The Spice Girls’ new single, “Headlines (Friendship Never Ends),” hit British radio last week, but I needed a few days to process its stupendously awful title before blogging about it. Seriously, the whole thing sounds as if someone swallowed down Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” with a gallon of Splenda and a bottle of NyQuil, then vomited it back up with the help of Auto-Tune. And while Sporty, Scary, Baby, Posh, and Ginger were never known for their world-class lyrics, “Headlines” is enough to make me long for the poetry of “2 Become 1”
To go beyond the surface, to reach into your soul
This love is not demanding, my heart has told me so
I’ll hold on to my hero, with faith enough to fly
The power to imagine will keep this love alive
Anyhow, take a listen for yourselves, and tell me what you think, what you really, really think. And if you need something to jolt you out of a “Headlines”-induced stupor, I’ve embedded the “Wannabe” video after the jump.
addCredit(“Spice Girls: Mike Owen”)