Do we WannaBe reunited?

I have a memory, a distant one granted, of the 2012 Olympics. The closing ceremony saw huge names such as Queen, and indeed the Spice Girls. One thing that confused me though, was why were the Spice Girls so big? There’s only really one notable song, as far as I’m concerned, that is almost reasonable […]

James Davies
19th February 2018

I have a memory, a distant one granted, of the 2012 Olympics. The closing ceremony saw huge names such as Queen, and indeed the Spice Girls. One thing that confused me though, was why were the Spice Girls so big? There’s only really one notable song, as far as I’m concerned, that is almost reasonable (that being ‘Wannabe’). The rest of their songs are, well honestly, trash.

Even ‘Wannabe’ isn’t a particularly good song. The lyrics are completely meaningless. Perhaps it’s because I really listen to the lyrics and almost use them to change my mood. When you hear songs such as ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston, a complete classic, you begin to understand that the artist has put serious passion into the song. ‘Wannabe’, in comparison to a song such as one of Whitney’s best, doesn’t even come close to the amount of lyrical meaning.

In honesty, I could see them playing in Popworld if they were reunited

I can only really name three of the Spice Girls. Victoria Beckham obviously, Mel B and Geri Halliwell (that’s without using Google). Victoria Beckham has a somewhat failing fashion business, Mel B, I believe, is a judge on America’s Got Talent, and Geri Halliwell, well I’ve no idea. None of them have been very successful. I always find it a good way to confirm how successful a group is by how successful the individuals are as solo artists. None of the Spice Girls have actually successfully gone back into music. Mel B’s most listened to song on Spotify only has around 500,000 plays, while Victoria Beckham barely got over 400,000.

Perhaps it’s partly, as well, how the Spice Girls were formed. They were selected by a newspaper and formed into a girl group, which is great, but none of them really have any talent. So why on earth are people so obsessed with them? Can’t we just leave them back in 2000? I’m not saying modern music is any better, and I’m certain the Spice Girls will be remembered, even if not fondly, but maybe we could leave them where they split 20 years ago. In honesty, I could see them playing in Pop World if they did end up reuniting.

My point is, they have no real talent. Why would anybody want a talentless bunch of people to reunite? I’d far rather Queen reunite (which they have), because they have actual talent. It does beg the question though, will the Spice Girls really be properly remembered in another 20 years’ time, or will ‘Wannabe’ just be another artistless song that’s kind of catchy?

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