Sunday, February 04, 2007

It seems like yesterday, but in reality it was eleven years ago that the Spice Girls sprung onto the pop scene, like invincible goddesses of yore springing fully formed from the brow of Zeus - unstoppable, unique and irreplaceable. In the months and years since their debut the Spice Girls and their music have changed every facet of the world we live in, helping through the talisman of "Girl Power" to bring the world outside our windows closer still to the world inside our hearts.

Originally released in the UK on July 8, 1996, "Wannabe" became not only one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, but in the process reached number one in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Latvia, the United Kingdom and the United States. By the time "Wannabe" hit number one in the US, the Spice Girls had already achieved their fourth UK number one - with "Who Do You Think You Are". The Girls thereby achieved the rarified honor of having the number one song on both sides of the pond at the same time - albeit with two different songs!

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