London Closing Ceremony 2012: Spice Girls Perfect Fit to Close the Games

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2012


Can any woman in their mid-to-late twenties think of a better way for the 2012 London Olympics to come to a close than a performance by the Spice Girls?

According to the London Telegraph, the Spice Girls are set to resurrect and reunite to perform in the closing ceremony of the London Games on Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

The London-based pop group is known for their heavily contagious (and often annoying) songs, to which I'll even admit can be quite catchy.

Aside from the fact that my Twitter feed blew up when word got out, I would think fans of the Spice Girls are ecstatic to hear this news.

The Girls were consistent chart-toppers during their years together, which consisted of 1994-2000 and then a brief comeback from '07-'08.

Not only were the Spice Girls a successful pop group, but they were the most successful girls group and expanded into a global brand.

From movies and musicals to dolls and Sony Playstation games, the Spice Girls were everywhere.

As Entertainment Weekly notes, the group's total grosses were estimated at $500-$800 million between 1996 and 1998 alone.


What It Means

The Spice Girls are a symbol of London and the fact that the girls are reuniting to perform for their home country is special.

They're the first British band since the Beatles to have two albums on the United States' Chart Top Ten at the same time, per to the group's official website.

Despite being from London, the Spice Girls were branded and marketed heavily in the U.S. and around the globe and brought people of different origins together, very much like our Olympic Games.

You may not be a fan of their music, but their performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Games is about more than just music.


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