- Angst? What Angst?: They all vehemently denied any tension within the group, of which there was so very, very much. Eventually, most of them fessed up and discussed it, but Emma remained all smiles.
- Ear Worm: Too many to count.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Part of the reason for the band's success is that their songs were enjoyed by people who would normally hate the idea of listening to manufactured pop groups. This is because of their extremely high production values, the varied harmonies and the general attempt to make each single stand out. The fact the band didn't release any covers as singles helped as well.
- Fanon Discontinuity: The album Forever. Many fans would rather that Goodbye had been their last single, given the title. The band's lack of success with Forever and its generic style means it is an easy album to ignore.
- Les Yay: The girls did a lot of hugging and kissing of each other when they were in front of the cameras. Behind them, probably not so much. Also, they admit to catfighting on occasion.
- Rule-Abiding Rebel: Hyped in a semi-feminist way as women expressing themselves, but widely criticised for being a bunch of stereotypically-hot, scantily-clad young women whose songs and image were almost entirely created by backroom men.
- Signature Song: "Wannabe", "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Stop" are the songs most associated with them. During the group's heyday, "Spice Up Your Life" was a bigger hit than "Stop".
- Tear Jerker: "Viva Forever" and "Goodbye".
- What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Seriously, they were marketed to (and incredibly popular with) preteen girls, but most of their songs were very thinly veiled metaphors for sex. Some that instantly spring to mind? "Naked", "2 Become 1", "If U Can't Dance", "Holler"...