Pink Floyd 1 – Spice Girls 0
- 28 September 2007
A survey by digital music provider Music Choice has found that Pink Floyd has topped the nation’s wish list of bands most wanted to reform.
Next in line were 70s Swedish stars Abba and rockers Guns N’ Roses.
The poll of 5,000 music fans spells trouble for the recently reunited Spice Girls however. Posh, Ginger, Scary, Baby and Sporty are the ensemble music lovers most want to see disappear into obscurity.
They are currently preparing to kick off a world tour at the end of the year.
The Europe-wide poll also called for pop act Girls Aloud to take a break, as well as Irish singers Westlife.
Andrew Jeffries, worldwide director of music and programming for Music Choice, said: “When Led Zeppelin announced their gig we wanted to see just who else would be a smash hit in Europe, so we turned to music fans to find out.
“Although we knew Pink Floyd might be a contender, we never dreamed they’d be the top choice and we were amazed that so many fans wanted to say ‘goodbye’ to Posh and co.”
Pink Floyd won 26% of the votes. Although the group did perform at the Live8 concert in 2005, a reunion seems unlikely. Co-founder Roger Waters fell out with the rest of the group in the mid 1980s.