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#365091 - 06/02/05 12:11 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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So who is Gwen Stephani? Never heard of her never heard any of her songs!




Go to http://music.yahoo.com/ and search on her name. I was curious & watched the Holloback video and then another one. Not my generation, but I thought both were entertaining and enjoyed them. The lyrics were largely unintelligible so I looked them up. They just have the same effect on me as when Eddie Murphy "fouls" a hilarious comedy routine by repeating the f word so much you're tired of hearing it - the vulgarity doesn't offend me, I just think it's childish. Kick it.

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#365092 - 06/02/05 02:57 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Right Ken. Vulgarity used to be used sparingly for shock value. Now it is used so much, the shock is gone, but the disgust remains.

Remmember the movie "Scarface" with Al Pacino? If they removed all the times they said the "f" word, they could have shortened the movie by an hour.
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#365093 - 06/07/05 09:22 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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id tap that

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#365094 - 06/07/05 09:45 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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Gwen was tolerable in No Doubt, and now hearing her songs on the radio is pure torture. "Hollaback Girl" might be the dumbest song ever. I say might because her song "Rich Girls" is right up there with it. I'd say it's a toss up. In case you've never heard of "Rich Girls," here's a sample of the chorus...

"If I was a rich girl,
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA
Then I'd have all the money in the world,
If I was a rich girl..."

I mean, come on...can we be serious for a second and listen to this garbage? Not only does the beat/song make me want to play in traffic, but the words make me dumber for having heard them...
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#365095 - 06/07/05 09:50 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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I love "If I were a rich girl" The tune is snappy
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#365096 - 06/07/05 09:52 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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I think her songs are fun. They have a good beat and you can dance to them...ha ha ha

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#365097 - 06/07/05 09:57 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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I love "If I were a rich girl" The tune is snappy




That's because she sampled some of the tune right out of "Fiddler on the Roof"!
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#365098 - 06/08/05 10:27 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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I think what is a holla back girl has turned into one of the most asked questions here lately. I just walk around work and randomly ask people for the hell of it what the heck it is. Guess what? No one knows for sure!

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#365099 - 06/08/05 07:06 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Is she a little old to be playing to the teenie bopper crowd?

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#365100 - 06/08/05 07:12 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Right Ken. Vulgarity used to be used sparingly for shock value. Now it is used so much, the shock is gone, but the disgust remains.

Remmember the movie "Scarface" with Al Pacino? If they removed all the times they said the "f" word, they could have shortened the movie by an hour.



Actually it is cyclical. Ever notice the amount of swearing they used back in the wild west. (see Deadwood) The research is not my own but Entertainment weekly do a story on the show and explained the accuracy of the language during that time. Much better than I could explain it.

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#365101 - 06/09/05 02:12 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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I think that her (it's probably No Doubt's) remake of "It's my Life" is the best remake done in decades. Generally, I like her songs, but then, I'm not so much into lyrics.

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#365102 - 06/09/05 11:54 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Is she a little old to be playing to the teenie bopper crowd?




There is no such thing as a little old----I like the song and I'm not the teenie bopper crowd.

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#365103 - 06/09/05 12:18 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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My cousins 5 year old daughter swears they are saying "Harlem Bad Girl". We tried to tell her different but she thinks she is right. Oh well, it's cut to her sing it.
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#365104 - 06/10/05 01:27 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Try this website:

http://www.kissthisguy.com/

For all kinds of incorrect lyrics.

My favorite is still:

"There's a bathroom on the right"

which is supposed to be

"There's a bad moon on the rise."
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#365105 - 06/10/05 01:40 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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I am so glad someone else had the same question, I felt really out of the loop!

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#365106 - 06/10/05 02:13 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Kissthisguy is a great site! Another good misheard lyric collection can be found at http://www.amiright.com/

And to add my personal favorite (because I made the exact same mistake):

From The Middle by Jimmy Eat World:
Misheard Lyrics:
"Hey, don't rot yourself away."
Correct Lyrics:
"Hey, don't write yourself off yet."

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#365107 - 06/10/05 01:05 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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I thought Eric Clapton's song Layla was really Danger. I didn't find out he was really saying Layla until one day I was singing it - really belting it out - and my husband said, what in the world are you saying? And then I had to hear the whole story about how he was singing about George Harrison's wife and that they both loved her and yada, yada. Hey, I say if you're singing about someone else's wife you should be saying Danger!

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#365108 - 06/17/05 01:29 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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I did a search to find out what the lyrics to this song were about. I have a 16 yr old daughter who did not know either. I thought it was funny that I found this on a bankers web site. I was scratching my head thinking why is the search engine returning bankers on line for a song search. Guess you guys have lives too. Any way the explination makes sense (a little) but why the cheerleaders, highschool band etc... and bananas mean she likes something? What does she like? It reminds me of the complex lyrics of the old days "lolly pop lolly pop oh lolly ...."

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#365109 - 06/17/05 01:20 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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I mean, come on...can we be serious for a second and listen to this garbage?




Oh yeah! Garbage = another GREAT band!!

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#365110 - 06/17/05 03:14 PM Re: What's a Holloback ?
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I was the oldest one here at the office yesterday and someone brought up this song. I was the only one who knew what a "holloback girl" was, thanks to BOL! Who says we old folks aren't cool!

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#365111 - 06/17/05 06:04 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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...but why the cheerleaders, high school band etc...




Because it allowed Ms. Stefani the chance to prance around in microscopic cheerleading outfits in the video. I mean, those are in the Top 10 fantasy costumes as far as male preferences are concerned. Possibly female preferences, too, for all I know.

She certainly did rock a majorette's jacket in the video, I'll give her that much.

But vocally she sounds really terrible in the song. I'd have to go all Cowell on her if I were to be critiquing her singing style.

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#365112 - 06/17/05 08:22 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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jeg vet ikke

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#365113 - 06/17/05 09:19 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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A girl that hollers at you over her back. We've had hollabacks (Gwen misspells it) in the South for years.

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#365114 - 06/18/05 02:45 AM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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Try this website:

http://www.kissthisguy.com/

For all kinds of incorrect lyrics.

My favorite is still:

"There's a bathroom on the right"

which is supposed to be

"There's a bad moon on the rise."





That site is pretty funny. I also at a young age thought the Johnny Rivers song Secret Agent Man was Secret Asian Man!

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#365115 - 06/19/05 04:33 PM Re: What's a Holloback Girl?
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wow, that's sad, you don't know gwen, no doubt, or any of her songs! Wow, I love "Holloback Girl". I love "Rich Girl", and What are you Waiting For". But i guess you don't know those songs.

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