Song Saturday: “Oi to the World” (Repost)

With the holiday season here, we wanted to share our feature looking back at No Doubt’s classic Christmas cover of “Oi To The World” for this week’s Song Saturday, originally written and recorded by The Vandals. While touring in India, No Doubt filmed a music video for “Oi To The World” with Sophie Muller. Though […]

Song Saturday: “Spiderwebs” (Repost)

For our TK20 section, we wanted to look back and share one of our Song Saturday posts featuring an inside look at No Doubt’s iconic track, “Spiderwebs”. During the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing retrospectives, fan favorites, tributes and much more in honor of Tragic Kingdom’s 20th anniversary. Let us know if you have […]

Song Saturday: “Sailin’ On”

For this week’s Song Saturday, we’re looking back at No Doubt’s cherished cover of Bad Brains’ “Sailin’ On”. No Doubt’s version of the song was recorded and released originally for MOM: Music for Our Mother Ocean volume one compilation and again later included on their B-sides and rarities collection. Hardcore-punk reggae-rockers Bad Brains released their […]

Song Saturday: “Early Winter”

For this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’re looking back at one of Gwen’s most cherished solo singles from The Sweet Escape, “Early Winter”. Co-written with Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley, the track was released in Europe as the album’s fifth and final single. Before working together in the studio, Gwen reached out to Rice-Oxley about an […]

Song Saturday: “Ache”

For this week’s Song Saturday, we’re looking back at a fun and catchy old-school track about getting your wisdom teeth pulled, “Ache”. Written by Eric Stefani, an early demo version of the song was recorded by himself and Gwen alongside a keyboard instrumental. The song was adapted and appears on No Doubt’s debut album as […]

Song Saturday: “Staring Problem”

For this week’s Song Saturday, we’re looking back at one of the more faster-paced tracks from Return of Saturn, “Staring Problem”. Notably one of the last songs to be co-written with No Doubt co-founder Eric Stefani, “Staring Problem” was first mentioned in October 1999 and was debuted live on the band’s west coast club tour. […]

Song Saturday: “A Little Something Refreshing”

For this week’s Song Saturday, we’re looking back at the fun and quirky No Doubt track about wanting to eat everything in sight, “A Little Something Refreshing”. The song comes from the band’s self-titled album released in 1992 and is No Doubt’s shortest recorded song to date clocking in at 1:19. Originally titled “Pizza, Coke […]

Song Saturday: “Platinum Blonde Life”

For this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’re looking back at No Doubt’s “Platinum Blonde Life” from 2001’s Rock Steady. Produced by The Cars’ Ric Ocasek and Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, “Platinum Blonde Life” was heavily influenced by new-wave and is one of the most rocking tracks on the album. The band hooked up with Ocasek […]

Song Saturday: “South Side”

For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking back at Gwen’s successful collaboration with Moby for “South Side” (“Southside”). The song was written and produced by Moby and appears on his album Play which was released in 1999. The original album version of “South Side” does not feature Gwen due to technical problems during […]

Song Saturday: “End It On This”

Keeping in the spirit of the Tragic Kingdom era, this week we’re featuring a major highlight and fan favorite from the album, “End It On This”, for Song Saturday. After Tony ended their lengthy relationship, Gwen took to her notebook and wrote some of her deepest lyrics to-date from the heart while writing for Tragic […]

Song Saturday: “Cool”

For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking back at one of Gwen’s cherished singles from her debut solo album, “Cool”. Written by hit maker Dallas Austin and Gwen in 2004, “Cool” was released as Gwen’s fourth single from Love.Angel.Music.Baby. Its been noted that Austin wrote the song after being inspired by No Doubt’s […]

Song Saturday: “Different People”

For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking back at another special and personal favorite from Tragic Kingdom, “Different People”. Gwen has stated a on a few different occasions that her first attempt at writing on her own were to “Different People”. Written in late 1992-early 1993, Eric Stefani, Gwen and Tony take the […]

Song Saturday: “Stricken”

For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking back at a personal favorite from The Beacon Street Collection, “Stricken”. This romantic up-beat song was written by Eric Stefani, Tony, Gwen and Tom and stands out as one of the highlights on the band’s independent release. “Stricken” features standout horns and piano and Gwen referred […]

Song Saturday: “Spiderwebs”

For this week’s special edition of Song Saturday, we’re looking at one of No Doubt’s most classic tracks (and my favorite song), “Spiderwebs”. The single kicks off the Tragic Kingdom record and has been performed at practically every show since the album’s release. “Spiderwebs” was the band’s second single from Tragic Kingdom and was released […]

Song Saturday: “Hateful”

For this week’s edition of Song Saturday, we’re featuring a fan request! We’re looking back at “Hateful”, No Doubt’s beloved cover from The Clash tribute album, Burning London, released on March 16, 1999. Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, No Doubt paid homage in a straight-forward and horn-infused cover which also featured rocker Billy […]