Sunday Morning (No Doubt song)

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"Sunday Morning"
Single by No Doubt
from the album Tragic Kingdom
Released May 27, 1997
Format CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Ska punk, reggae rock, punk rock
Length 4:33 (album version)
4:14 (radio edit)
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Eric Stefani
Producer(s) Matthew Wilder
No Doubt singles chronology
"Happy Now?"
(1997)
"Sunday Morning"
(1997)
"Hey You!"
(1998)

"Sunday Morning" is a song written by Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, and Eric Stefani for No Doubt's third album Tragic Kingdom (1995). It was released as the album's sixth single in 1997 and the fifth and final single released internationally.

Song information[edit]

Composing the song began when Tony Kanal was having a fight with Gwen Stefani, who was then his girlfriend, through the bathroom door of his parents' house in Yorba Linda, California. Stefani later changed the lyrics to discuss dealing with her breakup with Kanal.[1]

Music video[edit]

The band gets into a food fight in the video.

The song's music video was directed by Sophie Muller. It opens with a scene of the band performing the song in a garage. Stefani's ex-boyfriend (played by Terry Hall, the lead singer of The Specials) walks by the house and sits down on a swing. After the first refrain, Stefani leaves for a grocery store where she buys canned tomatoes, and Kanal begins boiling water. Adrian Young sets the table outside while the other three band members begin cooking a meal in the kitchen. While chopping the tomatoes, Stefani cuts her finger and begins bleeding. After she rinses her finger, there are several time-edited shots, after which Stefani carries the spaghetti outside to the table. After rinsing her finger Stefani says 'now you're looking like I used to' while Tony Kanal is cleaning the tomato sauce off the floor. This is most likely a reference to one of Stefani's teenage job of scrubbing floors at Dairy Queen. After the group serves each other and begins eating, a food fight ensues. After the music ends, the ex-boyfriend is shown to still be sitting on the swing.

Track listing[edit]

Part 1[edit]

  1. "Sunday Morning" - 4:32
  2. "Sunday Morning" (live) - 9:20
  3. "Oi to the World" - 2:42
  4. "By the Way" (live) - 3:54

Part 2[edit]

  1. "Sunday Morning" - 4:32
  2. "Different People" (live) - 6:31
  3. "Tragic Kingdom" (live) - 4:03
  4. "Sunday Morning" (video) - 4:32

Australian single[edit]

  1. "Sunday Morning" (radio edit) – 4:14
  2. "Just a Girl" (live from London, U.K.) – 5:37
  3. "Don't Speak" (live from Hamburg, Germany) – 5:26
  4. "Hey You" (live from Den Haag, the Netherlands) – 3:20
  5. "Get on the Ball" – 3:32

Official versions[edit]

  • "Sunday Morning" (Album Version) - 4:32
  • "Sunday Morning" (Radio Edit) – 4:14
  • "Sunday Morning" (live) - 9:20
  • "Sunday Morning" (2002 Live) (Recorded live 23 November 2002, Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California) - 4:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 21
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[3] 33
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[4] 21
Swedish Singles Chart[5] 55
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 50
US Billboard Pop Songs[6] 35

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold[7] 35,000+

In popular culture[edit]

The song is a downloadable track for the music video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Rock Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montoya, Paris and Lanham, Tom. "Sunday Morning". 2003. The Singles 1992-2003 (liner notes). Retrieved December 15, 2006.
  2. ^ "No Doubt - Sunday Morning (Song)". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved April 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 20, July 21, 1997". RPM. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 65, No. 17, June 30, 1997". RPM. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "No Doubt - Sunday Morning (Song)". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved January 9, 2007.
  6. ^ "Tragic Kingdom". Allmusic. Retrieved January 8, 2007.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Singles". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

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