Gwen Stefani: Hollaback Girl Meaning
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Song Released: 2005
Hollaback Girl Lyrics
All the girls stomp your feet like this
A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Because I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl [x2]
Ooooh ooh, this my shit,...
The song refers to a person who talk about other people, spread false rumors, try to cause trouble, or a person who talks behind your back. Gwen, on the other hand, talks honestly, and in-your-face. Also, you better not talk about her or... let's just say you'll regret it according to her.
anonymous Oct 12th, 2013 10:43pm report
It so happens to be about Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain's widow. Huge fan of her, too, and Nirvana.
anonymous Mar 26th, 2012 3:43pm report
I think this song is directed to the typical femaleworld in highschool.
It's about a typical girlfight between two girls with attitude.
One of the girls had been talking shit about the other one, so she would give back,and stand on herself ''Because I ain't no hollaback girl'', '' and she would have all along and give her a lesson. ''So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack''
anonymous Oct 18th, 2011 10:35pm report
This song was made after a comment Courtney Love said about her in an issue of Seventeen magazine: "Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed."
anonymous Oct 7th, 2011 10:04am report
It's about Courtney Love calling Gwen a cheerleader on an interview.
anonymous Apr 24th, 2011 4:54pm report
This song was written because a Hollaback Girl is someone who lets men touch her body in inappropriate ways. She is spreading out a message just like Watch Ya Wating For which is about girls who should not be hoes.
Many believe it means that, by not being a “hollaback girl,” Stefani is saying that she won’t respond to guys who “holla” at her or treat her poorly. Actually, she’s using a cheerleading metaphor—a hollaback girl is one who repeats back the cheers that the head cheerleader yells. With this song, Stefani is stepping away from the pack and proclaiming herself independent. She’s the head cheerleader giving orders, not one of the cheerleaders who simply repeat them back.
anonymous Nov 13th, 2008 11:28am report
I heard it was Pink who said "Gwen Stefani is the cheerleader"
anonymous Mar 25th, 2007 3:13pm report
That someone is Courtney Love. It was a caddy comment taken the wrong way.
anonymous Jan 10th, 2007 1:26pm report
I think it means she's not gonna holla back, meaning she's gonna kick some as, "meet me at the bleachers" she's calling someone out, she's not a hollaback girl.
anonymous Oct 17th, 2006 10:26pm report
Gwen actually wrote this song because someone in the biz(don't remember who) was talking shit about her.
Hinse to " I heard that you were talking shit and didn't think that I would hear it." duh-huh-huh!
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