Spice up your life! Deemed as the greatest after party of the year, the Olympics closing ceremony hit us with a slew of performers — both from the past and present – Sunday, August 12. And while the Spice Girls reunion undoubtedly stole the show (I mean, Posh even showed up!), here are five songs we forgot we loved from the closing ceremony:
“Spice Up Your Life,” Spice Girls
With Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh back together, the Spice Girls brought the house down with their designer outfits (Posh in Giles Deacon, Scary in Zuhair Murad), which they showed off while singing on top of fast-moving black taxi cabs.
“Freedom ’90,” George Michael
Dressed in his best leather and embellished skull belt buckle, George Michael brought some ’90s fashions back with him during his crowd-pleasing performance of ‘Freedom ’90.’
“Imagine,” John Lennon
Okay, we may have never stopped loving John Lennon’s “Imagine,” but the children’s choir rendition at the Olympics made us love it even more. Yoko Ono even re-mastered old footage of Lennon singing for the night, which was played during the performance.
“Little Bird,” Annie Lennox
Remember the Eurythmics? Well, if not, Annie Lennox made us remember: the Scottish singer performed a special pirate-wench rendition of her hit “Little Bird” on a pirate ship, which left nobody wanting to walk the plank afterwards.
“Fashion,” David Bowie
David Bowie may be the quintessential ’70s artist, but last night he was oh-so-right-now: supermodels including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole and Georgia May Jagger strutted across the Olympics stage, donning gold designer dresses, while the song played. – Christian Allaire