On this day in history, 1997

Spice Girls release ‘Wannabe’ in the US

Already a hit in the UK, the Spice Girls’ first single, ‘Wannabe’, is released in the US and will top the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The group’s debut album will go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide as they become on of the biggest pop acts of the ‘90s.

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (1985)

This song, Money For Nothing, by Dire Straits, is from the album, “Brothers In Arms”.

It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1985, but only made number 4, on the chart, in the UK.

This groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 August 1987.

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