Gwen Stefani — “Hollaback Girl”
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani.
- Title: Hollaback Girl (2005)
- Singer: Gwen Stefani
- Lyrics: Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams
- Music: Gwen Stefani
Here's the official music video, but censored.
Uh huh, this my shit All the girls stomp your feet like this A few times I've been around that track So it's not just gonna have been like that Because I ain't no hollaback girl I ain't no hollaback girl Oooh, this my shit, this my shit I heard that you were talking shit And you didn't think that I would hear it People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out That's right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up … So that's right dude, meet me at the bleachers No principals, no student-teachers All the boys want to be the winner, but there can only be one So I'm gonna fight, gonna give it my all Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to you That's right, I'm the last one standing, another one bites the dust … Let me hear you say, this shit is bananas B A-N-A-N-A-S
I first heard this song about 5 o'clock in the wee hours, when my brother's radio alarm stereo blasted to wake him up. And in the about 30 seconds of exposure in my dreamy state, i loved immensely immediately. And, as a effect, i dreamed about this song for the rest 3 hours in my sleep that day for some odd reason. I don't recall the detail, but something about labyrinth with the lyrics, as i was determined to retain what snippets of lyrics i got so that i could lookup when awake and track the song down. (unfortunately, upon waking, i don't remember any lyrics.)
This song is very much like “f￼ck the pain away” by Peaches. It's got strong pumping beat, of cheerleader's stomps, on some American football tuff, the brainlessness of it, have me seduced shitless right away.
Mmm, what exactly is a “hollaback girl”? A girl that howls back? I'm twice of 18 to know, but i guess nobody really knows.
I particularly loved the line “Let me hear you say, this shit is bananas” with the spelling out of bananas cheerleader-style: B! A-N-A-N-A-S!
Generally speaking, when a animal is at youngling age, the competition is fiercest and mortality highest. It is a age of survival for almost all animals. Hang on there babes.
Although this is a song of teens, but the singer Gwen Stefani is actually 35. So she caters to the younger sisters. But that's not out of ordinary as most popsters cater to the rash and troubled ages. It is in such a age, concepts in these songs are fascinating and critical.