Famous made up words from hit songs
Obviously, one of the most iconic examples of lyrical absurdity is the phrase “zigazig ah”, brought to you by none other than the legendary Spice Girls. The ’90s brought music lovers a handful of made-up words (read on for more), but “zigazig ah” is definitely the spiciest.
Taken from the British girl group’s 1996 single “Wannabe”, the tagline is instantly recognizable to anyone born before the 2000s, and for good reason: “Wannabe” was an international sensation, not only topping the charts and in getting double platinum certification in the UK, but also conquering radio waves in the US and tons of other countries.
The 1996 track was not only insanely eye-catching but quite mysterious. For years, everyone wondered what exactly ‘zigazig ah’ meant, and it wasn’t until 2017 that one of the song’s co-authors anonymously revealed the truth behind the meaning of the song. song by the sun and Marie Claire.
“There was this pop dude from the 80s who hated us for encroaching on what he considered ‘his territory’ which was boy and girl groups,” the anonymous source explained. “This guy had this bad habit of throwing himself into sharing [toilet] while smoking a cigar, so we started to call it “Sh * t and Cigars”.
Okay, disgusting – but the phrase “sh * t and cigars” sounds like “zigazig ah”, so I guess that makes sense.