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ˈwɒn əˌbi, ˈwɔ nə-wannabe
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aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabeenoun
an ambitious and aspiring young person
"a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
Someone who wishes to be or do something, but lacks the qualifications or talent; an overeager amateur; an aspirant.
Etymology: Written form of a reduction of "want to be"
"Wannabe" is the debut single by English girl group the Spice Girls. Written and composed by the group members in collaboration with Matt Rowe and Richard "Biff" Stannard during the group's first professional songwriting session, it was produced by Rowe and Stannard for the group's debut album, Spice, released in November 1996. The song was written, composed, and recorded very quickly but the result was considered lacklustre by their label and was sent to be mixed by Dave Way. The group was not pleased with the result, and the recording was mixed again, this time by Mark "Spike" Stent. "Wannabe" is a moderately paced dance-pop song which features Mel B and Geri Halliwell rapping. The lyrics, which address the value of female friendship over heterosexual relationships, became an iconic symbol of female empowerment and the most emblematic song of the group's Girl Power philosophy. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, the song won for Best British-Written Single at the 1997 Ivor Novello Awards and for British Single of the Year at the 1997 Brit Awards. "Wannabe" was heavily promoted by the group. Its music video, directed by Johan Camitz, became a big success on the British cable network The Box, which sparked press interest in the group. Subsequently, the song had intensive radio airplay across England, while the group performed it on television programmes and started doing interviews and photo shoots for teen magazines. Responding to the wave of public interest in the group, Virgin released the song as the group's debut single in the United Kingdom in July 1996, well ahead of the planned release date of the Spice album. "Wannabe" topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks and has received a double Platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The song was released in the United States in January 1997, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. It was the group's only number-one single in that country. By the end of 1996, "Wannabe" had topped the charts in 22 nations, and by March 1997 this number had climbed to 37. "Wannabe" became the best-selling single by a girl group in the world, with 1,385,211 and 2,910,000 copies sold in United Kingdom (by 2017) and United States (by 2014), respectively, and over 7 million copies worldwide by the end of 1997. In a 2014 study, it was found to be the most easily recognisable pop song of the last 60 years. An EP titled Wannabe 25 was released in 2021 to mark the single's 25th anniversary.
The numerical value of wannabe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of wannabe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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I absolutely LOVE Jesse Eisenberg's parody of the 'bitter boy' movie critic, it was spot on! these lazy movie critics, bastardize movie reviews, because they are wannabe directors, who's dreams fell down the watering hole of failure, due to their lack of tenacity.
I've pulled up short of a federal mandate ... but I am really distressed by some of these comments of wannabe presidential candidates..., think of an analogy: What if I said 'It's my car, I don't want any brakes...and it just endangered my life? [But] you're endangering the lives of other drivers. That's what this is about.
Joe Biden is already The President. Ron DeSantis is wannabe, and wannabes throw stones at the people who have the job they want. What The White House is doing is attempting to do everything Ron DeSantis can with restraint to stop people from getting sick and dying.
He’s the most arrogant governor I’ve ever seen in my life. It is shocking, it really is. Enough is enough, he’s a barbaric, wannabe dictator.
Everyone's familiar with the political world map, it looks as if the entire planet's surface is carved up, every square centimeter accounted for -- which it is, in one sense. But what that map doesn't show you is the large number of wannabe nation states, which are also there, but seldom get a look in.
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