‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Star Wars’ Stars Sing Spice Girls’ Hit ‘Wannabe’

Lawrence Yee
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The Spice Girls breakout hit Wannabe turns 21 (!) this weekend. To celebrate, W magazine got a slew of stars, including Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown and Riz Ahmed from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to recreate the pop song.

“I’m obsessed with the Spice Girls,” an excited Brown declared.

True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgaard wasn’t, crying out “OMG!”

Despite not even being born when Wannabe premiered, 13-year-old Brown spat out the lyrics the best (she’s shown off her rapping skills several times).

Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, also fared well, possibly due to her British heritage. And fellow Brit Ahmed nailed his “zig-a-zig-ah.”

Nicole Kidman has a sultry interpretation, which Milo Ventimiglia had a more dramatic read.

A commercial success that top the charts in United States, U.K., and over a dozen countries, Wannabe has also made it way onto the soundtracks for films like Chicken Little, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and Sleepover.

The stars featured in W’s version included: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Milo Ventimiglia, Keri Russell, Riz Ahmed, Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Jodie Comer, Rupert Friend, Sanaa Lathan, Claire Foy, Johnny Flynn, and Brit Marling

You can compare the star-studded celebrity version above with the original Spice Girls version below.

Lawrence Yee
Lawrence is Editor in Chief of FANDOM. He grew up loving X-Men, Transformers, and Japanese-style role playing games like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. First-person shooters make him incredibly nauseous.
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