Yesterday brought some news that was very welcome for 80s pop fans everywhere – Bros are to reunite for a special one-off concert to mark their 30th anniversary. They may be missing a member (the one who wasn’t an identical twin) and it’s not going to be a permanent reunion, but still great for those of us who remember the Goss brothers and their penchant for leather jackets. The reunion of an 80s or 90s band isn’t exactly news these days – whether it’s All Saints, Take That or The Stones Roses, everyone seems to be lured by the temptation of a nostalgic get together (or perhaps something a bit more financially driven), but there are some notable exceptions to the current crop of newly reformed popsters and rock stars…
Ok, we’re going back a bit further here, but they still deserve a mention because a) who doesn’t love Abba? And b) who would be fascinated by the prospect of an Abba reunion, even if they don’t love Abba? Their relationships were famously fractious and they turned down a whopping $1 billion to reform back in 2000, stating that they really don’t need the money, which is fair enough. We can console ourselves with the fact that their music lives on in the form of the astoundingly successful musical Mamma Mia, and if you’re one of the few people left who hasn’t seen it, Encore Tickets voucher codes can get you an excellent price on your ticket.
Now, this one is partly to do with the music and partly to do with seeing what might occur when the Gallagher brothers ever set foot on stage together again. Let’s just say there might be strong possibility of fisticuffs. But even so, it would be great to see at least part of the original line up, preferably performing some of their earlier stuff and not the releases of questionable quality that occurred later in their career.
S Club 7
Out of all our picks this one feels like it might be the most likely of all to take place, and not just because they've reunited in the past. We’re not saying various S Club 7 members haven’t had much success since their heyday, but let’s face it, solo achievements have been few and far between. The only problem might be that they’ve very much moved on from their youthful image, but that hasn’t stopped other pop stars reforming, so watch this space…
Ok, so we’re cheating a bit with this one because any who’s been following the news will know that a reunion of sorts is due to take place. But in our opinion (and the opinion of many a Spice Girls fan we suspect), this doesn’t count as a proper Spice Girls reunion because it only involves three of them. Ok, one of them is Geri, but still. We’ll probably have to make do with replaying their final appearance as a 5-piece during the Olympics closing ceremony in 2012, as a full and proper Space Girls reunion currently looks highly unlikely. But don’t worry you can still stock up and save on their various incarnations in music and on film with Amazon discount vouchers.
Yes, Beyoncé is currently Queen of the World and yes, the chances of her agreeing to a Destiny’s Child reunion are less likely than Madonna ever retiring, but we can live in hope. The success of Beyoncé as a solo artist has somewhat overshadowed their catchy tunes and memorable dances, but we think everyone needs reminding exactly how good they were. Because they really were very good indeed.
At the current rate, there won’t be too many bands left who are ripe for a reunion, but worry not even if your favourites choose to leave the past in the past - we’ll always have Spiceworld: The Movie.
By Anna Scott, 6th October 2016