Videography

No Doubt’s complete videoraphy presented in chronological order including videos and director information. Please report any broken video links here.

Misery 2016
This Is What the Truth Feels Like
Director: Sophie Muller / Interscope
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Gwen released her official music video for “Misery” on May 31 which was directed by Sophie Muller. The video was filmed over two days in early May in an abandoned building once owned by Sears in Los Angeles. Gwen notably mentioned that this was her first “traditional” music video shoot since 2014 and wanted to showcase as many gorgeous looks as she could. Styled by her team including makeup artist Grgeory Arlt, hairstylist Danilo and styling team Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, Gwen is seen throughout the video in custom couture and gowns and pieces by On Aura Tout Vu, Gemy Maalouf, Molly Goddard, Rocky Gathercole, Augustin Teboul and La Perla.

The inspiration behind the glamorous video was “to create a beautiful and striking look that had a juxtaposition to the industrial and gritty location” according to stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. “The goal was to create a high fashion editorial story that no matter what the backdrop was, Gwen would stand out in a strong yet feminine and whimsical way.” The duo shared that they came up with the looks first and paired them up with locations that suited best based on backgrounds and lighting. “The whole video was sort of a take on a high-fashion editorial.”

Three male dancers are featured throughout the video that were comprised of a duo team from Jamaica and a third from the area. The three came up with their choreographed moves on the day-of shooting and even filmed a scene with Gwen dancing with the pink-flowered background which was unfortunately cut from the final version.

The “Misery” video shot to the #1 spot on iTunes pop video charts and clocked over a million and a half views in less than a week. The video also garnered positive media reviews and was featured and praised by many fashion industry insiders.

Can't Stop The Feeling (First Listen) 2016

Gwen makes a cameo throughout Justin Timberlake’s first listen video for “Can’t Stop The Music” from the upcoming Trolls soundtrack. Gwen is seen during the video jamming out to the track in her car while driving around. The cast of Trolls are featured in the clip for Timberlake’s summer track.

Misery (Lyric Video) 2016
This Is What the Truth Feels Like
Lyrics and Hand Drawn Illustrations: Gwen Stefani

A week ahead of Gwen’s album release, “Misery” was released as a digital promotional single and a lyrics video was shared featuring hand drawn lyrics and illustrations. The video also features Gwen at the beginning opening up her “diary” and photos included in the album artwork appear in the video, too.

Make Me Like You 2016
This Is What the Truth Feels Like
Director: Sophie Muller / Interscope
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“Make Me Like You” made history and was the first-ever live music video event which debuted on February 15 during the Grammys during an extended commercial break. Gwen partnered with Target for the Sophie Muller directed video for her second single from her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like out March 18 (with a special deluxe edition being sold at Target stores exclusively). The video was shot in real-time in one-take and was later uploaded to Gwen’s Vevo channel as the official music video for the single.

Target and their teams started creating ideas and production for the video in late December 2015 with Gwen participating in over a week of her own time in rehearsals. In an interview with Carson Daly, she Gwen spoke about the symbolism of the video’s scenes saying, “… it starts off I’m in a crash and I have, like, a jail outfit on, and then I’m kind of like, “Woah, what’s happening?” I start gaining confidence and then by the end it’s very, I’m in the heavens, you know what I mean? It was such an amazing artistic version of what just happened, you know?”

Though the song came from a happy place (in direct reference to her new relationship with Blake Shelton), the video does start off from a dark place where we see Gwen laying on top of a crashed scene with cars in a black-white smock similar to a jail outfit. The video moves pretty quick and we see Gwen dashed in-and-out of scenes including a beauty parlor, mod scene on motor bikes and seeing her swept off her feet in a club named “Blake’s” (another nod to her new beau). One the most memorable scenes (and that had the internet buzzing) takes place in a circular rollerskating rink which features Gwen skating. The camera cuts away shortly and a stunt double for Gwen took her place and ended up tripping and falling which created chaos on-set. Gwen later revealed that the whole stunt was done on purpose to create shock value and helped her trend on Twitter for most of music’s biggest night. The video ends in dramatic fashion with Gwen being raised to roaring applause and confetti on top of Target’s elaborate set in the shape of a bullseye.

Several close friends of Gwen made quick cameos in the video including her hairstylist Danilo and stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. Choreographer Todrick Hall also made an appearance and hosted Target’s inside look inside the video while filming on Periscope during the taping giving fans an alternate live view.

Used To Love You 2015
This Is What the Truth Feels Like
Director: Sophie Muller / Interscope

Gwen released “Used To Love You” spontaneously for fans after debuting the song live in New York during her MasterCard Priceless concert on October 17. “Used To Love You” was written shortly before features some of Gwen’s most heartfelt and personal lyrics since Tragic Kingdom.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the “Used To Love You” video was shot in one-take and features an intimate camera on Gwen. She does an incredible job expressing many phases of emotions including sadness, anger and confidence while mouthing only a few words of the song. The video plays like viewers are listening and living the song alongside Gwen and it’s heartbreaking.

Gwen premiered her video for “Used To Love You” on Facebook on October 19, 2015 and featured the same footage that was used as the backdrop during her MasterCard Priceless Surprises show in New York. The video received over 1,000,000 views on YouTube in less than 48 hours after it’s debut.

Spark The Fire 2014
Director: Sophie Muller / Mad Love Records/Interscope

“Spark The Fire” was directed by Sophie Muller and filmed over two days in Los Angeles on October 10, 2014. Gwen and director Sophie Muller teamed up with visual effects masters Flawless FX (also behind No Doubt’s “Settle Down” in 2012) and the opening animation was created by Roger Quilatan.

