For today’s poll, we’re curious if you prefer the original and unreleased stripped down version of “Ex-Girlfriend” that was teased by the band or the sassy bass driven version that was domestically released on Return of Saturn.
Both versions are incredible but give two totally different takes on the song. Gwen once referred to the original slower version as “another bummer No Doubt song” but features an amazing breakdown with lyrics not in the final version (“You’ll find a girl that’ll make you great / A girl more like you”) and the phrasing that comes across is magic.
The final version that was released was inspired by Tricky and Gwen brought nothing but attitude and freshness to the table. “Ex-Girlfriend” is classic No Doubt and is one of their best songs to rock out to. But the original is so good, too — which one do you prefer? Thanks for voting!