No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani is one of the most famous female singers of all time, and has a rich history of making great songs. Her new solo album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, doesn’t quite live up to her past standards.
However, her Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas is a joy to listen to and is filled with festive songs. Let’s take a look at some of her best songs.
Throughout her career, Gwen Stefani has written many songs about love and heartbreak. But one of her most iconic ones is “Ex-Girlfriend,” from No Doubt’s 1999 album Just a Girl.
In this song, Stefani reflects on her relationship with Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale. She reveals that she was part of his “long list of ex-girlfriends,” and admits that she was hooked when she first kissed him.
Now, Stefani is in a new relationship with Blake Shelton. Shelton and Stefani met while they were working on the show The Voice, and have been together since.
The pair have been inseparable, and even have plans to marry. According to OK! Magazine, the two have been spending time at Rossdale’s home in Los Angeles.
And while Stefani is a ska and reggae fan, her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she’d call a music buff. In fact, he hasn’t been a big fan of No Doubt yet.
2. Don’t Speak
Gwen Stefani is a multi-talented artist who first came to fame in the 1990s as a lead singer for No Doubt. She has since branched out into a fashion line and has served as a coach on multiple seasons of The Voice.
Her biggest hits are tortured romances, songs about all-consuming love affairs gone awry. They’re psychodramas, and Stefani writes them better than anyone.
For No Doubt, 1996’s Tragic Kingdom was a turning point. The ska-tinged band got signed to Interscope and released their self-titled debut album a year later.
“Don’t Speak” was one of the band’s biggest hits and spent 16 weeks on top of the Billboard pop charts. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for song of the year.
The track sounded like a power ballad at first, but shifted to a more poppy and lyrical direction in its chorus. It was also a hit in Australia, where it peaked at number one for eight weeks.
3. Send Me a Picture
Gwen Stefani has had a very successful career in music, with several top ten hits under her belt. She has also won numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs. She is also a fashion designer and has appeared in a number of movies.
She recently dyed her signature white-blonde hair fuchsia, as a nod to her breakup with her former boyfriend Gavin Rossdale. She told Marie Claire magazine that it was a good way to express her feelings.
The song snagged a spot on our list of the best sexy songs about romance, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a gorgeous ballad, with an impressive vocal display from the singer and an excellent crescendoing bridge.
It’s no surprise that this is the most popular gwen stefani song of all time. Her voice has always been a force to be reckoned with, but her wit and sexy appeal have never been more evident than on this track.
4. Early Winter
When the winter solstice comes, you’ll notice the days start to grow shorter. It’s a bittersweet moment for some people, but it’s also exciting.
Astronomical seasons are based on the Earth’s axis and orbit around the sun, which explains why some places like Argentina and Australia experience winter in June. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs each year on December 21 or 22.
Meteorological winter begins the day after the astronomical winter solstice and ends on 28 February (or 29 during a Leap Year). It’s not clear when meteorological winter will begin this year, but it’s still a few weeks away.
Gwen Stefani embodied the season in this red dress that made it seem like Santa was on her doorstep. It featured a huge tulle bow that draped down her back and was embellished with silver crystals.
5. Last Christmas
As a Christmas song, Last Christmas is perhaps the most familiar of all of George Michael’s songs. And it’s also one of the best-loved: 3.7m copies have been sold and countless covers have emerged (including those by Whigfield, Coldplay and Taylor Swift), making it the UK’s most successful single to never reach the top of the charts.
Its deceptively simple backing and melody really lend themselves to reinterpretation. It’s no surprise, then, that a version by Jimmy Eat World has been voted the best cover of all time.
With a strong alternative-pop feel, this version from Jimmy Eat World will get you moving but also reminiscing on those warmer Christmases. You can even sing along to it with your kids.
During her hiatus from the group, Stefani stepped out on her own and released her debut solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby, which spawned the singles “What You Waiting For?” and “Rich Girl.” She went on to have her first US number-one single with 2005’s “Hollaback Girl,” becoming the first US download to sell one million copies.
6. Santa Baby
Santa Baby is a classic Christmas song that has been covered by many famous artists. It was first recorded by Eartha Kitt in 1953 and has been a hit for decades.
The song was written by Joan Javits and Philip Springer, and it is still one of the most popular Christmas songs to this day. It is about a woman asking Santa for a list of expensive gifts.
However, the song has been criticized for its sexual undertones. In fact, the song was banned in some southern states.
It may seem like a joke on the part of the singer, but there is more to it than meets the eye. It is a song that subverts gender stereotypes of the time.
The song is about a woman who wants to be treated as a princess by Santa, but the lyrics can also be seen as a parody of the old-fashioned female role. The song also pokes fun at a lot of the greed and over-consumption that has been portrayed as an important social issue in modern times.
7. Rich Girl
In the song Rich Girl, Gwen Stefani imagines what it would be like to be rich. The song features a rap from Eve, and was originally written by Louchie Lou & Michie One.
The music video for the song was directed by David LaChapelle and is pirate-themed. The video is based on an advertising campaign for Vivienne Westwood and starts with four Japanese school girls playing with a toy pirate ship, while Stefani and Eve discuss what they’d do if they were rich.
TMZ reports that the song was actually inspired by Victor Walker, an ex-boyfriend of Hall and Oates’ writing partner Sara Allen. He owned 15 KFC franchises and a pancake restaurant in Chicago.
8. Let It Snow
Gwen Stefani is a singer and songwriter who came to fame as the lead singer of No Doubt. She also has a solo career and a Las Vegas residency.
While she is most well-known for her songs, she also has a very impressive career in fashion. She is a former model and currently designs her own clothing line.
In her Las Vegas residency, she performs her favorite songs from No Doubt as well as her own hits. She also recently performed her holiday song, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” with Blake Shelton on NBC’s 90th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
Let It Snow, a movie based on the novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle and John Green, follows a group of high school students on a snowy Christmas Eve. It’s a story of friendships, romance and growing up.
9. Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas and is traditionally used to celebrate with family and friends. In many parts of the world, this is also the day when presents are exchanged.
Stefani’s song “Christmas Eve” is a slow-burning Christmas ballad that she wrote for her fourth studio album You Make It Feel Like Christmas. It was written by Stefani, Justin Tranter, and busbee with production from Eric Valentine.
The first song conceived for You Make It Feel Like Christmas, “Christmas Eve” is inspired by a run Stefani took in rural Oklahoma while in the company of her boyfriend Blake Shelton. It was the first track to be completed for the album and it also serves as its closing track on the standard edition.
It is a slow-tempo song that uses a time signature of common time and has a moderately slow tempo of 78 beats per minute. In addition to Stefani’s vocals, a choir harmonizes on this track.