38: “I Wanna Really, Really, Really Wanna Zig-A-Zig Ah” – The Spice Girls


So here’s the story from A to Z: you wanna get with us, ya gotta listen carefully! In this episode, we’re headed back to the years of 1996-1998 when the world collectively spiced up its life big time with the introduction and pop domination of THE SPICE GIRLS.

This was a special time in our youth when adult women were referred to by the infantile pseudonyms of Ginger, Baby, Scary, Posh and Sporty; when platform heels and cheetah-print jumpsuits were trendy; and when we couldn’t get enough of the undeniable hooks packed within nearly every single released by the British pop quintet.

But do those songs hold up today? And after two decades, does the Spice Girls’ slogan/mission statement of “Girl Power” come off as a genuine feminist battle cry… or a cringeworthy gimmick? Slam it to the left, shake it to the right, chicas to the front – hai, si, ja, hold tight for the latest episode of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG!

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