Why the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” is actually a quite profound song

I'll break it down. It is. This song actually does describe some integral parts of relationships working. I know they were sch a ridiculous trend and everyone looked at them like a dumb British pop fad of girls who liked to go by names as Sporty Spice  (which sounds kind of pornographic. Beside the point.) But, give me a moment here, really.

(Let's forget the "really really really wanna zigzagizg ha! portion of the song and look at the more important details.)

"If you want my my future forget my past, if you wanna get with me, better make it last"

Any healthy relationship will have the other person forgive and forget their past and accept them for who they are now. The past is the past, and we all have one, unless you are some mystical creature that is perfect and has never made any mistakes. Also, if you want to be with someone, tell them. Be forward, don't play stupid games and wait. They may not be there when you want them to be. Trust me.

"Now don't go wasting my precious  time- get your act together we will be just fine"

This particularly resonates with me and many people I know. Don't act dishonest, immature, shady, wear denim on denim unless it looks cute. My time is precious, You know what? So is yours. So don't waste it either. And, YES, GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. GET IT.

"If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends-make it last forever, friendship never ends"

That's right. First, it's a crucial sign that your significant other gets along with your friends, respects them, cares about their well-being, is interested in their lives. Second, your friends will always be there, listening to your crazy phone calls, incessant texts about stupid things, and there to pick you up when you're down.

"If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give...Taking is too easy but that's the way it is"

If only I knew what to say to that right now. There needs to be a balance in a relationship of give and take. Helping each other out in times of need. However, they key word is balance. When that balance tips, and someone is taking advantage of the other, it's time to see the big red flag waving.

Yes, now granted the rest of the song may not be so profound, including introductions of each Spice Girl and their qualities. Not quite relating to relationships. However, it does feel great to dance around in an Illinois sweatshirt and "real" sweatpants drinking a large class of wine singing "zizizizizgagaga ha!" by yourself. I mean, but that's hypothetical. Who does that?

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