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"New"
Single by No Doubt
from the album Music from the Motion Picture Go/Return of Saturn
Released 1999
Format 12" vinyl, CD
Genre New Wave, Alternative rock
Length 4:26
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Tom Dumont, Gwen Stefani
Producer Jerry Harrison, No Doubt
No Doubt singles chronology
"Hey You!"
(1997)
"New"
(1999)
"Ex-Girlfriend"
(2000)

"New" is a song by the rock band No Doubt, written by Tom Dumont and Gwen Stefani for the Go soundtrack (1999). It was later included on No Doubt's fourth studio album Return of Saturn (2000).

The song is heavily influenced by New Wave music. In it, guitar pedals and effects are used to distort the sound of Adrian Young's drums.[1]

The song is available as a downloadable track for the music video game series Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

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Chart performance

The song did not chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100; it did, however peak at number seven on the Modern Rock Tracks.[2] The single reached number thirty on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's fourth Top 40 British single.[3]

Music video

Kanal's character (right) helps that of Stefani (left) get into a rave.

In the song's music video, which was directed by Jake Scott, each band member plays a character going to a rave with Tony Kanal wearing a sherwani.[4] The video won the award for the Most Stylish Video at the 1999 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. Joanne Gair worked with Stefani on her make-up.[5]

Charts

Chart Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 30
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock[2] 7

Track listing

American 12" vinyl single
  1. "New" (New Doubt Club Mix) – 6:18
  2. "New" (New & Approved Remix (Extended Edit)) – 6:20
German single
  1. "New" (Album Version) - 4:15
  2. New & Approved Remix - 5:40
German maxi single
  1. "New" (Album Version) - 4:15
  2. New & Approved Remix - 5:40
  3. New & Approved Remix (Extended Edit) – 6:20
  4. New Doubt Club Mix - 6:18
Australian CD maxi single
  1. "New" - 4:15
  1. "New" (New & Approved Remix) – 5:40
  2. "New" (New & Approved Remix (Extended Version)) – 6:20
  3. "New" (New Doubt Club Mix) – 6:18
  • Note: the disc lists only the album version, the sleeve lists only remixes as tracks 1-3.
British CD single
  1. "New" - 4:15
  2. New Doubt Club Mix - 6:18
  3. New & Approved Remix - 5:40

References

  1. ^ Montoya, Paris and Lanham, Tom. "New". The Singles 1992-2003 (liner notes). Interscope Records. November 25, 2003.
  2. ^ a b "No Doubt". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "UK Top 40 Hit Database". everyHit.com. Retrieved October 14, 2007.
  4. ^ "No Doubt Cruises Rave Scene For New Video". MTV News. January 28, 1999. Retrieved December 24, 2006.
  5. ^ Tannen, Mary (1999-05-30). "Style; The Painted Bird". New York Times. The New York Times Company. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940CE1D61531F933A05756C0A96F958260&scp=3&sq=Joanne+Gair&st=nyt. Retrieved 2008-02-19.  
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