"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is an endearing love song that proved to be one of the band's most enduring compositions. The relatively tender song is seen as a nod to the Ramones' early rock and roll influences. The studio version somewhat uncharacteristically features a glockenspiel. The song was written by drummer Tommy. According to Dee Dee Ramone's autobiography Lobotomy, "We could have made a million dollars on it, because the Bay City Rollers wanted to do it."