In news sure to make you stop right now (thank you very much), an anonymous co-writer of the Spice Girl’s 1996 hit Wannabe has solved one of music’s greatest mysteries.
That’s right. More than two decades on from the iconic track’s release, we’re FINALLY finding out just why we really, really, really want to “zig-a-zig-ah”.
We’ve long suspected the puzzling lyric to suggest something a little bit ~sexual~, perhaps a bit of horizontal tango-ing or to put it bluntly, an earth-shattering orgasm, but as it happens, we couldn’t have been more wrong.
^ The last 20 years have been a lie.
Sh-t and cigars. Apparently, that’s what the iconic lyric is actually saying. Yes you read that right, and yes we’re just as confused as you are.
The unsavoury combination of words was actually inspired by a nickname the gals had for a person whom they shared their Shoreditch studio with back in the nineties.
"This guy had this nasty habit of taking a dump in the shared khazi (toilet) while smoking a cigar, so we took to referring to him as 'Sh-t and Cigars,'" the writer told The Sun.
And it’s not the only hidden message within the song...
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The insider also claims that Mel B’s quick-fire verse contained some alleged references to two of the band members having sex while under the influence of illicit drugs.
Though his allegations are yet to be confirmed, the source claims that the lyric, "We got G (being Geri Halliwell) like MC (Melanie Chisholm) who likes it on an E" is referring to the drug ecstasy.
Not sure about you, but we’re going to take that one with a grain of salt.