We all know that No Doubt has been killing it with their live version of their new single “Looking Hot” on television and some fans are, how can we say it, obsessed. It’s obvious that No Doubt seems to be amping up the guitars and are taking a more raw approach to the album’s arguably most danceable track. On BSO even, KROQ radio personality and DJ Ted Stryker commented saying that he would play “Looking Hot” non-stop if it had a little more rock-edge the live version seems to have. We also know of alternative stations that have been contacted about the same issue and they are all agree. We all know that “Looking Hot” has huge radio potential (and needs to be on there NOW!) but it brings up the question… would it hurt for the band to remix or record a more “harder” version of the song to appeal to alternative radio? Personally, I think it would be amazing! The energy the band brings to the song live takes it to a different level and would be commercially on-par with something released off of Tragic Kingdom.
Don’t get us wrong, the album version is phenomenal and one of the best tracks on Push and Shove, but from comments, emails and suggestions online from fans all around the world, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to get the idea out there!
Vote in our poll and leave your comments below! We will try to forward this onto the band and/or Interscope if we get good feedback.
(Download this version courtesy of David K.)