Spice Girls - Wannabe

19 August Critic Jonni 0 Comments

The Spice Girls are my revisit today, purely because I don't think I'll have another opportunity to review their music videos again. Unless requested or a surprise reunion starts up again. They were a 5-piece girl group who all had little aliases to their names. They were Victoria Beckham (née Adams, Posh Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice) and Mel C (Sporty Spice). They were worldwide superstars, that made the biggest impact ever in the 90s. They spread Girl Power across the globe and were famously known for some of the dresses they wore, or the projects they went on to do. Apparently another reunion tour is going to start soon, but I believe it's highly doubtful.

"Wannabe" was written by Matt Rowe, Richard Stannard and Spice Girls. This song was written really quickly, apparently, and the girls came up with various parts of the song along with "zigazig-ah". They were having fun and they all just got hooked to this one word, which I have to admit is a great word and should appear in more songs, shame it hasn't. The song is more about friendship than anything else, and also has an in-direct link to their most recent single: "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)". This video is their most memorable, and the song got to number one in lots of different countries.

This music video shows the girls having fun. I love the start and the end where you hear them laughing and jumping about and then singing Wannabe a cappella. I also like the setting, they are obviously in this posh hotel, and they are singing and showing how street they are compared to the people around them.

Now you'd think Posh Spice (Victoria) would fit in, and it looks like she's trying to do just that, flirting with the guys and stuff, but we don't see much of her at all, and funnily enough she doesn't even get a singing part, which is quite surprising to be honest. I also like how Melanie C does a back flip, showing her sporty side, but can she do that now? I doubt it...

Overall a great video that shows how young and free they were, I didn't like it when they broke up, and when Geri left the band, but I totally understood why, their schedule got too hectic and there was just no way around it. The accompanying music video is fun, lively and there's only one word I can use to describe it: "Zigazig-ah".

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