I've written about the '90s a lot these past few months, but I feel like that's only because so much of the 1990s is back. Is it because those of us who were kids then are suddenly adults with money that's burning a collective hole in our pockets? That's probably part of it. Part of it is also probably that the feeling of nostalgia is just so good.
Please feel free to listen to your old No Doubt CDs on your Discman, tie your hair back in a scrunchie, and remember what life was like with dial-up internet as you read why 2013 is like, totally the year of the 1990s.
I already talked about the best boy bands of the '90s, followed by '90s boy bands we probably forgot about. Now it's time to give the ladies some love. Here are the top five girl bands of the '90s — girl power and stuff!
Let's be real here, when anyone mentions '90s girl bands, the Spice Girls are not only the first one you think of, but quite possibly the only one you think of. The British pop group was (is) made of five members: Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice). And they were huge in the '90s. You couldn't escape the group, their catchy songs, their Barbie dolls, mini Barbie dolls, stickers, hit clips, CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts, jewelry, books, lollipops, candy... okay, so, whatever, they were also heavily marketed. But that doesn't take away from the fact that they have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. They are the most successful British band since the Beatles — just let that sink in.