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Unless you are looking for some deep meaning I cannot think of, I would say it is applicable because the song is played by 6 guys --- 4 from Monkey Majik and 2 from the Yoshida Brothers. That is 12 arms all together instead of saying "the 6 of us".
こうぜ is just how いこうぜ gets pronounced in lively "tough guy" kind of speech. It is used in group activities such as sports where a team effort is essential. Te-form of a verb + （い）こうぜ！ = "Let's all (verb), guys!"
Wild speculation here, but the Japanese polite conjugations seem especially unsuitable for singing. です and ます sound weird with a fully-voiced す taking a full mora, yet Japanese poetry is very strict with moras - almost always, for example, っ and ん do take a full note in songs. In addition, they take up lots of space, which is really at a premium with ...
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