The Spice Girls' most played song of the 21st century revealed

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The Spice Girls most-played song on TV and radio since 2000 has been named. (Photo by Fiona Hanson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Spice Girls most-played song on TV and radio since 2000 has been named. (PA Images via Getty Images)

The Spice Girls' most-played song on TV and radio since 2000 has been unveiled as Who Do You Think You Are

The chart-topping single from the group’s 1996 debut album Spice topped a list compiled by music licensing company Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) to mark the 25th anniversary of their debut single Wannabe.

PPL analysed radio and TV airplay data from the 21st century to compile a top 10. Many of the hits from the group, which was made up of Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Mel B, Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton, were released in the late 1990s.

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The group performed the song during their famous opening of the Brit Awards in 1997 where Halliwell wore her iconic Union Jack dress. 

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The track beat out Wannabe and Stop, which came in at two and three on the list respectively.

Pop ballad 2 Become 1 was the fourth most-popular Spice Girls track, while Say You’ll Be There was at number five.

At six was Spice Up Your Life, while Goodbye was at seven and Mama eight. Viva Forever and Too Much closed out the list at number nine and 10 respectively.

It's been 25 years since the Spice Girls released Wannabe. (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
It's been 25 years since the Spice Girls released Wannabe. (Getty Images)

It comes as Thursday, 8 July, marks the 25th anniversary of their debut single, Wannabe.

Peter Leathem, chief executive of PPL, said: “The Spice Girls are a true British music phenomenon who conquered the world’s charts and became one of the most influential and successful acts of all time.

“The 25th anniversary of the release of their landmark first single Wannabe is the perfect time to celebrate the group’s remarkable legacy and the enduring popularity of their countless hits.”

With additional reporting by PA.

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