"Wannabe" | EW.com

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Wannabe This U.K. bubblegum quintet struts like an, um, En Vogue wannabe, but their wafer-thin voices make them come off more like a female New Kids. Lurching...WannabePop This U.K. bubblegum quintet struts like an, um, En Vogue wannabe, but their wafer-thin voices make them come off more like a female New Kids. Lurching...1997-01-24
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Wannabe

Genre: Pop; Status: In Season

This U.K. bubblegum quintet struts like an, um, En Vogue wannabe, but their wafer-thin voices make them come off more like a female New Kids. Lurching from ABBA-style choruses to unconvincing hip-hop, the Spice Girls’ international smash is more a compendium of music styles than an actual song. Still, there’s something endearing about the goofily formulaic Euro pop of “Wannabe.”

Originally posted January 24 1997 — 12:00 AM EST

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