Dust off those Buffalo boots and get perfecting your best Posh Spice pout, 'cause the Spice Girls just announced some huge news.
We know, we know - over the years we've had a number of Spice Girls reunions. Remember when Scary, Ginger and Baby Spices launched their reunion project GEM in 2016? Geri Horner (née Halliwell) said she "really pushed" for the girls to reunite and was the driving force behind the project, which launched a pro-looking website and new music (which was eventually leaked). But by the following year the group had fallen flat, with the music never officially leaked and Geri saying that ultimately, she couldn't go ahead with the plan without the full line-up.
But now, Two years after Geri , Mel C, Mel B and Emma Bunton took their Spice World 2019 Tour to stadiums, the girls have reunited with Victoria Beckham to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their smash debut single Wannabe; with a fancy #IAMASPICEGIRL global fan campaign to boot.
In July 1996 Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh Spice trust themselves upon an unsuspecting planet and unleashed their own brand of Girl Power, hitting number one in 31 countries and proving the soundtrack of a generation.
Now, 25 years later, the girls are releasing a celebratory Wannabe25 vinyl picture disc and cassette to honour the song's legacy.
Oh, and we're getting previously unreleased five-piece track Feed Your Love as a treat. Hoorah.
On July 23rd 2021, the Spice Girls will bring all the nineties nostalgia as they release a snazzy vinyl and cassette featuring their timeless debut single, previously-unreleased remixes and a track the group recorded with collaborators Richard 'Biff' Stannard and Matt Rowe during their first album sessions; Feed Your Love.
Brb, ordering both.
The Wannabe25 EP will also be available on streaming services and for digital download, which is all very modern. Chatting about the release, the Spice Girls collectively said, "The Spice Girls belong to everyone and that’s why we want to mark 25 years of ‘Wannabe’ by celebrating our incredible fans." Presumably in perfect harmony, while flipping peace signs and single-handedly destroying the patriarchy ✌🏼.
The band are also calling on fans to share their stories as part of the #IAMASPICEGIRLS campaign. Head over to the girls' socials for more info.
14 shocking facts you never knew about the Spice Girls:
1. They were originally called Touch
When the girls first got together, they were called Touch. It wasn't until Geri thought to change their name to Spice that the band eventually agreed on Spice Girls.
This all comes after Emma Bunton assured fans the girls are desperate to get back on tour again soon.
Speaking to Chris Moyles on Radio X, she teased, "We started talking about maybe doing some more and then lockdown happened, which is such a shame.
"I’m dying to do it again. I’m waiting to see what’s going on in the world. You can’t book anything yet, so we’re waiting for that moment, but I’m sure that will happen when we can."
Mel C also teased exciting plans to celebrate Wannabe's 25th anniversary recently, telling Pop Shop Podcast, "It’s high on the agenda for us girls. I mean, since we did the tour in 2019, I have just been like, ‘more shows, more shows’
"And, you know, obviously that isn’t something that’s gonna happen this year, sadly. So, again, a big old rethink."