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No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom
United States- No Doubt may had the hit “Don’t Speak” from “Tragic Kingdom”, however, it failed to chart as it was not released with CD single. They only scored a single Hot 100 hit from the album with “Just a Girl” which peaked at number 23. The song was also a hit in rock charts by Billboard, making them one of the biggest bands at that time.

United Kingdom- No Doubt did very well in United Kingdom with their debut album there “Tragic Kingdom”. They had charted with four singles in the country and check what made to the desirable top 10 spots:
Don’t Speak- #1
Just a Girl- #3
No Doubt just scored two singles to reach the top 10 from “Tragic Kingdom”. At least, they already scored a number 1 single through the beautiful song “Don’t Speak”. The song’s success also sparked success and interest for the song “Just a Girl” which charted at number 3. “Spiderwebs” also charted and peaked inside the top 20 for reaching number 16. Their single “Sunday Morning” charted at number 50. Other singles were released too but failed to chart. Still, that year when No Doubt has been hitting the UK charts, they were the top non-British band. They had been hitting the rock radio stations well.

I love No Doubt with their breakthrough album for the song “Don’t Speak”. The song was admitted by Gwen Stefani, the vocalist of No Doubt, that the song was about her ex and still a friend and bandmate Tony Kanal. Good to know they remained good friends in spite of anything. “Just a Girl” may be a hit but still a great song. However, I would be sharing “Don’t Speak” as it is also an international number 1 hit. I knew many love this song too and I am going to share that song below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: No Doubt
Video from YouTube / NoDoubtVEVO

Album’s Singles Review: No Doubt “Tragic Kingdom”

No Doubt already had independent releases before but they came to prominence in late 1996 when their album “Tragic Kingdom” finally reached its peak at number 1. The album was composed of rock, ska, and alternative. The album composed of songs about Gwen’s relationship with bandmate Tony Kanal. It was reported that the album sold more than 16 million copies worldwide, as one of the biggest sellers of 1997.

Just a Girl
The song has ska and rock tunes on it. It seems it implies about Gwen Stefani being the only female member of the group. It was their first song to chart in Hot 100 where it reached the top 30, while it was more successful in UK reaching the top 3.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Spiderwebs
Released as second single for the album, it was a hit in rock charts. In UK, it had success in the top 20. I love the song with slight reggae touch in it.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10

Don’t Speak
“Don’t Speak” is the best track from the album, likewise their most memorable song ever. The rock ballad hit talks about Gwen’s relationship and break-up with Tony Kanal, her bandmate. It eventually became worldwide smash reaching number in numerous countries.
Rate: 9.25 out of 10

Excuse Me Mr.
The song was released as the fourth released off “Tragic Kingdom” but didn’t do much in the charts. I love the country influence in this album.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Happy Now
This single wasn’t able to chart elsewhere and was the lowest performing single from the album. Its music video was taken from their concert.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10

Sunday Morning
“Sunday Morning” is different from the song of Maroon 5. This song is pop rock song talking about Gwen’s relationship with Tony. It underperformed in the chart but I must admit, it is one of the highlights from the album.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Hey You!
This is the final single from No Doubt’s album, “Tragic Kingdom”. It was not released as a single in many countries so it didn’t receive airplays.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10

Credits: Wikipedia / Billboard / OCC