Looking Hot

Album: Push And Shove (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This New Wave rave-up finds Gwen Stefani spouting tongue-in-cheek lyrics about being a well-preserved forty-something frontwoman. "Go ahead and look at me cause that's what I want. Take a good look won't you please cause that's what I want," she sings. "I know you want to stare. You can't help it and I don't care."
  • The song was released as the official second single from Push and Shove. Technically, the album was Stefani's first appearance on record since her uncredited backup vocals on husband Gavin Rossdale's 2008 solo set Wanderlust.
  • According to Stefani, this nearly didn't make the cut for Push and Shove. Indeed, the band weren't sure if it was a song at all. "[It] was one of those songs that was almost thrown away," she told MTV News. "It was an end of a song that turned into a chorus that ended up being [a song] ... it was one of those weird transitional songs."
  • The song's Melina Matsoukas directed video featured Native American imagery and included singer Gwen Stefani wearing a feathered headdress dancing in a tepee, whilst No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal was also adorned in indigenous attire. The group quickly pulled the video after members of the Native American community complained despite their efforts to include expert input on Native American culture.

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