Rumours have been circulating about a potential Spice Girls reunion pretty much since the London 2012 Olympics, when all the Spices performed at the closing ceremonies in one of the most spectacular moments of the games. It started to look like all those random rumours and fake ‘confirmations’ of a reunion were about as legit as a Friends reunion movie. Would our poor ’90s hearts ever again feel the rush of those Spices singing about what they want, what they really, really want?
Apparently the answer is yes! In May we got word that three out of five spices (that is, Scary, Ginger and Baby) have recorded new music and were hinting at a reunion tour. We immediately went rifling through our closets to find those platform sandals and denim mini skirts (chokers and crop tops are back in style now anyway so those were already out).
Although only three of the Spices recorded new music, we still held out hope that there would be a full Spice reunion tour. Alas, it seems Victoria Beckham is just too Posh for the Spice Girls now, and instead would rather tend to her fashion line, four children and super-hot husband. Fine, we guess we understand that. So a four-Spice reunion? It looks like that’s not in the cards either. Mel C. (Sporty Spice) recently penned a piece for The Love Magazine, that makes it pretty clear she won’t be returning.
‘Earlier this year after several face-to-face meetings with the girls I made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion with Emma, Geri and Melanie‘ she writes, ‘The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilisation?! Unfortunately something didn’t feel quite right and I had to follow my gut.’
Mel doesn’t want to tarnish the already crazy, amazing legacy the group has. If Posh is already out, there’s no way they can be exactly as they were in the ’90s and Mel C. doesn’t see a point in trying.
‘I’d love to play huge arenas across the World, sing our brilliantly bonkers pop songs and relive our former glory. It is of course a very lucrative opportunity too. But we were a five-piece band. Didn’t we reach a peak with the Olympics? There’s a lot to be said for bowing out on a high note.
‘For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out ‘Spice up Your Life’ on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympics. Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.’
So it seems like she’s got our best interests at heart. Maybe she’s right and a reunion can’t ever be as amazing as the original (shh! Don’t tell Gilmore Girls that). Plus she reminds us that ‘friendship never ends’ and closes it off with love for the girls.
‘I am beyond proud of my past and will always embrace and celebrate being a Spice Girl, It’s what I am.’ We guess we can accept her reasoning. It doesn’t mean we’re not excited for new Spice Girls music though. A three-piece Spice is better than nothing, right?