Gwen and Sophie came up with the video’s concept and she also collaborated with the animators from her upcoming Harajuku Lovers cartoon for the animations and emojis. She wanted to use the text-driven icons to elaborate what she was saying with her lyrics in the video. “I wanted to create ones for the video that made sense for the lyrics, so there was an emoji made for every lyric that you could make one for. I feel like emojis were made for me.”

In the video, Gwen is seen coming down from her cloud all dolled up then blasts us into dance club scenes. The video is full of colorful and fresh graphics which compliments gorgeous Gwen in scenes alongside black and white backdrops. The song’s producer and co-writer Pharrell Williams also makes appearances throughout the video.

Both the single and music video were released on December 1, 2014. “Spark The Fire” was Gwen’s second single from her upcoming third solo album.

Baby Don't Lie 2014
Director: Sophie Muller and Weirdcore / Mad Love Records/Interscope

“Baby Don’t Lie” is Gwen’s debut single from her upcoming third solo album. Co-written with Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and Noel Zancanella, the single comes across as a mid-tempo pop track with ragga flair and the video matches it’s cover art. Bright colors, funky shapes and prints come to life in the Sophie Muller and Weirdcore directed video. “Baby Don’t Lie” is a play on the classic story Wizard of Oz and sees Gwen take the role as Dorothy which starts in a black and white world until she is swept away by a twister into a new technicolor environment. The video follows Gwen while she walks down a “yellow brick road” and along the way she meets up with three insane looking characters which come across as the Tinman, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. Backup dancers are also brought to life in crazy colorful dance scenes before Gwen ends up in a back ally looking like she’s ready to dance battle. Everything seems to rewind itself and has Gwen getting swopped up again by the twister and brings her back to her own world, this time in color. Just like the original story, it’s presumed that Gwen dreamed up the whole thing. The video ends in glamour shots of Gwen in a classic pinup look in a gorgeous polka dot ensemble.

The “Baby Don’t Lie” video debuted on Vevo on October 21, 2014 and was teased the previous night on NBC’s The Voice.

Looking Hot (Lyric Video) 2012
Push and Shove
Director: Melina Matsoukas (Unreleased) / Interscope

The “Looking Hot” video was filmed over two days at the Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch Studios in a Universal Backlot in Hollywood. The Melina Matsoukas directed video debuted on November 2 and was removed by the band less than 24 hours later due to controversy for its “reportedly stereotypical depiction of Native Americans”.

An official lyric video was released to promote the single shortly after.

Push and Shove 2012
Push and Shove
Director: Sophie Muller
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Though not released as an official single, No Doubt really wanted to “put visuals” behind one of their favorite tracks off of Push and Shove. The video features five different locations: #1, the band is seen walking the streets of New York (while in town for the NFL pre-game show in early September 2012), #2, the bar scene was filmed in a Canadian called Ontario in Brooklyn, New York, #3 a solo of Gwen featuring some of her fabulous L.A.M.B. for nOir jewelry, #4, a beautiful underwater scene with Gwen and #5, the band filmed while in-flight on their private jet from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. This 4 minute black and white, in-your-face, fun video seemed like a more casual side from No Doubt.

Directed by Sophie Muller, the video debuted online only via Vevo.com on September 25, 2012, to coincide with the new album’s release. The video was then released on iTunes for purchase a few days later. At this time, Interscope has no plans to release the video anywhere else.

Busy Signal, who guests on the album and video version, is not seen in the video. This may be in part of it not being released as an official single, more promo, and his problems with the law. His part is still heard in the video version with several members mouthing his lines during the song.

Settle Down 2012
Push and Shove
Director: Sophie Muller
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No Doubt debuted their video for “Settle Down” on the E! network during a special premiere on July 16, 2012. Two versions of the video include the online-extended version and a radio-edit version used for television.

The “Settle Down” video was filmed over two days at Downey Studios in Downey, California on June 12-13, 2012. The video was directed by longtime friend and director, Sophie Muller.

The shooting began in the early afternoon on Tuesday, June 12 and consisted primarily of single shots of Tony, Adrian, Tom, and Gwen inside a gigantic sound stage. Around 1:00 AM the production moved outside to get individual performance footage of the band members. After Tom finished all of his performance shots, production wrapped for the day around 4:30 AM.

Less than ten hours later everyone was back at Downey Studios ready for another full day of filming. Gwen finished all of her individual shots around 8:00 PM and production wrapped inside the sound stage immediately afterward. The crew packed everything up and headed outside to the back lot where No Doubt took the stage together for the first time over the two-day period to perform “Settle Down” live in front of the cameras.

The video starts off with Tony (driving from India), Tom (driving home his home in suburbia), and Adrian (driving from an unknown location) then goes into a foreshadowing segment of Gwen jumping around in the back of a truck, which appears smokey and very busy. Each truck is themed to match the individuals backgrounds. Next, we see Gwen driving her truck from a very reminiscent Harajuku themed area (including bringing her Harajuku Girls along for the ride). Gwen stated in a interview this scene is supposed to represent the band coming back together, most notably Gwen stepping away from her solo phase. Product placements are in place as well for L’Oreal lip gloss and Ice watches. A very touching scene concludes the driving segment with the band joining in a group hug after they all exit their trucks. During the video we go back and forth between footage of the band performing live at a huge outside dance party filled with lights, solo performance shots on top of their individual trucks and Gwen dancing and singing for the cameras in the back of her sweaty truck.

Holiday 2009
Dilana's Inside Out
Director: Unknown
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Adrian plays a crazed cop in the video and played drums on the single.

In November 2009, the official music video premiered on Entertainment Weekly. The music video made its official television debut on LCN’s The Vault on November 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm.

Funhouse 2009
Pink's Funhouse
Director: Dave Meyers
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Tony, also the co-writer and the producer of the song, appears in the music video, playing a piano.

