Geri Halliwell, the well-known member of the best-selling female group of all time ‘Spice Girls,’ celebrated the 25th release anniversary of the fan-favorite song ‘Wannabe‘ through her verified Instagram account back on July 8.
Halliwell released two group photos captured almost 25 years ago and added that the song written and composed by the group members changed their entire lives; in her own words:
“25 years of ‘Wannabe’. Wow. The song that changed the lives of five girls from Britain.”
By referring to the photos, Halliwell, who became a symbol of girl power with her Union Jack dress, continued her message:
“The first picture was taken in my back garden on a Sunday – we were all listening to the radio together that day we went to number 3 in the charts! The black and white picture was from our first ever photoshoot!”
Then the singer pointed out the last photo showing the famous, gold Spice Girls ring and revealed years later that she bought the ring for each of the girls when they first got together as a symbol of their friendship. She concluded her words as follows:
“It’s a special bond that continues to stand the test of time. I’m so proud of everything we have achieved together, girls. Big thank you to our amazing fans from all over the world for your support and loyalty. Love, Ginger.”
The song focusing on female friendship was released on 8 July 1996; it received an Ivor Novello Award for Best British-Written Single and a Brit Award for British Single of the Year.