Most of the music Gwen Stefani has managed to get on the charts has been pretty decent. At the very least, I have to give her credit for originality (and by her, I must mean Stefani's songwriters). But that credit gets lost amid the negative marks she receives for her meaningless and inane newest song to gain radio play, Hollaback Girl. It's so bad it isn't even worth downloading illegally. I honestly thought this song was a joke when I first heard it on the radio.
I mean, I'm mostly convinced that it was recorded as a dare or for the spoils of some large bet with her friends that she couldn't get a top-10 song where she repeatedly spells out the word "bananas."
I can imagine a conversation like this taking place:
Britney: I released an album with all of the music created on a Casio keyboard I got from Wal-Mart, and I still sold eleventy million copies!
Gwen: Oh yeah, well I can record a song with a farting noise during the chorus and get it voted in the top 10!
But somehow this one has sailed all the way to the #1 spot on the charts as of this writing.
The lyrics just don't make any sense. And I considered the possibility that I'm not hip enough to get it. Nope, 4 out of 5 dentists said that wasn't it. I did need help with the title though. If you do too, check out the entry in the Urban Dictionary.
Just so I'm not completely down on Stefani though, I'll give her a pat on the back for being able to spell bananas correctly. She's very proud of this, and you should be too.