Friendship lasts forever, and so does “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls. The 1996 friendship-first hit turned 25 years old Thursday (July 8), and the Spice Girls aren’t letting the occasion pass unnoticed.
At press time, four of the Spices had taken to social media to spotlight the career-defining song, which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was ranked the 10th biggest Hot 100 hit on the year-end chart in 1997. And even though the song came out long before there was streaming, the song has registered 541 million U.S. streams, according to MRC Data.
Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, shared a couple throwback photos in celebration of the song that “changed the lives of five girls from Britain.”