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    Jul 8, 2014

    Ready To Feel Old? The Spice Girls' "Wannabe" Came Out 18 Years Ago Today

    1996 was an increasingly long time ago.

    Yes, it's been...

    Wannabe, the girls' first single, was released in the UK on 8 July, 1996, on cassette, 12" vinyl and CD.

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    It went on to top the charts in 16 countries, selling 6 million copies.

    It's been 18 years since Mel C did this backflip on a table.

    Since Mel B and Emma terrorised these old men for no reason at all.

    Since Geri and Emma danced with this glamorous old woman.

    And it's 18 years since saying "zig-a-zig-ahh" while doing a sassy dance became a thing.

    The Spice Girls themselves have been informing people about this.

    RT @We_Luv_the_90s: 18 years ago today, the #SpiceGirls released their debut single, 'Wannabe' in the UK. #90s @OfficialMelB @MelanieCmusic…

    Melanie C@MelanieCmusic

    RT @We_Luv_the_90s: 18 years ago today, the #SpiceGirls released their debut single, 'Wannabe' in the UK. #90s @OfficialMelB @MelanieCmusic…

    7:36 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But people are find it hard to believe.

    @BuzzFeedUK I refuse to belive that. #FeelsOld

    Gemma Storey@gemma_m_storey

    @BuzzFeedUK I refuse to belive that. #FeelsOld

    9:10 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @OwainWynEvans This terrified me this morning!! Cue existential crisis!

    Carys Hepworth@caryshepworth

    @OwainWynEvans This terrified me this morning!! Cue existential crisis!

    9:25 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Holy fuck balls this makes me feel old RT @TrueFacts: The Spice Girls' single "Wannabe" came out 18 years ago today.

    SAO@SexAtOxbridge

    Holy fuck balls this makes me feel old RT @TrueFacts: The Spice Girls' single "Wannabe" came out 18 years ago today.

    1:00 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Lots of people pointed out that people going to university this year probably weren't alive in 1996.

    Never going out again as there'll be people that weren't born when Wannabe came out

    Leezus@LeeMcVeigh

    Never going out again as there'll be people that weren't born when Wannabe came out 😫

    10:16 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And now you're freaked out.

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