Rolling Stone has put together a gallery of The Most Stylish MTV VMA-Nominated Videos,and No Doubt’s ”Hey Baby” video is included!
No Doubt, ‘Hey Baby’ (2001)
Wherein a 32-year-old Gwen Stefani tries on dancehall, houndstooth, grafitti, fishnet, and pigtails for size — and pulls it off with charm. No Doubt quickly brushed off the dismaying chart performance of 2000’s Return of Saturn by releasing Rock Steady, a hedonistic record fueled by their recent obsession with Jamaican party music, Prince, and U.K. electropop. To suit the sound overhaul, the band’s image had to undergo its own makeover. The result was dizzying: customized band logos (influenced by the graffiti of Stephen Sprouse), houndstooth and argyle patterns (a nod to British mod and Two-tone prep), and a ton of red, yellow, and green (traditional Rasta hues) swiftly defined the look of No Doubt in their feel-good renaissance. All motifs are present and accounted for in “Hey Baby,” the band’s comeback single and video, which won two VMAs in 2002 for Best Pop and Best Group Video.