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July 12th, 2012
No Doubt is returning next week with a new single and music video for Settle Down, off their upcoming album Push & Shove. This will be their first video since going on hiatus back in 2001, so to refresh our memories, here’s a list of No Doubt’s five best music videos!
1. Just A Girl
This is easily the best No Doubt video of all time. Just A Girl was off of the band’s third album, Tragic Kingdom (1995), but was their first hit single that solidified their spot in mainstream history. The song and video presents us with what we’ve come to know as the classic Gwen Stefani look: crop top, track pants (later on traded in for red plaid pants), a bindi, red lipstick, perfectly coiffed blonde locks and a kickass attitude that showed all of us just how empowering it can be to be a frontwoman of a band.
2. Don’t Speak
This is the ultimate break-up song and definitely one of No Doubt’s most memorable music videos. Rumoured to be about the break up of Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal’s seven-year relationship, the video combines live footage of the band, shots of one of the most tense rehearsals you’ll ever see in a music video and the infamous photoshoot scene where Stefani is asked to pose alone, sans band, with an orange.
3. Simple Kind of Life
Gwen Stefani in a wedding dress, with pink hair, holding a baby! All before her marriage and children, this classic video for Simple Kind of Life portrayed the lead singer’s struggles between her desires for family and a career. Specifically, the scene where she’s running to the church in her John Galliano dress, with her bandmates chasing after her in tuxes is by far one of No Doubt’s best music video moments ever.
As much as Gwen Stefani is known for her beautiful blonde hair, she also went through a phase of crazy bright pink hair that probably inspired many young girls (16-year-old me included) to also try it out. On Ex-Girlfriend, the first single off of 2000’s Return of Saturn, Stefani and co. pen one angry break up song to her then-ex/now-husband, Gavin Rossdale and the video is just as bright and in-your-face as the song is filled with anger.
5. Hey Baby
Hey Baby was off of No Doubt’s last album before their hiatus, 2001’s Rock Steady. This video, filled with scenes of the band partying and hanging out on their tour bus, might not come off as one of the most unforgettable clips in the band’s career, but one thing completes this video and therefore catapults it to being list-worthy: that red, white and black background with “NO DOUBT”, “ROCK STEADY” and “HEY BABY” scribbled all over it. Hands down, one of the band’s most memorable images and the last one we had for the next ten years.
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