I love new music. However I hate new music covering old music and pretending that they did it first. So basically everything Pitball, Jason Derulo (until recently) and almost every artist has/is doing for the past decade and more.
This is different though. Maybe because the original is still a very clear memory for me and because of the cover. Clearly people of my immediate generation (mid 80s-mid 90s) are now in influential positions. We’re all fully grown adults making choices and important decisions and steering industries to suit our tastes. You can see it in fashion and film and Music. We’re nostalgic for our youth because we’ve only or still are coming out of it. The 90s was our time of care-free existence. So naturally every other Buzzfeed survey is a reference to a film, song or character popular during that time. Move over Brat Pack, Back to the Future, Miami Vice, Transformers, Michael C Hall – everyone wants to talk about Clueless, Freak and Geeks, My So Called Life, Party of Five, Leo Dicaprio, Boybands and more importantly Girl Power. Specifically Spice Girls. I remember how I felt when I saw these girls perform on Top of the Pops. It’s a wonderful mesh of excitement, mania and pride. It’s not a guilty pleasure, never was. I have yet to see a Girl Band generate and command that kind of love in my lifetime … or even ever. Danish songstress, MØ‘s tribute cover to the Spice Girls won me over. I immediately connected to her and wanted to look into more of her music simply because I know, like many our age, shared that same glee for this group. It’s something that we will never experience again because it’s so much different when your that young. Its innocent and consuming adoration. Also I just love the cover photo.