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Album’s Singles Review: “Return of the Saturn” by No Doubt

Return of the Saturn (album)

No Doubt had a great success with “Tragic Kingdom” so they followed it up with “Return of the Saturn”, to try to match or even exceed the success of “Kingdom”. However, it failed to match its success. Despite debuting at number 2, it only reached platinum by RIAA compared to 10x platinum of “Kingdom”. The songs from the album has gone more of alternative rock.

New
“New” was released as the theme song of the movie “Go”. Eventually, it was included to their album “Return of the Saturn”. Ska sound in this song was removed amd goes out with a new sound. The song charted high in rock charts. In United Kingdom, it reached the top 30.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Ex-Girlfriend
“Ex-Girlfriend” was the lead official single of “Return of the Saturn”. The song, according to Gwen, was about her relationship with Gavin Rossdale of Bush. The song is alternative rock and different from what they did from their previous album. The song reached number 23 in United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Simple Kind of Life
“Simple Kind of Life” was released as the second official single for “Return of the Saturn”. According to Gwen, the song was about her desire to get married with then boyfriend Gavin Rossdale. The song has been a top 40 hit in America finally charting in such a major chart. It failed to chart in United Kingdom though.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Bathwater
“Bathwater” has been the last single from “Return of the Saturn by No Doubt. The song according to Gwen was about acceptance of the faults done by the lover in the past. The song failed to chart in some countries and failed to perform well in countries it charted. In Asia, it received major airplays on MTV and charted there.

Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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