Category:Songs written by Tony Kanal
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The following 49 pages are in this category, out of 49 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Tony Kanal – Tony Ashwin Kanal is a British-American musician, record producer and songwriter. Kanal is the bassist for the American rock band No Doubt and his musical work outside of the band includes producing and songwriting with artists such as reggae singer Elan Atias and No Doubt bandmate Gwen Stefani, among others. Kanals father Gulab and his mother Lajwanti Lajju are from India and are Hindus and his parents emigrated from India to London, England, where Kanal was born. While most of his years were spent in London, Kanal and his family also spent brief periods living in Toronto, Canada. At age eleven, he was taken by his once again to the United States. There, his parents opened a store named Kanals Gifts and Fashion, Kanals father suggested that Kanal learn to play the saxophone since it was the formers favorite instrument, so he bought one for Kanal. Kanal later learned how to play the bass from his schoolmate Dave Carpenter, after seeing one of third wave ska band No Doubts early shows, he joined the band as its bassist. Kanal enrolled at California State University, Fullerton to major in psychology, in October 1991, No Doubt began recording with producer Dito Godwin. When Interscope Records began turning songs down, No Doubt did it on their own, over two years they recorded ten songs and released it independently. When No Doubt went on hiatus, Kanal began a career behind the mixing console, in 2004, Kanal produced three songs for the soundtrack to 50 First Dates. Also in 2004, Kanal produced and co-wrote three tracks on Gwen Stefanis first solo album Love, Kanal then produced Elan Atiass debut album, Together as One, which was released in June 2006. Kanal again worked with Gwen Stefani for her solo album The Sweet Escape. He has created several remixes, including ones of Stefanis Hollaback Girl, Kanal produced the song Rent for the ska punk band Peppers 2006 album No Shame. In 2008, he collaborated on two songs titled Sober and Funhouse with Pink for her album Funhouse and also sang back-up on Crystal Ball, in late 2009, Kanal co-wrote and played bass for a song of former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatts debut solo album. Kanal also contributed on track seven of Weezers 2010 album Hurley and he received co-writing credit for the song Smart Girls. In 2010, Kanal co-wrote, produced, and performed bass on the track Kiss You Up, recorded by Barbadian artist Shontelle for her second album, No Gravity. With Stefani promoting her solo album, No Doubt began initial work on a new album without her. In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forum
2. 4 in the Morning – 4 in the Morning is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her second studio album The Sweet Escape. It was written by Stefani and co-written and produced by Tony Kanal, interscope Records serviced the song to US mainstream radio on May 8,2007, as the albums third single, elsewhere it was released in June 2007. Described as one of her songs on the album, Stefani began writing the song while pregnant and finished with Kanal, having Roberta Flack. Lyrically, the talks about a relationship on the edge. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who noted it as an improvement over her last singles, while praising its tempo. The song was performed during The Sweet Escape Tour and in some concerts Stefani made during 2015, Stefani began working with No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal for her second solo album just after finishing the Harajuku Lovers Tour in late-2005, referring to him as her comfort zone. They two wrote 4 in the Morning based on a tape of melodies left from working on Stefanis debut album Love. It was one of the last songs recorded for the album, the song was serviced to US mainstream radio on May 8,2007 as the albums third single. Its CD single, containing the version, two remixes and its music video, was released elsewhere from June 22,2007. 4 in the Morning was written by Stefani and Kanal, who was responsible for its production. 4 in the Morning has a beat, which according to some critics is perfect for a slow dance. Stefanis vocals throughout the chorus presents a fast-talking approach. Lyrically,4 in the Morning talks about transparency in a romantic relationship, with the protagonist pleading for a lover to make up his mind. Bill Lamb of About. com added that the song deals with a relationship on the edge. In the chorus, she sings, I give you everything that I am/Im handing over everything that Ive got/cause I wanna have a true love. 4 in the Morning was generally received by contemporary pop music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it sensual, noting that those celebrations of cool synths. Gary Graff of the publication wrote that Stefanis Madonna reverence remains intact on the song
