Not surprisingly,What You Waiting For? has been named by Spinner as one of the best musical moments inspired by Alice by Wonderland:
‘What You Waiting For?,’ Gwen Stefani
After the 2003 Grammy awards ceremony, songwriter Linda Perry pulled Gwen Stefani into a choke hold and playfully demanded they work together. When the two did eventually pair up, Stefani struggled with writer’s block, so the two wrote this goading song, featuring the line, “Take a chance, you stupid ho.” In the seven-minute video, Stefani seeks help for writer’s block when she’s thrown into a Wonderland-like world with Stefani portraying several characters inspired by Carroll’s books.