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August 11th, 2014
The late 90′s were a truly glorious time for pop music fans. From Hanson and Backstreet Boys, to *NSYNC, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, the music industry was the most fun and cheerful and colourful it had been in a really long time. No offense to grunge or gangsta rap, but neither are what we would call ”feel-good” music.
And if you were loving all that delicious late ’90s pop music (don’t even try to deny it), there was really only one group you could thank for its comeback: the Spice Girls.
When the Spice Girls made their first appearance in the Much environment in January 1997, they were already a phenomenon in England with a #1 album and three #1 singles. “Spicemania” hadn’t yet taken over North America, but the buzz was getting bigger by the day. When Scary, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Posh Spice sat down with Master T, they easily delivered one of the most iconic interviews in Much history. The Girls were funny, charming, honest and a little bit naughty at times, and anyone watching that day could tell that they were going to be HUGE.
It’s hard to believe that over 17 years have passed since the Spice Girls first landed in Canada. In that time they conquered the world, broke up and got back together again, all the while cementing their place as the best-selling girl group in music history.
It’s always so much fun to revisit an interview that is as entertaining as this one, but you know what’s even more fun? Making GIFS! Check out our seven most GIF-worthy moments from the Spice Girls’ first Much interview.
Geri’s “Girl Power!”
The first time we heard the catch phrase that literally took over the world!
When Mel B. yells at Master T.
There’s a reason why she’s “Scary” Spice!
Master T. shows his six pack
He gave the Girls a thrill!
Posh Spice smiles!!!
Your eyes are NOT deceiving you – that is real footage of Victoria Beckham smiling. She can SMILE, people!!
Master T. gets a face-full.
Master T. gets another face-full.
And of course: the Zig-a-Zag-AH!
Check out the full Spice Girls interview here.
In celebration of Much’s 30th Anniversary we’re going to be looking at amazing past footage, like these interviews, all month long. Keep up with the great anniversary content on Much.ca and by using the hashtag #ForeverYoung.Tweet