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22 Things You Didn't Know About Spice Girls' Debut Song "Wannabe"

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It was released 20 years ago TODAY.

“Wannabe”, the Spice Girls’ debut single, was written in just 20 minutes.

“Wannabe”, the Spice Girls' debut single, was written in just 20 minutes.

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It was nearly an R&B song.

Geri described the R&B version as “bloody awful” in her second autobiography.

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The song entered the UK charts at No. 3. The group celebrated with a bottle of champagne in Geri’s sister’s garden.

The song entered the UK charts at No. 3. The group celebrated with a bottle of champagne in Geri’s sister’s garden.

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It was the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly” and Gary Barlow’s first solo single, “Forever Love”, that initially kept it off the top spot.

It was the Fugees’ "Killing Me Softly" and Gary Barlow’s first solo single, "Forever Love", that initially kept it off the top spot.

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