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'Wannabe' Is 20 and You've Never Been Older

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Due to the space-time continuum and physics and stuff, we will all wake up one day and something will alert us to a distressing bit of news: we are old. Maybe it's finding that first white hair or changing your bedtime to 10pm or not being able to drink without a hangover. Or maybe it's a post telling you that the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" is on the verge of being old enough to legally drink in this country.

It feels like only yesterday that we were all chomping down on those Chupa-Chups, inadvertently becoming girl power feminists, and fighting over who got to be which Spice Girl (even Aaliyah and Nicole Richie got in on this), yet here we are all elderly, still in love with this song. But no matter; all it takes is watching the music video that started it all to feel young again. Take a little time to zigazig-ah (and wonder how they got away with so many nipples in this video):


Update: Three of the Spice Girls seized the anniversary as an opportunity to tease a possible reunion, under the name GEM.


And, while we're waiting for that to shake out, you could do a lot worse than to watch this recently women's rights-focused remix video, produced by the Global Goals movement.


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