->''"Don't speak,\\
I know just what you're saying,\\
So please stop explaining,\\
Don't tell me cause it hurts.\\
Don't speak,\\
I know what you're thinking,\\
I don't need your reasons,\\
Don't tell me cause it hurts."''
-->-- "Don't Speak"

No Doubt is an American Third Wave {{Ska}} and NewWaveMusic-influenced AlternativeRock band founded in 1986. Yep, ''that'' long. The band consisted of [[FaceOfTheBand Gwen Stefani (vocals)]], Tom Dumont (guitar), Adrian Young (drums) and [[LeadBassist Tony Kanal (bass)]]. While their first two albums didn't sell well, ''Tragic Kingdom'' revived ska for TheNineties. The band has won two Grammys and has sold albums worldwide.

The band started out of Anaheim, California, and became a hit with the release of the singles "Just A Girl" and "Don't Speak" and the release of the ''Tragic Kingdom'' album, which was highly influenced by the relationship between Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal. After 2004 the band took a hiatus for Gwen to work on her solo career. They returned with a 2009 summer tour, and released a new album in 2012.

Gwen Stefani [[OlderThanTheyLook may be be a vampire]].

* ''No Doubt'' (1992)
* ''The Beacon Street Collection'' (1995)
* ''Tragic Kingdom'' (1995)
* ''Return of Saturn'' (2000)
* ''Rock Steady'' (2001)
* ''Push and Shove'' (2012)

* TheNineties: Tend to be associated most with this decade because of the success of 1995's ''Tragic Kingdom'', though they wouldn't release another album for the remainder of the decade.
* AbbeyRoadCrossing: ''Push and Shove'' has a cover which looks like that of ''[[Music/TheBeatles Let It Be]]''.
* AntiLoveSong: "Hey You" cynically compares a soon-to-be HappilyMarried couple to faceless Ken and Barbie dolls.
* BadGirlSong
* BandOfRelatives: Gwen and Eric Stefani are brother and sister; Eric would leave the band after ''Tragic Kingdom''.
* BreakupSong: "Don't Speak", "Ex-Girlfriend", "End It On This".
* ClosedDoorRapport: "Sunday Morning" was inspired by one of these between Gwen and Tony in real life, according to the liner notes from their GreatestHits album.
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: "It's My Life", originally by Music/TalkTalk.
* EpicRocking: "The Climb". More recently, "Settle Down".
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Sixteen" into "Sunday Morning" on ''Tragic Kingdom''.
* {{Fangirl}}: Gwen says she used to be such a big {{Music/Madness}} fangirl that she cried when she heard that Suggs was married. She's definitely a fangirl of TwoTone in general.
* GratuitousJapanese: Gwen and her "super-kawaii!" later on.
* GreenAesop: "World Go 'Round".
* IAmSong: "Just A Girl" tells what Gwen is but would rather not be.
* IconicOutfit: Gwen's platinum blonde swirl, red lips, and boy tank top. Her UnlimitedWardrobe would show up more prominently in her solo career.
* ImageSong: See "I Am Song"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Underneath It All".
* HiddenTrack: ''Return of Saturn'' has "Too Late Instrumental", hidden after either "Dark Blue" (on the normal edition of the album) or "Big Distraction" (the bonus track on the European and Australian editions).
* LastNoteNightmare: The title track on ''Tragic Kingdom'' speeds up at the end, until it gets too chaotic for the band to keep up, and the song completely falls apart.
* LeadBassist: Tony Kanal, primarily due to him being one of the band's main songwriters.
* LyricalDissonance: "Spiderwebs" is a very upbeat song about a StalkerWithACrush who keeps calling Gwen. Apparently it's based on real events.
* MaleBandFemaleSinger: Gwen is not only the vocalist, but also [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only woman in the band]]. PlayedWith in the music video for "Don't Speak", an UrExample.
* MoodDissonance: "Ex-Girlfriend" has a very upbeat vibe in the music, but the [[BreakupSong lyrics are another story...]]
* MoodWhiplash: A frequent side effect of the band's GenreRoulette tendencies. A notable example is "You Can Do It", an incredibly upbeat, disco-inspired dance track that shows up on ''Tragic Kingdom'' right after their most famous breakup song, "Don't Speak".
* MsFanservice: Gwen, it helps that she doesn't seem to age.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: This is a RealLife example. Gwen Stefani's brother Eric started the band, and she kept her relationship with Tony secret from him.[[note]]Eric got the rest of the men in the band to agree to a "no-one dates Gwen" pact", which Gwen herself never knew about until she tried pursuing Tony.[[/note]]
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Many of their songs mash up elements from different genres, but "Ex-Girlfriend" is especially notable for its jarring shifts between its hard-driving rock and its rap verses, with a bit of Latin guitar thrown in for good measure.
* NewSoundAlbum
* OlderThanTheyLook: Gwen is in her ''late forties''. If you saw her and thought she was in her 30s, or even as young as her ''20s'', nobody would blame you.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Tragic Kingdom''. Considering the band's from Anaheim, and Anaheim is the location of the first Disneyland theme park...
* ShoutOut: "Hella Good" showed people playing [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Jet Set Radio Future]].
** The "Ex Girlfriend" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yqru5UXWGY music video]] is inspired by ''Anime/{{Kite}}'' starting at 2:12.
** Their new song "Settle Down" featuring a scene in the beginning in which Tony Kanal grabs an orange and savors it. This calls back to the video for "Don't Speak", which starts with him pulling a rotten orange from a tree and ends with him putting it back.
** Listen carefully to the random horn soloing at the end of "Tragic Kingdom". One of them riffs on the ''Franchise/StarWars'' theme.
* SiblingTeam: While Eric Stefani was in the band.
* SpecialGuest: [[Music/{{Sublime}} Bradley Nowell]] on "Total Hate 95".
** [[Music/DavidBowie Mike Garson]] plays the piano on the hidden instrumental version of "Too Late", from ''Return of Saturn''.
* {{Ska}}: Definitely the most successful of the third wave revival bands.
* StalkerWithACrush: "Spiderwebs" is about Gwen's attempts to avoid one of these.
* StayInTheKitchen: "Just A Girl" was written to show Gwen's frustration with this stereotype.
* TakeThat: "Tragic Kingdom" is a pretty massive one aimed at Disney.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Horn players/keyboardists Stephen Bradley and [=Gabrial MacNair=].
* AWildRapperAppears: "Hey Baby", "Underneath It All" and "Push and Shove" feature the reggae equivalent of this trope, with guest appearances by Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, and Busy Signal & Major Lazer, respectively.