Early Winter 2007
The Sweet Escape
Director: Sophie Muller

The music video premiered on LAUNCHcast on November 15, 2007 and on MTV’s Total Request Live on December 18, 2007. It opens with a black-and-white scene of Stefani lying on the ground in a long white gown. In the next scene, Stefani is shown walking on the street under red street lights and then holds her love interest against the wall and talks to him. The scene then changes to Stefani walking on a street and later walking into the railway station. In the next scene, Stefani is seen singing under falling red-colored feathers in a huge palace-type hall. There are intercuts of Stefani staring at herself in the mirror with her hair up and snow/ash falling slowly down, with the lights turning on and off intermittently. Stefani is also seen sitting on the ground and singing while crying. She is then seen on the railway station walking besides a moving train. The video ends with Stefani running out of the hall. During a few scenes towards the end of the video, Stefani wore a green Dolce & Gabbana gown, as seen on the single cover.

Sophie Muller shot the video in three cities of the European Union: Milan, Italy; Budapest, Hungary; and Prague, Czech Republic, during the European leg of Stefani’s The Sweet Escape Tour in October 2007. In Milan she shot some parts at a church and a hotel. In Hungary she chose one of the railway stations of Budapest, the Nyugati railway station.

The video started circulating on UK music channels in November 2007 despite the single not being released there.

Now That You Got It 2007
The Sweet Escape
Director: The Saline Project

The song’s music video was directed by The Saline Project and was shot in Puerto Rico and Jamaica. The video premiered on MTV’s Total Request Live on September 4, 2007.

The video opens up on a mountain saying “Gwen Stefani Presents” and later another mountain says “Now That You Got It”. Stefani is singing against a wall with Marley and later Stefani and the Harajuku Girls are riding along the road with scooters singing the first verse. The chorus begins and Stefani, Harajuku Girls and Marley and playing board games under a shelter near the lake side. Marley then begins to sing his part near two sheds while Stefani and Harajuku Girls are still on their scooters. During the second verse, Stefani sings against another girl and shows the Harajuku Girls singing on roof tops with the male dancers from The Sweet Escape Tour (Flea, Legacy, Remedy, and Steelo). During the second chorus, the video opens at the beach where Stefani is SMSing someone to come to the party at night. This leads the video to a party at night time where Stefani is stripping on stage with people dancing. The video concludes with Harajuku Girls and the boys doing strips on the roof, Stefani singing on the scooters and the ending of the party with Stefani doing one last strip.

4 In The Morning 2007
The Sweet Escape
Director: Director: Sophie Muller

The music video was directed by Sophie Muller and features a tearful and distraught Stefani, lying in bed as she begins to sing to the camera. In a white inside out L.A.M.B. T-shirt, she wanders around her apartment lost and questioning her lover, who is in fact absent from the video. The lyrics describe an argument, which she has with an off-screen lover throughout the video. After lying around her apartment and crying during a bath, she leaves her house and travels in a car, as she sits tearfully in the back. The video ends with Stefani rolling on the bed.

The Sweet Escape 2007
The Sweet Escape
Director: Joseph Kahn

The song’s music video premiered on January 10, 2007 on LAUNCHcast. The video opens with scenes of Stefani and the Harajuku Girls in a golden jail. After obtaining the key from a dog, they escape. Stefani is then shown in a penthouse two hours later. She lets down two long braids, allowing the Harajuku Girls to scale the building and cut off the braids. They meet Akon at a parking lot, and Stefani drives off with him. They are pursued by two of the Harajuku Girls as police officers, and the video closes with Stefani back in jail after two hours of chasing. The video is intercut with sequences of Stefani and Akon in front of a letter G in lights.

Stefani performs “The Sweet Escape” inside a gold cage.

The video was filmed in December 2006, several days before Christmas. It was directed by Joseph Kahn and produced by Maryann Tenado of H.S.I. Productions. The jail and penthouse scenes in the video are symbolic of “being jailed by love”. Stefani being unable to escape her metaphoric prisons represents how one cannot escape from oneself. The penthouse scene is an allusion to the nineteenth century fairy tale “Rapunzel”. The video features product placement for two General Motors vehicles, the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Buick Lucerne.

Wind It Up 2006
The Sweet Escape
Director: Sophie Muller

The song’s music video was directed by Sophie Muller. Although it does not follow a substantial plot, it features outfits and scenes inspired by The Sound of Music. Stefani and her Harajuku Girls are often dancing in front of fields of flowers and a background of key-like symbols composed of two G’s placed back to back. In a scene mimicking The Sound of Music, Stefani portrays Maria von Trapp while the dancers, dressed in pajamas, portray her children and jump on a bed. In another scene, Stefani uses curtains to create sailor suits for the Harajuku Girls. Stefani also appears as a nun and an orchestra conductor. One scene uses smoke to create the illusion that Stefani is a submerged escape artist searching for a key. She pulls the key, a symbol of “the sweet escape”, from her mouth as an allusion to performances by escapologist Harry Houdini. The song’s title is often visualized by a colorful sign that reads “wind it up”. Another video was produced in 3-D, but this version was never released. After seeing the video, Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records, decided to work with James Cameron to produce other 3-D music presentations.

Crash (Live) 2006
Love.Angel.Music.Baby. / Harajuku Lovers Live (DVD)
Director: Sophie Muller

Because of Stefani’s pregnancy, a live music video was released instead of a narrative video. The video was directed by Sophie Muller at a performance in Anaheim, California during Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers Tour.

Serious 2005
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Director: Sophie Muller (Unreleased)

An unreleased video for “Serious” was created from the footage shot by Sophie Muller for the Harajuku Lovers Live tour back in 2005. The video features Gwen and the Harajuku Girls on top of a roof dancing in several outfits including L.A.M.B. tracksuits and nurse uniforms. You can find a short version of the video on YouTube.