3. Return of Saturn – Return of Saturn is the fourth studio album by American rock band No Doubt, released on April 11,2000 by Trauma Records and Interscope Records. It marked the bands first album as a quartet, following the departure of original keyboardist Eric Stefani in 1994, creating the album became a tumultuous process lasting two years, during which there was dissension among band members and between the band and its label. The album was completed after the band returned to the studio, the album maintains the ska punk and reggae influences of the bands previous work, but with slower, more ballad-like songs. The lyrics to many of the songs describe singer Gwen Stefanis pining for a domestic life. Upon release, Return of Saturn received favorable reviews from music critics and it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 but was unable to measure up to the sales of Tragic Kingdom. The album spawned four singles, only one of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100, at the 43rd Grammy Awards, Return of Saturn was nominated for Best Rock Album. After the success of No Doubts breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom, the band more than 20 songs for a new album. Having toured extensively for two and a half years since the release of Tragic Kingdom, they initially had trouble producing material, many of the songs were written in a rented house in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, where bassist Tony Kanal was living. During early production in mid-1998 the band worked on seven tracks in Los Angeles with Matthew Wilder, who had produced Tragic Kingdom, but had creative differences with him. They planned on going to New York City to work with producer Michael Beinhorn, who had produced for alternative rock such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hole. Ballard went through the bands 40 demos and ruled out half of them and they frequently missed due dates, arguing that hurrying the album to cash in on the success of Tragic Kingdom was unwise since three years had passed. In early 1999, No Doubt released New, co-produced by Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison, by that July, the band stopped work on the album, intending to be done with the record. Interscope, however, recommended that they continue writing so they would have a more marketable single, after a brief break, Dumont sent Stefani some of his demos as a peace offering. The band returned to the studio to more upbeat songs and penned Ex-Girlfriend. More recording, audio mixing and audio mastering were done late that year, the albums working title was originally announced as Magics in the Makeup in May 1998 and later as Saturn Returns in November 1999. Stefani was confused by her feelings of depression and interest in Sylvia Plath while recording the album and her boyfriend Gavin Rossdale told her that she was going through her Saturn return. Saturns orbit takes 29.4 Earth years and, in astrology, Stefani was born October 3,1969, and many of the songs were written during her Saturn return. The music of Return of Saturn further explores No Doubts new wave influences, while adding a rock feel and maintaining some of the bands ska
4. Bathwater – Bathwater is a ska punk song written by Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Gwen Stefani for No Doubts fourth studio album Return of Saturn. It was released as the fourth and final single on November 14,2000. The song was written in ten minutes, opening with slow New Orleans funeral brass. The lyrics discuss overcoming insecurities about a relationship with adoration, the lyric to wash in your old bathwater means accepting a lovers faults. Bathwater is a ska punk song written in the key of E minor and it is composed in swing time with a medium swing and moves at a moderately fast tempo of 138 beats per minute. The songs verses are carried by perfect fifth chords with a chord progression. Some use minor key piano chords on the off beat, Stefanis vocal range spans over two octaves in the song, from G3 to B5. Bathwater received mixed reviews from music critics, entertainment Weekly described the songs cabaret style as campy and noted that even lovelorn teen girls may. think its pretty yucky. Rolling Stone described it as a combination of 2 Tone and the slapstick of farces by Gilbert and Sullivan that never drops the bands blend of adrenaline. In its review of The Singles 1992-2003, OMH Media disagreed and referred to it as a merging of 1940s dance music. The music video was directed by Sophie Muller, who directed the video to their previous single, Simple Kind of Life. It also features members of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls, in the United States, the song failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 and barely entered the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, inching to number 39. In the territories where the song did chart, it performed poorly, on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, the single managed a number 71 peak position. In Germany, the reached number 73. On American Idol, Sanjaya Malakar performed Bathwater, the week that Gwen Stefani was the mentor for the contestants and this performance is most famed for the mohawk Malakar wore, which was composed of seven ponytails. Bathwater was released as a single to promote the album The Singles 1992–2003, although the version on the album is the version from Return of Saturn. The song was remixed by Invincible Overlord, No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumonts side project, the single peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The video for Bathwater is a version of the original video
