14 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" was lots of people's choice as the summer song of 2005. Its irresistible marching-band beat and insistent "B-A-N-A-N-A-S" refrain were the star's ultimate proof that the wider stylistic pool she fished in for Love, Angel, Music, Baby was among her smartest moves. Much of the music here expanded on the genre-jumping pop of No Doubt's Rock Steady - cranked-up hip-hop here, wistful New Wave-influenced pop there. Like Madonna, Stefani continues to make waves as not only a style star and major seller, but as a credible artist whose work happens to touch millions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" was lots of people's choice as the summer song of 2005. Its irresistible marching-band beat and insistent "B-A-N-A-N-A-S" refrain were the star's ultimate proof that the wider stylistic pool she fished in for Love, Angel, Music, Baby was among her smartest moves. Much of the music here expanded on the genre-jumping pop of No Doubt's Rock Steady - cranked-up hip-hop here, wistful New Wave-influenced pop there. Like Madonna, Stefani continues to make waves as not only a style star and major seller, but as a credible artist whose work happens to touch millions.

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