Luxurious 2005
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Director: Sophie Muller

The music video for “Luxurious” was directed by Sophie Muller. In the video, Stefani plays a chola in high school. Then Stefani, accompanied by her Harajuku Girls, receive a manicure at a beauty salon, and styling her hair and applying cosmetics in front of a mirror. She shows off gold jewellery with her name carved on it. During his rap, Slim Thug appears in sequences with either Stefani or two Harajuku Girls. It concludes with Stefani joining her friends in a block party, where they celebrate with breakdancing and a barbecue. The video is intercut with sequences of Stefani breaking open piñatas and lying on a candy-covered floor.

Stefani had generally developed music video concepts while writing the song, but since she had not expected “Luxurious” to become a single, she had not given much thought to a music video for the song. The image she had for her persona was a high school girl named Mercedes, who she described as “very inspiring”:

“She’s this total like chola girl, white face, and she used to sit in class and put on tons of makeup. And I used to just watch her, mesmerized. And she would just wear this dark liner and this red lipstick and she had this safety pin and she’d be picking her eyelashes apart. She hadn’t taken that mascara off for months.” – Gwen Stefani (MTV News)

Stefani called Muller, who had directed several videos for Stefani and No Doubt, to direct the music video. Muller did not understand Stefani’s vision for the video, so Stefani became involved in developing ideas for the video.

Can I Have It Like That? 2005
Pharrell William's In My Mind
Director: Paul Hunter

The song’s music video was directed by Paul Hunter. It depicts Williams being watched by a secret organization. Aware that he is being watched, he talks to a woman, revealed to be Stefani, on the phone. He makes appearances at an exclusive boat party and at another party in his penthouse. There are intercut sequences of people including Williams and Stefani dancing in front of a large equalizer, Williams standing in front of explosions, and people skateboarding.And also shows Pharell’s black Enzo Ferrari (car).

The music video was filmed in late September 2005. The cinematography is designed so that the music video becomes the secret organization’s surveillance of Williams. It uses shifting camera angles to create tension. The scenes in front of the equalizer were filmed in front of a greenscreen, and the explosion sequences were shot live on the streets of Los Angeles, California. In the penthouse scene, he is accompanied by two naked women with leopard-pattern body paint and a baby cougar. Hunter came up with the idea of showing body-painted women, and Williams suggested sitting with the cougar because he “wanted to exude power.”

The video had little success on video chart programs. To date, it is Williams’ only video as a main artist to debut on MTV’s Total Request Live. It was on the program’s countdown for three days, reaching number nine. The video was unable to make MuchMusic’s Countdown.

Cool 2005
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Director: Sophie Muller

The song’s music video was directed by Sophie Muller and filmed in Lake Como, Italy. The video follows the song’s theme and depicts the relationship that Stefani has with a former boyfriend, who is played by Spanish actor Daniel González. González and his new girlfriend—played by Tony Kanal’s girlfriend, Erin Lokitz—are shown walking to a house. Stefani answers the door, and the three of them are seen in each other’s company, with intercut scenes of Stefani singing on a bed. There are flashbacks to the time when Stefani and her former boyfriend were dating, where she wears a brunette wig. Flashbacks and modern day are linked with match cut cinematography. The lyrical theme of “Cool” is maintained in the video, frames are incorporated to portray Stefani feeling ‘cool’. She is depicted as cool with her former boyfriend and his girlfriend throughout most of the video.

Hollaback Girl 2005
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Director: Paul Hunter

The music video was directed by Paul Hunter and filmed in Van Nuys and Reseda, Los Angeles, California. The video opens with a scene of Stefani spending time with her Harajuku Girls, when a crowd of students appears. Stefani and the Harajuku Girls then drive down Sherman Way past Magnolia Science Academy to Birmingham High School in a 1961 Chevrolet Impala, accompanied by the crowd. Stefani and the group cause a commotion when they disrupt a football game by walking onto the field and when they go to a 99 Cents Only Store and throw cereal and other food products down an aisle. Throughout the video, there are intercut sequences of choreographed dancing filmed in a sound stage, intended to represent Stefani’s imagination. Stefani and the Harajuku Girls are outfitted in cheerleading uniforms, accompanied by several Californian spirit groups: the Orange Crush All Stars, a cheerleading squad from Orange County; a marching band from Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley; a pep flag team named the Carson High School Flaggies from Carson; and a drill team from Stephen M. White Middle School in Carson. To visualize the song’s bridge, the Harajuku Girls spell the word “bananas” with cue cards. The video ends with a close-up frame of Stefani with her arms in the air.

The Chevy Impala convertible from the video includes a painting by artist J. Martin. The design includes Stefani as seen on the album cover of Love. Angel. Music. Baby. with the words “Hollaback Girl” in calligraphy. Eventually, the car was sold on eBay. Pharrell Williams, one of the song’s co-producers, makes a cameo appearance. The complete version of “Hollaback Girl” featured in the music video has been released commercially through CD singles and digital downloads, and some include remixes by Diplo and Tony Kanal.

The video debuted on March 21, 2005 and proved successful on video chart programs. It debuted on MTV’s Total Request Live on March 31 at number ten and remained on the program for a total of fifty days, becoming what Rolling Stone called “a staple of MTV’s TRL”. The video reached the top of the chart and was retired at number four on June 23, becoming Stefani’s first video to retire. It also reached the top of MuchMusic’s Countdown three months after its debut, and remained there for two weeks. VH1 listed the video at number five on its Top 40 Videos of 2005 and at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, the video received four nominations but only won the award for Best Choreography. Stefani did not attend the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, prompting rumors that she was protesting her lack of nominations the previous year, her multiple losses to Kelly Clarkson, and her not having been asked to perform.[54] Stefani denied the rumors, responding, “the only reason I am not attending the MTV Video Music Awards is because I will be recording and spending time with my family.”

