Vote: Most Underrated Song From ‘Tragic Kingdom’

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Up next, we’re curious which song from No Doubt’s biggest album to date, Tragic Kingdom, do you find the most underrated? Almost (if not all of the album) is recognizable to most fans, so which track do you feel hasn’t received enough recognition over the years?

Tragic Kingdom went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide, hitting #1 all over the world and staying on top of the Billboard charts for weeks that spawned some of the band’s biggest hits to date including “Don’t Speak”, “Just a Girl”, “Sunday Morning” and “Spiderwebs”. The album hit #1 in the US in December 1996, almost a full year after the album was domestically released.

In our past fan favorites poll, the album also came out on top. Fans voted the Tragic Kingdom era the top era that gained the most fans, the top tour that fans would love to revisit, the band’s best style, and the fan’s second favorite album (closely behind Return of Saturn). Fans also voted “Sunday Morning” as their favorite single from the album.

Tragic Kingdom is set to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary this year and the band still treats fans to goodies from the album such as “Hey You”, “Different People”, “Happy Now?” and “End It On This” live occasionally. No Doubt also re-worked “Excuse Me Mr.” into an unexpected rad slow reggae-jam on their 2009 summer tour.

Most notable tracks: “Spiderwebs”, “Just a Girl”, “Sunday Morning”, “Don’t Speak”


Previous polls:

Most underrated song from The Beacon Street Collection?
Most underrated song from No Doubt?

For our next series of polls, we’re curious which song from each of No Doubt’s albums do you find the most underrated. We’re trying to put together a comprehensive list of the band’s best “unheard” and overlooked tracks — and because it sounds like a fun topic to discuss!

We’re not asking fans to necessarily vote for their favorite songs or the “hits”, but which tracks are most overlooked and what they would like to see the band revisit. Some material has yet to be performed at all really (i.e. “Dark Blue”, “World Go ‘Round”, “Waiting Room”, most of Push and Shove) which, in our opinion, deserves a chance to be heard live. But… we are also saying that some of these tracks may not be considered as strong as some either.

We hope to have new polls up every few days in the next couple of weeks for each album. Once all of the votes are tallied, we’ll put together a massive post with the top picks. After submitting your vote, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know why you picked which track — we’re wanting to include comments from our visitors in the results post. If this is successful, we also plan on holding a “tournament” of sorts to find out which the top No Doubt songs of all-time are.

16 Replies to “Vote: Most Underrated Song From ‘Tragic Kingdom’”

  1. Tough between EIOT and The Climb but I voted for The Climb because it has such a buildup and is probably gwens best vocal delivery on any ND song.

  2. It’s underrated by the band, not by us… They did play it live a lot, but that song deserved to be a single. It’s one of the highlights from TK.

  3. Cynthia, the question is addressed to us fans, not towards the band. Overall I think fans tend to underrate You Can Do It, The Climb and World Go ‘Round.

  4. I tend to think anything not a single, or even a single that was not commercially successful, would be considered underrated. That is why I pick End it on This.

  5. I’m struggling with this one because I don’t feel that any of these songs are underrated. WGR and YCDI don’t get performed, but I don’t think they are great songs to begin with. I adore Sixteen, but again, it’s not their best so I don’t see it as “underrated”. I guess I’ll skip this poll haha

  6. I almost chose End it on this because I love it SO MUCH but I ended up choosing World go round instead because I feel like we never get to hear that one & it’s so good!

  7. I agree with Amanda. I don’t think anything TK-related is really underrated in any way. They toured this album to death and many of its songs still get performed today. This seems to be the only album that the band still generally appreciates today unlike RoS, their first two albums and P&S obviously.

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