Doesn’t time fly. It’s been two decades since the world’s favourite girl band released their biggest hit. The famous song, Wannabe, is now set to be re-released and used as an equality message.
The campaign for equal rights have utilised the well-known hit and have started recording a new version 20 years after the original.
A Celebration Of The Spice Girls' Wannabe
Wannabe was in the charts in 1996 and after just a week it catapulted to number one and maintained that position for another seven weeks. People worldwide were embracing the cassette single, every youngster had their favourite spice girl and girls everywhere were chanting ‘girl power’. The song Wannabe received accolades after its position at the top for seven weeks was the second longest by an all-female band.
The hashtag #wannabe is currently trending and the anniversary celebration are certainly in full swing. Tweeters have already taken to Twitter to reminisce and some have even kept a copy of the famous Spice Girl cassettes.
The Surprise Comeback
The Spice Girls have been hinting at a comeback or a particular surprise to thank fans. It is thought that their might be a reunion on the cards but those that favour Posh and Sporty will be thoroughly disappointed as they will not be making a return. However it is thought that the other three will be performing at Hyde Park Summertime Festival next year. The star group are seemingly remaining tight-lipped and have made subtle suggestions that there could be a few treats for fans.
The New Version of Wannabe
A release made as part of a video campaign to both celebrate the anniversary and also send messages has came under fire by some journalists. The song is supposed to convey equal rights and an empowerment for women but some disagree. The video mimics the one back in 1996 as the young singers play their part. Rendezview express some of their views and feel as though the song has no real substance or message behind it, in fact it could be rather counter-productive.
However you look at it and whether you feel the song does justice for the message the campaign is trying to express you can be sure that children of the 90’s will be taking themselves back down memory lane.
Wannabe On Repeat All Day with Amazon and HMV Voucher Codes
Fans worldwide will be enjoying their disintegrated cassettes today- it might be time to play your favourite tape. Okay, many of you would have unfortunately lost your old style cassette and will most likely have nowhere to play it. How times have changed, we now stream our music or for those still struggling with that transition we use CD’s, the music industry has came a long way since 1996. But there’s no reason you can’t use today’s anniversary to enjoy a bit of the Spice Girls. If you have lost your version then try Amazon for streaming music with Amazon voucher codes. Alternatively you could buy yourself a new copy to keep safe, enjoy the latest music or even music that dates back twenty years with HMV voucher codes.
By Daniel Treasure