Squeal (song)

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"Squeal"
Squeal - No Doubt album cover.png
Single by No Doubt
from the album The Beacon Street Collection
B-side "My Room Is Still Clean"
Released May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12)
Format 7" single
Genre
Length 2:38
Label Beacon Street
Writer(s) Eric Stefani
Producer(s) No Doubt
No Doubt chronology
"Trapped in a Box"
(1992)
"Squeal"
(1994)
"Just a Girl"
(1995)

"Squeal" is a 1994 song by American rock band No Doubt as their lead single from their second album The Beacon Street Collection on May 12, 1994. The single failed to chart and no music video was made.

Background[edit]

In 1994, before recording of the album had even begun, No Doubt released two seven-inch singles for their fans.[1] The first was "Squeal", a song written by Eric Stefani, detailing a criminal's reaction to her partner's betrayal to the police. They had agreed to be "in this together" but, after he "squeals", she resolves to "kill the narc who wrote it and said it [that she was guilty of a crime]". The single's B-side was "My Room Is Still Clean", written by Tony Kanal and recorded live at the Icehouse in Fullerton, California on February 13, 1993.[2]

The second single was "Doghouse", written by Eric Stefani. It is about a man who is bullied and dominated by his girlfriend and is unwilling to force the situation to change. The song uses the metaphor of a dog and its master to illustrate the nature of the relationship, saying that she had got him "by the reins" and he has been "conditioned" by her. The single's B-side was "You Can't Teach an Ol' Dog New Tricks", written by Eric Stefani.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Squeal" - 2:38
  2. "My Room Is Still Clean" (Live at the Icehouse)

References[edit]

  1. ^ No Doubt's discography from their official website.
  2. ^ Squeal and Doghouse at No Doubt's official website.