Rich Girl 2004
Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
Director: David LaChapelle

The music video for “Rich Girl” was directed by David LaChapelle and features a pirate theme. The video, inspired by an early ’80s Vivienne Westwood advertising campaign, opens with four Japanese schoolgirls playing with a toy pirate ship and two Bratz dolls of Stefani and Eve, while the girls discuss what they would do if they were a “rich girl”. The video features several sequences. Stefani is first shown below the deck of a pirate ship, dancing on a table and singing to the song. She is surrounded by pirates and wenches and is soon joined by Eve, wearing an eyepatch. In the surreal style of LaChapelle, the pirate crew has distorted features, and a leaked casting call commented, “I need the freaks on this one.” Above deck Stefani, the Harajuku Girls, Eve, and more pirates dance on the deck and rigging. Stefani is also seen dancing with the Harajuku Girls in a treasure trove, often carrying a sword, and swinging from an anchor. When the girls dunk the toy ship in a fish tank, the galleon engages in cannonfire, causing Stefani and the pirates to fall all over the ship, and Stefani and the Harajuku Girls are soon shipwrecked.

The music video was a success on video channels. The video debuted on MTV’s Total Request Live on December 13, 2004, at number nine. It worked its way to number four, staying on the chart for a total of fourteen days. The video also reached number four on MuchMusic’s Countdown, remaining on the chart for sixteen weeks. VH1 listed the song at number twenty-four on its Top 40 Videos of 2005.

What You Waiting For? 2004
Love.Angel.Music.Baby
Director: Francis Lawrence

The song’s music video was directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Caleb Dewart of DNA Inc. The video deals directly with the lyrics’ theme of Stefani’s search for inspiration in songwriting. It opens with a lengthy non-musical section in which Stefani arrives in Los Angeles off of No Doubt’s Rock Steady Tour. She receives several calls from manager Jimmy Iovine, who attempts to push her forward with her solo debut project, but she replies that she is tired and uninspired. After a failed studio attempt, Stefani sees a flyer advertising help for writer’s block. Upon arrival she fills out an unusual questionnaire and is then told that she’ll be billed when she is finished. She asks for clarification only to discover that she is already back in the studio by herself. When Stefani picks up an oversized pocket watch from the piano, a rabbit knick-knack jumps across the room. She throws the watch at the knick-knack, causing her to fall back on her chair and find herself transported to a fantasy world based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Stefani portrays several characters from the books, including Alice, the White Queen and the Red Queen, in dresses by British-Gibraltarian fashion designer John Galliano. The video frequently cuts to Stefani back in the studio to show her singing and performing in semi-synchronization with her actions within her fantasy-world. As this transpires the song is recording itself. Stefani ultimately rediscovers her confidence, and her full awareness is transported back to the ordinary reality of the studio just as she dances in front of her four giggling Harajuku Girls. She then is presented with her bill by the consultant as a wooden chair topples to the floor.

There are four versions of the video. The full long version is one minute longer than the “Making the Video” version, while the cut version omits the scenes in which she leaves the airport and is sleepy and in which she fills out the questionnaire. The short version begins with Gwen practicing on the piano and her finding the watch just seconds after that. Her being billed is not shown in this version, so the video ends with the Japanese girls laughing at her performance.

The music video was well-received by many reviewers. Stylus Magazine referred to it as a short film, comparing it to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and commented “I sigh with admiration and wish every video was this alive.” The video debuted on MTV’s Total Request Live on October 18, 2004 at number eleven. It reached the top of the chart and was there for three non-consecutive days, remaining over five weeks on the program. At the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, the video was nominated for Best Editing and won the award for Best Art Direction. In Canada, it only reached number eleven on the MuchMusic’s Countdown, though it remained on the chart for eight weeks. At the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards, the video was nominated for Best International Video but lost to Usher’s “Caught Up”. It won the award for Best Dressed Video at the first MTV Australia Video Music Awards.

Slide Along Side 2004
Shifty's Happy Love Sick
Director: Unknown

Tom makes a cameo in his brother-in-law Shifty’s solo debut video for “Slide Along Side” in 2004.

Bathwater (Invincible Overlord Mix) 2003
Bathwater (Invincible Overlord Mix) Single
Director: Sophie Muller

An alternate version of the “Bathwater” video that was released to promote the The Singles and The Videos DVD featuring a remix done by Tom’s side project, Invincible Overlord.

It's My Life 2003
The Singles 1992-2003
Director: David LaChapelle

The 1930s-style music video was directed by David LaChapelle. In the song’s music video, Stefani portrays a widow whose look closely resembles that of actress Jean Harlow, who is put on trial and sentenced to die for the murders of three men she knew, who are portrayed by the other members of the band. The first victim (played by Tom Dumont) dies when Stefani laces his dinner with rat poison, the second victim (Tony Kanal) dies when Stefani runs him down with her car, and the third victim (a house painter played by Adrian Young) is electrocuted in a bathtub after Stefani tosses her hairdryer into the tub. In between the death scenes are scenes of Stefani in court and being dragged to the gas chamber where she is executed. The video ends with the three murder victims in the afterlife, laughing and watching her televised execution.

The music video was moderately successful on video chart programs. On MTV’s Total Request Live, it reached number seven in November 2003 and was on the countdown as late as January 2004. The video peaked at number eight on MuchMusic’s Countdown and remained on the program through March 2004. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, “It’s My Life” won the awards for Best Group Video and Best Pop Video. It also received nominations for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction.

