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Background and release[ edit ] "Just a Girl" was the first song Gwen Stefani wrote without the assistance of her brother Eric. InNo Doubt released their eponymous debut album with Interscope Recordswhich was commercially unsuccessful and caused their record label to cancel funding for further albums and projects.
In response, the band independently recorded The Beacon Street Collection Impressed by the album, Interscope agreed to resume funding for a third album, which became Tragic Kingdom Unlike previous songs written by the band, "Just a Girl" was not co-written by Gwen's brother Eric Stefaniwho left No Doubt due to creative differences in early Well, there is a reason that the sound of our music has changed and it's not because we've sold out, easy for me to say.
We have done something that is even more personal. In the past, Eric was writing songs about his life and having Gwen sing them. Now we have Gwen singing and writing about her own experiences. It makes it more natural. She's a singer, she should sing about herself or sing what she wants to sing. I think that is the main reason why our musical style has changed.
I remember coming up with every single line [and] I have a really bad memory but I really, really remember that moment and feeling I could really relate to myself and this song … I felt like it really echoed exactly how I felt. Holman, founder of Trauma Records. Following this, Holman co-signed No Doubt to his label and began working on more songs to be featured on Tragic Kingdom.
Through "sustained sarcasm", she sings: Mike Boehm wrote in the Los Angeles Times that Stefani's lyrics of "irony and indirection" make the serious subject matter of "Just a Girl" more appealing to the listener. Stefani's aim at a male-centric world ended up being one of the most prominent feminist anthems of the '90s—it's a song that stands out now as the music industry's misogynistic outlook continues on.
Stefani's sarcasm for a lack of equality made "Just a Girl" one of the catchiest feminist anthems of the '90s. Club reanalyzed the album.
Marah Eakin noted that "Just a Girl" was able to "age [ Although Alex McCown disliked Stefani's pouty vocals on the track, Annie Zaleski thought her "exaggerated pouts and simpering" were intentional and dealt with the song's subject matter. In the United States, "Just a Girl" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot on the issue dated December 16, as that week's fourth-highest debut.
It was present within the top ten of the chart for 11 consecutive weeks. It dropped to number 61 the following week and departed from the chart the week afterwards.
An accompanying music video for "Just a Girl" was produced and acts as No Doubt's second video overall. Unlike the video for 's " Trapped in a Box " which was funded completely at the expense of No Doubt, the video for "Just a Girl" received funding from Interscope Records and was directed by Mark Kohr.
The opening scene to "Just a Girl" was filmed in the driveway of Stefani's grandparents' house. Like in the lyrics of "Just a Girl", the music video features female stereotypes and serves as a "commentary on society". Dumont and Kanal both stated that it represents equality between the sexes.
Stefani stands in front of a nearby wrecked sedan and starts singing "Just a Girl", shortly before sitting in the backseat of the other car with Dumont and Kanal. The group travels to Los Angeles and arrives at two public restrooms — one for males and one for females.
Stefani enters the latter one carrying a boombox while the men enter the former carrying various musical equipment.Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more.
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Released as the record's lead single in the United States on September 21, , it was written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont, and produced by Matthew attheheels.com some European territories, "Just a Girl" was released in In France the single "Fernando" was released already on February 20, The song on the B-side on the French release was "Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)" taken from the album "Waterloo".