Written By: Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani
Album: Tragic Kingdom
Directed By: Sophie Muller
The majority of the music video for “Don’t Speak” takes place in a garage. Other scenes tell the story of how the media mainly focused on Gwen while the band was always in the background. The second half of the video features snippets of live footage filmed during the band’s performance with Dog Eat Dog and Goldfinger at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on August 21, 1996.
Before the music starts, at the beginning of the video, there is a scene of Tony Kanal picking a rotten orange from a Christmas tree. The video ends with Kanal replacing the orange in the tree. These scenes are usually cut out when VH1 airs this video.
The music video won the award for Best Group Video and was nominated for the Video of the Year award at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.
There is a tear in the side of Gwen’s blue polka-dot dress.
Gwen has said she purchased that dress from a thrift shop.
During the making of this video, the part where the band is fighting was actually real.
There is a alternate verison of this video which features all live footage from that NYC show.