The song “Wannabe” was recorded by British girl group, the Spice Girls, with its lyrics emphasizing the importance of friendship over romantic relationships. Its upbeat and empowering message, helped catapult the Spice Girls to become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

Despite mixed reviews from critics, it won the award for “British Single of the Year” at the 1997 Brit Awards, after topping the charts in 37 different countries around the world.

On this very day, March 11th 1997, it was the #1 song in America, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. If you’d like to have a listen, please feel free to use the provided link. Released as a single (on June 26th 1996), here’s the SPICE GIRLS, with “WANNABE”…