Gwen Stefani has spent most of the last decade away from her band, sculpting a career worthy of a pop princess; but both British music paper NME and L.A. radio station KROQ report that 2011 will see the first No Doubt album in ten years.
It’s an intriguing comeback, so Last.fm Trends takes a look at how No Doubt’s classics are scrobbling, and if Gwen is better off on her own.
The top tracks above are pulled from a huge pool of No Doubt scrobbles – 22,176,904 in total from 1,271,919 listeners.
In a long career, breakout “Don’t Speak” is still most popular, with an overall 2,883,594 scrobbles from 548,432 listeners. The 1996 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay #1 seemed to stay on the airwaves forever, and it’s still beloved by fans.
The band’s top tracks span eight years of material and have solid weekly listener counts, suggesting the band have strong foundations on which to build their comeback.
Solo, Stefani is a few million scrobbles behind her band, but from a larger number of fans, with 18,466,128 plays from 1,385,996 listeners.
Biggest track “Hollaback Girl” isn’t as popular as “Don’t Speak” but still boasts over 4,500 weekly listeners. Stefani’s a steady performer, seemingly able to switch successfully between her band duties and solo career – another good omen for the new release.