This week, beloved Brit girl group the Spice Girls had a rare reunion in London to announce their new jukebox musical Viva Forever! and while we’re uber excited to screech along to “Wannabe” in theater aisles like we did “Dancing Queen” at Mamma Mia, the news got us thinking: where have all the girl groups gone? From the Supremes and the Shirelles in the ‘60s, to Dream and All Saints in the ‘90s, you couldn’t fling a fake press-on nail without hitting a girl group, but with the next wave of boy bands surging in thanks to One Direction and The Wanted, the music world’s curiously devoid of their female counterparts. Sure, we’ve got Gaga and Beyonce, Britney and Nikki, but there’s something special about a girl power-boasting group of gals. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite group groups ever—hopefully, there’s plenty more where that came from!
The Spice Girls
The biggest British pop sensation since the mop-topped Fab Four, Mel B., Geri, Emma, Mel C. and Victoria burst onto the scene in the mid ‘90s and took the world by storm with their sassy personas, sky-high platforms, girl power sensibilities, dance-ready hits like “Spice Up Your Life” and “Say You’ll Be There,” and, of course, that infamous Union Jack dress. The group disbanded in 2001 following Geri’s shocking exit in ’98, but all five singers have all gone on to super successful solo careers and projects (not to mention marriages!). The ladies made dreams come true with their ’07 reunion tour and now with the new play, here’s hoping we see a lot more of this feisty fivesome together again!
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