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Gwen Stefani: Hollaback Girl Meaning

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Song Released: 2005


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Hollaback Girl Lyrics

Uh huh, this is my shit
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,...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    Sally97
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    Jan 16th 2009 report

    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.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    randyh
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    Aug 4th 2005 report

    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2017 report

    Ask her why don't you. I heard it was about a cheerleader saying that.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 5th 2017 report

    I think Gwen Stefani talks about the strength that a girl has in it

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2013 report

    It so happens to be about Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain's widow. Huge fan of her, too, and Nirvana.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2012 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''

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2011 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."

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2011 report

    It's about Courtney Love calling Gwen a cheerleader on an interview.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2011 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.

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  10. someone___1
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    Feb 3rd 2009 report

    I think that its about a guy who broke up or cheated on his girlfriend (gwen). When he feels bad, he asks her out again, only to be rejected because Gwen won't be a hollaback girl (or a girl who breaks up with a guy, then dates him again. an endless cycle.).

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2008 report

    I heard it was Pink who said "Gwen Stefani is the cheerleader"

  12. PFLO
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    Apr 27th 2008 report

    The singer's boyfriend was spreading rumours about her, so she beat him up after school.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 25th 2007 report

    It is basically about her cheating on her boyfriend when they were going out together....now, she is saying she is sorry and wouldn't it be nice if there was just a world of them two together.

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  14. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2007 report

    That someone is Courtney Love. It was a caddy comment taken the wrong way.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2007 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.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2006 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!


    Macayla

  17. fleecinator
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    Oct 7th 2005 report

    It's about a guy who cheats on the girl singing. He tries to get back with her but she won't because she won't go back she won't "hollaback"

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