Running 2003
Rock Steady
Director: Chris Hatner

The song was accompanied by a music video which was directed by Chris Hafner. The video opens with a scene of the band members walking on the beach in which Stefani is seen wearing a polka-dot gown and the other members are seen in casual clothes. The scene is interrupted by various pictures of the band members in their early years with old pictures of Stefani in which she has her original brunette hair. The scene then again shifts to the beach where the band members are shown playing frisbee and are shown having fun while burying drummist Adrian Young in the beach sand. Later Stefani is shown sitting on a rock by the sea and singing to the camera. There are many other pictures of the band holding platinum and gold records and Adrian shown playing the guitar nude. There are also several clippings of the band making music in the recording studio and performing on stage during the Rock Steady Live Tour. The video ends with the band members running into the sea water.

Underneath It All 2002
Rock Steady
Director: Sophie Muller and Logan

The song’s music video was directed by Sophie Muller and directing collaborative Logan. It opens with a sequence of Stefani, as shown on the cover of the CD single, removing several pieces of clothing and later lying on a bed. After a scene with her in front of a white heart with roses, bassist Tony Kanal and drummer Adrian Young play basketball while Stefani stands against the wall. Stefani is then shown against a sparkling sky, followed by a scene of the whole band bicycling during Lady Saw’s toast. The video closes with a scene of Stefani jumping on a bed in white undergarments and without makeup.

Muller wanted to add more sexual themes to the look of the video to contrast with the innocence of the song’s lyrics. The original idea for the video was to show Stefani with heavy makeup “really over done like a stripper” and have her remove her clothing throughout the video. Muller found that this complicated the video too much, so each sequence shows Stefani with progressively less makeup instead. Muller decided to use a color scheme with bright colors such as orange, lime green, and pink, and the contrast was increased using Symphony in post-production. The bicycling scene was to originally show footage that the band shot while recording in Jamaica since Stefani wanted to include a Jamaican theme. Instead, the scene was created by filming the individual band members on a twelve-foot turntable in front of a bluescreen. Tracks were used to shoot two members riding next to each other, and Logan used computer-generated imagery to show the entire band bicycling in Jamaica.

The music video was successful on video channels. It debuted on MTV’s Total Request Live 7 October 2002 at number seven. It reached number five on the countdown and was on the program for twenty-four days. “Underneath It All” peaked at number two on MuchMusic’s Countdown in September 2002. The video received nominations for Best Pop Video and Best Cinematography at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” and Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” respectively.

Hella Good 2002
Rock Steady
Director: Mark Romanek

The song’s music video was directed by Mark Romanek. Not following any plot, the video depicts the band as a group of punk rockers squatting in an abandoned ship while the rest are chasing Stefani through out the ship. During the course of the video, the band members perform the song, using bodyboards to float electronic equipment, and they and their friends explore and dance throughout the ship. There are also sequences of people riding on personal water crafts, Stefani performing on a coiled rope, people playing Jet Set Radio Future, and Stefani broadcasting on a pirate radio station.

Romanek came up with the video’s concept it and e-mailed it to the band. He based it on a black-and-white Italian Vogue fashion shoot from the mid 1990s which featured models on waverunners. The video was then filmed over three days in March 2002 in Long Beach, California. The scenes inside the ship were filmed from man-made sets at South Bay Studios.

The music video was moderately successful. Following a premiere on an episode of MTV’s Making the Video, it reached number four on the network’s video countdown Total Request Live. The video debuted on MuchMusic’s Countdown in April 2002 and peaked at number six, spending over four months on the program.

Hey Baby 2001
Rock Steady
Director: Dave Meyers

The song’s music video, directed by Dave Meyers, follows the theme of the lyrics. It shows the band on a tour bus, stopping at a party at Club Poonani. The members separate when three girls approach the male band members. Kanal has his picture taken with several women, paying for it by taking money that drummer Adrian Young earns by hanging from gymnastics rings naked. Dumont defeats a woman, portrayed by Sonya Eddy, in an endurance drinking game, and Stefani dances, eventually joining Bounty Killer on stage. There are intercut scenes of the band members on a red and black background, a black and white houndstooth background, and standing on top of the phrases “NO DOUBT”, “ROCK STEADY”, and “HEY BABY” in red and white.

The video was filmed in three days in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The scenes were designed to recreate the parties that the band attended while recording Rock Steady in Jamaica. Young’s scene was based on an actual event, where he won US$200 on a dare to hang upside down and naked on the rings at a club in New York. Dumont’s scene, filmed at Casa Mexicana, is inspired by a similar scene from the 1981 Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Young’s full frontal on the rings, shown during Bounty Killer’s line “The way you rock your hips, you know that it amaze me,” was controversial. Bounty Killer’s rival Beenie Man stated that “the video portray Bounty as a gay. That is a Jamaican artist, and that can’t gwan in a dancehall, no way.” Bounty Killer cancelled his performances with No Doubt because of the incident, stating that “they did not understand because they are from America and they accept gay people … If Jamaica is upset, I ain’t going to accept no success that my culture is not proud of.”

The video proved to be successful. It debuted at number ten on MTV’s Total Request Live, peaking at number three, and topped VH1’s Top 20 Countdown for three weeks. The video won the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video and Best Group Video in 2002. In Canada, it reached number eight on MuchMusic’s Countdown for two consecutive weeks and remained on the countdown for nine weeks. The video was nominated for Best International Group Video at the 2002 MuchMusic Video Awards but lost to Korn’s “Here to Stay”.

What's Going On 2001
All Star Tribute's What's Going On
Director: Jake Scott

Gwen posed with blindfolds that stated “non-believer”, “poet”, “hindu” and “rock” for the close-up shots and sheets with “drop the debt” and “stop global aids”.

What's Going On (Studio Version) 2001
All Star Tribute's What's Going On
Director: Unknown

Footage of Gwen in the recording studio for the All Star Tribute cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” was used in the first version of the video for the benefit single. This version was released quickly in time for the 9/11 memorial campaign to raise money.

