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Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Gets Remake to Promote Women’s Rights (Video)

Fans from around the world use ’90s hit to advocate for equal pay, gender equality

“Spice Girls” fans are taking the “girl power” message to a new level.

A women’s rights group has remade the iconic girl group’s hit song “Wannabe” in an effort to push for women’s rights, equal pay, and an end to violence against women.

The new video, entitled #WhatIReallyReallyWant, follows women around the world as they sing the classic song. Throughout, they display banners with messages like “Quality Education for All Girls” and “End Child Marriage.”

The video is truly international in scope, beginning with girls dancing in what appears to be India before transitioning to Africa and finally England.

The Spice Girls exploded onto the scene in 1996, when “Wannabe” became a No. 1 hit in over three dozen countries. The group would go on to sell over 85 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most successful musical groups in history.

They eventually disbanded, but reunited in 2012 for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. There was also speculation last year that the group would reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Wannabe,” but Emma Bunton, a.k.a Baby Spice, shot those rumors down.

Melanie Chisholm, better known as Sporty Spice, got in on the fun, too.

“Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practicing my backflips?” she tweeted. Bunton replied, “Do I need to put my pigtails in?!?!?”

Watch the video above.