Initially released as a promotional single , it became the record's third and final single on May 23, , when it was sent to hot adult contemporary radio. Stefani co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter , Julia Michaels , Mattias Larsson , and Robin Frediksson , with the latter two serving as the producers. An electropop song, "Misery" uses digital hand clapping and an upbeat samba to produce a futuristic-sounding melody. The lyrics describe a lover who has recently started a relationship and is confused over what to think about it. Several critics drew comparisons between these lyrics to Stefani's personal and romantic life with her boyfriend, Blake Shelton. Generally, some reviewers found the track to be a standout track among those on This Is What the Truth Feels Like for sounding "effortless", while others claimed that it was not on a par with Stefani's previously released material. In the United States, it missed entering the Billboard Hot , and instead debuted and peaked at number eleven on the Bubbling Under Hot extension chart. Elsewhere, it peaked in the lower regions of charts in Australia, France, Scotland, and the United Kingdom.
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During her 20 years with No Doubt and throughout her ongoing solo career, Gwen Stefani born 3 October has effortlessly bounded across every genre barrier, becoming one of the most successful women in rock and a pop icon. Along with No Doubt , she ignited the ska boom in America and outlasted its bust to reinvent herself with each new decade. From collaborating with everyone from Prince to The Neptunes and Elvis Costello , Stefani brought her love of reggae , 80s pop and new wave into the mainstream while grunge still reigned. Here are the 20 best Gwen Stefani songs, from both her time in No Doubt and her solo career. Stefani continued her genre- and producer- hopping on The Sweet Escape , her follow-up to Love. When the group reunited for Push And Shove , it was as if no time had passed. By , No Doubt were a soundtrack fixture, and thanks to the Rugrats movie, they got to work with one of their idols, Elvis Costello. After all the armchair psychology of Return To Saturn , Rock Steady saw No Doubt return to the kind of reggae-ska sound they excelled at. The synth riff alone keeps you coming back. As the only girl in No Doubt, Stefani sings about all the backstage antics that she witnesses on tour, creating her own call-and-response retort.
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Gwen Stefani unknown. The biggest sellout in the history of ska music. That stupid bitch went solo just for the money. She most likely sucked many cocks to get to the point she's at today, because all of her songs have sucked since she has gone solo. She is probably the biggest reason that ska is dying, besides the death of Bradley Nowell of Sublime. Gwen Stefani is the stupid bitch who released the song 'Hollaback Girl' and for that should be instantly sentenced to death. If I hear another Gwen Stefani song I swear i'm gonna go to the nearest rooftop and start shooting people.
Was Blake Shelton 's eye on the prize, so to speak, or was it just split second in time taken out of context? The country singer has been taking a lot of good-natured flack for a photo that was taken last week that seems to show him looking happily at Gwen Stefani 's backside as she walked away from his truck. Anyone remember the song lyric, "I really hate to see you leave, but I love it when you walk away! Not just that, but all the other parents are getting mad. She continued, "So I'm like, trying to open my door and I open the door and like, not one but two basketballs and a football fell out. So he was looking at the balls. There's a joke there, but we're not going there.