Let Me Blow Ya Mind 2001
Eve's Scorpion
Director: Philip Artwell

In the music video, Gwen Stefani and Eve are arrested for disrupting a formal party with their loud music and rowdiness. An older woman appears in the video: the woman shares a strong resemblance to Leona Helmsley. She tells police officers about the disturbance as Gwen and Eve disrupt the party. Dr. Dre has also an appearance at the end of the video when he comes to jail and pays the bail for Eve & Gwen. Fellow Ruff Ryders Jadakiss and Styles P make a brief cameo in a scene where Eve acts as a bartender; DMX appears at the end as one of police officers.

Southside 2001
Moby's Play
Director: Joseph Kahn

A music video was produced which parodies hip-hop and dance music videos. Scenes include Moby in garish fur coats and sunglasses, Moby and Gwen Stefani are shown dancing in front of large neon signs of their names, and Moby is shown “traveling” in a convertible with women and bottles of champagne, but the vehicle is not even actually being driven outside of the studio.

The video also parodies artful videos with scenes of Moby and Gwen Stefani in a bare room, wearing drab clothing and holding a potted sunflower, visually parodying the New York “brick and plant” type of set commonly overused in videos and film.

Other elements observed in the video include Moby expressing discomfort for the fake gold “grill” insert used over his teeth to make him look more “gangsta”. Eventually, he grudgingly adjusts it and walks off the set. Gwen Stefani is shown in one scene in front of the neon sign with her name wielding three-inch fingernails. Later, she parodies the interruption of the filming (to Moby’s feigned disgust) to answer and talk on her cell phone.

Instead of a band, in the background of the video, six “musicians” at translucent computer workstations are shown. The workstation users are visually boring and a poor substitute for the presence of an actual band. The workers act as if they are playing and adjusting the electronica music samples in real-time on their keyboards during the performance, with no apparent enthusiasm whatsoever for the actual music being created. At the end of the video it shows a pot of mayonnaise and curtains burning down.

The music video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video.

Bathwater 2000
Return of Saturn
Director: Sophie Muller

The music video was directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed the video to their previous single, “Simple Kind of Life”. The whole video comprises dancing. In it, Adrian Young appears in drag as Gwen. It also features members of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls.

Simple Kind of Life 2000
Return of Saturn
Director: Sophie Muller

The song’s music video was directed by Sophie Muller. It opens with a scene of Stefani and Kanal holding each other. During the chorus, she runs to a church while wearing a wedding dress designed after a fashion show by John Galliano, while her bandmates run after her. During the next verse, Stefani and guitarist Tom Dumont sit on a couch, and Stefani gets up on the table while Dumont plays an acoustic guitar. Stefani has a nightmare during the second chorus, in which she is in an endless hall full of wedding cakes, attempting to stop her bandmates from destroying them. There is then a dream sequence in which Stefani is backlit in front of a circle of stars. She sits with Young for the third verse, during which point in time a light in the shape of a birth control pills flashes, with one missing pill. This coincides with her line “Sometime I wished/For a mistake,” referencing her desire to get pregnant. In the video, Young quickly stands up and leaves after her line “You seem like you’d be a good dad” to play with Dumont and Kanal. The band walks through a cemetery, and Stefani finds a baby. Her bandmates extend their arms to hold the baby, but Stefani hands the baby off to a woman and enters her trailer to remove her makeup.

Muller was staying with Stefani when the song was written, so Stefani stated that “it was obvious that she would be the one to do the video” when Stefani played Muller the song after writing it. Muller designed the video around the song’s lyrics because she felt that “there are very few [songs] that reveal as much in their lyrics”. The scenes were storyboarded so that Muller could give the band a chance to act out the scenes more. She set the band members up with props and filmed after giving loose suggestions. Muller originally intended for the dream sequence to show Stefani over a sea of orange juice but changed the scene based on Stefani’s performance.

The music video was unsuccessful on video chart programs. It debuted at number seven on MTV’s Total Request Live on April 24, 2000. The video made two more appearances later that week but was unable to reach a higher position and dropped out of the countdown. It was unable to chart on MuchMusic’s Countdown.

Ex-Girlfriend 2000
Return of Saturn
Director: Hype Williams

The song’s music video, which was directed by Hype Williams, was partially based on the highly controversial Japanese anime Kite. In the video, Stefani cross-dresses to enter a men’s bathroom and, upon being discovered, assaults Tony Kanal (who plays her ex-boyfriend) and several other men. When Kanal regains consciousness, he grabs Stefani and jumps out the window, and the two plummet to the ground. The storyline is cut with scenes of the band playing on a stage. No Doubt’s guitarist Tom Dumont initially played the part of a police officer but was cut from the final version of the “Ex-Girlfriend” video. He enacts the role in MTV’s Making the Video.

New 1999
Return of Saturn / Go! OST
Director: Jake Scott

In the song’s music video, which was directed by Jake Scott, each band member plays a character going to a rave with Tony Kanal wearing a sherwani. The video won the award for the Most Stylish Video at the 1999 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. Joanne Gair worked with Stefani on her make-up.

April Fools 1998
Rufus Wainwright's Rufus Wainwright
Director: Sophie Muller

Gwen plays a dark-haired waitress in Rufus Wainwright’s “April Fools.” A lot of the video was actually filmed at Gwen’s old home in Los Feliz, California.

Ballad of A Landlord 1998
Terry Hall's Laugh
Director: Unknown

Members of No Doubt appeared in Terry Hall’s “Ballad Of A Landlord”. The video is pretty rare to find and the band portray anxious looking tenants in an apartment building.

Oi To The World 1998
Everything In Time (B-Sides Rarites Remixes)
Director: Sophie Muller

The “Oi To The World” video was filmed in India while the band was on tour.

