If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends (Gotta get with my friends)
Make it last forever, friendship never ends
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give
Takin' is too easy, but that's the way it is
Despite on the face of it referring to a relationship, the chorus of “Wannabe” does much to instil a sense of comradeship between the girls and their fans. It was this ‘in it together’ attitude that appealed to Britain, as it was one of the first times that women in popular and chart culture were portrayed to be working together as friends, rather than sisters or rivals.