Upon the 25th anniversary of their debut single “Wannabe”, we count down some of the most iconic moments from the mega girl band.
Today marks 25 years of Spice Girls domination. Having dropped their mega-hit “Wannabe” a quarter of a century ago, the infamous girl band went on to smash records, sell out global tours and establish themselves as one of the most iconic groups of all time with their displays of grungey fashion and unapologetic girl power.
And, what better way to celebrate the milestone anniversary of their debut single than with a look back at some of their most iconic moments? From Brit Awards fashion that made history to reunion tours and quirky movies, head below to look back at some of the group’s most memorable moments.
The song that started it all
There was only one way to start this round-up, and it was by paying tribute to the song that started it all. A girl power anthem worthy of a name, the track shot the brand into the depths of stardom by becoming the most sold single by any UK-based girl band of all time. We will definitely have this on repeat all night long.
The 1997 Brits performance that quickly became one of the biggest fashion moments in British history
We all know someone who has attempted to recreate this iconic Geri Halliwell moment! Sporting a Gucci mini dress emblazoned with the Union Jack, the outfit from this stellar performance at the 1997 Brits quickly became a cultural reference point with a legacy set to live on for years to come.
The Spice Girls walked so 1D, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish could run
Dropping their slightly bizarre yet very iconic Spice World movie back in 1997, the band set the tone for other artists venturing into the medium of film. And, while there have been plenty released since the 90s, none have quite lived up to the empowering messaging and wildly entertaining scenes of the band’s film.
THAT bum pinch
This video speaks for itself…
Who else is iconic enough to have a musical made about them?
Proving that the Spice Girls’ pioneering presence in the world of girl bands has had a lasting impact was the 2012 musical Viva Forever!. Crafted around some of their most beloved anthems, the musical was a true ode to the group.
The band gave the fans what they wanted and made a comeback
As with all major groups, the 5 women parted ways after turbulent fallouts and a move towards solo careers. But, in a bid to reunite and give their fans some much-needed reassurance, the Spice Girls announced their 2007 The Return of the Spice Girls Tour. Spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America, fangirls across the world rejoiced as they received renditions of their favourite tracks and scenes of the dynamic group back in action.
Their solo careers have been just as successful – and, rightly so
While their run as a collective was magnificent, the success of their solo careers, which has seen them build fashion empires and go on to have successful music releases, is a testament to the sheer talent and individuality of each member of the beloved group.