Bonedriven 1997
Bush's Razorblade Suitcase
Director: Mark Lebon

Personal photos are used in a slideshow of Gwen and Gavin Rossdale for Bush’s “Bonedriven”.

Hey You (Live) 1997
Live in the Tragic Kingdom DVD
Director: Sophie Muller

Released in Holland only and features live footage of “Hey You” from No Doubt’s Live in the Tragic Kingdom, which was shot in their hometown Anaheim, California in 1997.

Sunday Morning 1996
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Sophie Muller

The song’s music video was directed by Sophie Muller. It opens with a scene of the band performing the song in a garage. Stefani’s ex-boyfriend (played by Terry Hall, the lead singer of The Specials.) walks by the house and sits down on a swing. After the first refrain, Stefani leaves for a grocery store where she buys canned tomatoes, and Kanal begins boiling water. Adrian Young sets the table outside while the other three band members begin cooking a meal in the kitchen. While chopping the tomatoes, Stefani cuts her finger and begins bleeding. After she rinses her finger, there are several time-edited shots, after which Stefani carries the spaghetti outside to the table. After rinsing her finger Stefani says ‘now you’re looking like I used to’ while Tony Kanal is cleaning the tomato sauce off the floor. This is most likely a reference to one of Stefani’s teenage job of scrubbing floors at Dairy Queen. After the group serves each other and begins eating, a food fight ensues. After the music ends, the ex-boyfriend is shown to still be sitting on the swing.

Parts of the video were also filmed at Gwen’s grandparent’s house in Anaheim, California, along with their grocery store they owned at the time, M&M Market. Both are popular No Doubt landmarks that fans like to visit to this day.

Excuse Me Mr. 1996
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Sophie Muller

The music video was directed by Sophie Muller. It features Gwen Stefani trying to stay in front of the camera as it moves from person to person. A 40-second portion in the middle of the video resembles silent films , with Gwen Stefani tying herself to rail tracks in front of an oncoming train (a la Pearl White) and with Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young dressed as hobos.

Don't Speak (Alternate) 1996
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Sophie Muller

The alternate version, featuring live footage from No Doubt’s show at the Roseland Ballroom on August 21, 1996, can be found on The Videos DVD. Fun fact: Gwen lost her voice and the tour was postponed after the show.

Don't Speak 1996
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Sophie Muller

Before the music starts, at the beginning of the music video, there is a scene of Kanal picking a rotten fruit from a Christmas tree (these scenes are usually cut out when VH1 airs this video). The majority of the music video for “Don’t Speak” takes place in a garage as the band plays. Other scenes tell the story of how the media mainly focused on Stefani while the band was always in the background. The second half of the video features snippets of live footage filmed during the band’s performance with Dog Eat Dog and Goldfinger at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on August 21, 1996. The video also features a short footage showing Tom Dumont playing together with Foo Fighters’ guitarist Pat Smear. The video ends with Kanal replacing the orange in the tree, which is actually footage of Kanal in reverse pulling the orange off.

The video won the award for Best Group Video and was nominated for Video of the Year at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.

There is an alternate version of the video showing just the live performance part. Both versions of the video are included on the DVD The Videos 1992–2003.

Spiderwebs 1996
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Marcus Nispel

Two different music videos were produced for “Spiderwebs”. In the first version, the music video showed clips of the band playing. MTV thought that the exploding telephones were inappropriate for younger viewers so they added more footage of the band. These included lead singer Gwen Stefani walking around being covered in “spiderwebs” made of strings sprayed out of aerosol cans and Gwen being tangled in various telephone cords. In the second version, the music video featured the band playing in a Japanese restaurant entertaining the patrons. As the band plays, various Japanese-language sentences are displayed on the screen.

The subtitles displayed in the Japanese music video during the wedding reception scene translate to: “Excellent party”, “I really like cake a lot”, “What is your name?”, “This is excellent champagne”, “What is this? Crazy kids”, “It’s making me sick”.

Just a Girl 1995
Tragic Kingdom
Director: Mark Kohr

The video begins with the band members loading their silver car with recording equipment. Gwen Stefani stands in front of a damaged red car and sings. They drive away, with Tom Dumont , Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal sitting in the backseats. The band arrive at a building where Stefani enters the ladies’ bathroom, carrying a boombox, and the rest of the band enters the gents’, carrying speakers, instruments and electrical equipment. The ladies’ bathroom is clean, brightly decorated and well furnished with flowers, fruit and two female assistants. The gents’ bathroom is dark, dirty and bare-walled. The men set up and play their equipment in the gents’ while Stefani sings in ladies’. Various men and women enter their respective bathrooms; the men use the urinals and the woman check their make-up, before dancing with the band. Eventually, the men take to lifting each other through the ceiling to get into the other bathroom and the video ends with everyone dancing together in the ladies’.

Swim 1993
Fishbone's Give A Monkey A Brain And He'll Swear He's The Center Of The Universe
Director: Unknown

Members of No Doubt apparently make a cameo in Fishbone’s video for “Swim”.

Trapped In A Box 1992
No Doubt
Director: Myke Zykoff

After the disappointing sales of No Doubt, Interscope did not wish to finance the release of a single from the record. However, the band financed the shooting of a video for the song “Trapped in a Box” out of their own pockets. Roughly $5,000 was spent on it. The video got local airplay in Orange County but, despite the band’s hopes, it was never aired on either MTV or VH1, although it was played on MuchMusic in Canada. It failed to achieve status on any chart. In 2003 the song was released on No Doubt’s greatest hits compilation album The Singles 1992-2003 and the video was released on the companion DVD of music videos, The Videos 1992-2003.

Big City Train 1991
No Doubt
Director: Eric Stefani
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Unreleased animated video for “Big City Train”.

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