Happy 1st Anniversary to Push and Shove

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Can you believe it’s already been a year? No Doubt’s sixth and latest album, Push and Shove, was released on this day back in 2012. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts and spawned their catchy comeback single “Settle Down”, “Looking Hot” and their infectious collaboration with Major Lazer and Busy Signal on the title track, “Push and Shove”.

We want to congratulate the band on the anniversary and we hope to hear more about their upcoming projects soon!

So now a year later, which song from the album is your favorite?

Remember to visit and help out with the Push and Shove Wiki!

20 Replies to “Happy 1st Anniversary to Push and Shove”

  1. I keep listening to it almost every day. It’s funny how most of those songs sound as ND classics. P&S, Looking Hot, Heaven, Undone, Undercover, DTSD and Settle Down are perfect gems. Bad this album is so underrated by the general public.

  2. Revisitng this record a year later I really appreciate the music that the boys brought to an extent but Gwen’s lyrics feel so strained and forced. I feel that the record is quite tedious to listen to. I hope the next record (if there is a next record) is better.

    On a side note, does anyone ever think that the band would do better if they got together regularly to practice and do some low-key shows? I know they are all busy with other priorities, but it might get that creative fuel going. Just a thought.

  3. I was rocking out so hard this morning to Push and Shove with out realizing!! That song is absolute genius seriously. Settle down, Looking Hot, and Sparkle. Push and Shove live AMAZING!!!

  4. It makes me sad to think of this because at the time I thought Looking Hot would be a hit for them (soooo wrong about that!) and we thought there would be a tour and more singles, etc. What a disappointment that era turned out to be… It’s a shame they (the record company and the band) gave up on it so quickly. It wasn’t a terrible album by any means; just not their best. I started listening to it again over the summer and I started to appreciate it a little more. I didn’t care for Heaven or OMS before, but now I like them. You can tell they had a difficult time making it though. Gwen’s lyrics were below par and all about being overwhelmed. That’s not a great theme to have for an album. People generally want to hear about love, personal struggles and heart break LOL

    Anyway, my favorite song is Easy…

  5. What really bothered me about the album was not the songs per se, but level of over-production….Sounded too safe for a rock band, safer even than Gwen’s solo career. I guess their maturity backfired in some way…you can’t stay the same youthful and energetic No Doubt of a decade ago with lyrics so Hollywood princess-bland and production values akin to Katy Perry.

  6. Wow I didn’t know that video was available anywhere, and that’s the first time I’ve seen it. I’m convinced that’s what killed P&S. What a completely misguided concept for a video!!! It’s not even compelling in any way. If they had just come up with something better, the story could’ve been a lot different now. The song was great. The video controversy slammed the nail in the coffin.

  7. I want to contribute something more positive to this discussion … I gave a friend of mine a compilation cd that included all the P&S tracks, and he didn’t listen to them much at first, but then he said they grew on him and he ended up loving all of them! He is not from the US, and he doesn’t know “no doubt” or “Gwen Stefani” from a hole in the ground, but he said that he loves the emotion she conveys in her voice in the slower songs. He also likes the more upbeat songs. I consider his review to be pretty unbiased and a testament to the potential appeal this album had that was lost due to inadequate promotion and the unfortunate Looking Hot video… :/

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