08/12/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
The London Olympics came to a close Sunday with a star-studded ceremony full of music, dance and fashion – and a dash of Spice.
After 16 days of awe-inspiring athletics, the Closing Ceremony seemed more like a music festival than a farewell.
The three-time Olympic host city celebrated the closing of the Games with previously unreleased footage of John Lennon singing “Imagine,” performances from Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, George Michael, The Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox, Ed Sheeran, Russell Brand, Fatboy Slim, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye, Muse, Bryan May and more.
The reunited Spice Girls performed two of their biggest hits, “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life,” with the same energy – and wardrobe – the five-some had during the 90s.