5. No Doubt (No Doubt album) – No Doubt is the self-titled debut studio album by the American rock band No Doubt, released March 17,1992 on Interscope Records. The album was recorded as an independent release, but was re-recorded after the band was signed to Interscope. It was produced by Dito Godwin and recorded in a studio in Los Angeles. The album was released during a period in which the United States was mainly focused on grunge music, despite strong tours, the album failed to perform as well as the record company expected it to, selling only 30,000 copies. The record company refused to fund the release of a single from it, so No Doubt released the only single, Trapped in a Box. Since the band signed out of Interscope, the independently produced and released a follow-up to No Doubt, The Beacon Street Collection. This album had a commercial performance than the bands debut album, selling 100,000 copies, leading Interscope to finance and support their third album. John Spence, Eric Stefani, and Erics sister Gwen Stefani formed the band as Apple Core in 1986 and it played small gigs around the Orange County area, with Spences on-stage antics carrying its performances. Tony Kanal went to one of early shows and soon joined the band as its bassist. After initially rejecting her advances, he began dating Gwen, but they kept their secret for a year. In December 1987, Spence committed suicide days before the band was to play a gig at The Roxy Theatre for record industry employees. No Doubt disbanded but decided to regroup after several weeks with Alan Meade taking over vocals, when Meade left the band, Gwen replaced him as lead singer, while No Doubt continued to develop a live following in California. He joined No Doubt and replaced Jerry McMahon as the bands guitarist, adrian Young replaced Chris Webb as the drummer the following year. Impressed by the presence of diving at ska concerts and Gwens on-stage presence. In 1991, No Doubt were signed to Interscope Records, which was a new label at the time, the band had just finished recording an indie CD that they were going to release themselves. When they were signed by the label, they decided to take advantage of the offer to re-record the CD in a professional studio. However, they werent receiving any support that they expected, And we thought we were recording in a good studio, But looking back. It was almost like an independent release, anyway - there was no push for the record, everything we did on that record, we did ourselves
6. Crash (Gwen Stefani song) – Crash is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Written by Stefani and No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal, the song uses automobile metaphors to describe a relationship, not originally planned as a single, the song was released as the albums sixth and final single on January 24,2006 during Stefanis pregnancy. Stefani had been working on her project with Linda Perry. The two penned several songs, including lead single What You Waiting For, but Stefani found the process difficult, commenting, Its humiliating and intimidating even if theyre sweet and excited, because youre drowning in their creativity. When the two working on a song about a deceased friend of Stefanis, Perry began writing the lyrics and Stefani, feeling that Perry was encroaching on her territory, broke down. Stefanis No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal invited her to his house so that the two could go out with friends, when she arrived, however, Kanal surprised her by playing some tracks on which he had been working and revealed that he had prepared some for Stefani. Crash received mixed reviews from critics, in a review for The New York Times, Kelefa Sanneh noted that the track successfully conjure up the infectious spirit of early Madonna. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly called the song a retro fashion blurb on which Stefani appears as an old-school. Krissi Murison of the NME disagreed, calling it one of the best bits of the decade of decadence and referring to it as Salt-N-Pepas cartoon rap. Jason Shawhan of About. com stated that the songs great Narada Michael Walden bleepy synth noises pop out of the mix like the car stereo just decided to sing along, music commented that the track had icy-cool schoolyard sass. Eric Greenwood of Drawer B argued that the track carelessly revisits Stefanis blatant fondness for 80s pop, the Washington Post reviewer Sean Daly compared it to Salt-n-Pepas 1987 single Push It and added that Stefani pushes it real good. Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine gave the song a review, stating that it features some near-fatal car metaphors. Crash had originally not been planned as a single release from Love. In late 2005 Stefani announced that she was pregnant and would be delaying her second album. The song impacted US contemporary hit radio and rhythmic radio stations in the US on January 24,2006. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 11,2006 at number 95 and it reached number 45 for two weeks and remained on the chart for a total of eight weeks. Crash was the single from Love. Baby. that did not receive a CD single solicitation in Canada, in addition, due to Stefanis pregnancy, a live music video was released instead of a narrative video
7. Rock Steady (album) – Rock Steady is the fifth studio album by American rock band No Doubt, released on December 11,2001 by Interscope Records. The band began writing the album with recording sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco, then traveled to London and Jamaica to work with various performers, songwriters. Sly & Robbie, The Neptunes, and William Orbit were among the artists the band collaborated with on the album. As a result of collaborations, Rock Steady touches on many musical styles, focusing on dub, synthpop. The band attempted to capture the vibe of Jamaican dancehall music, singer Gwen Stefani wrote her lyrics quickly in comparison to previous records, and dealt with topics ranging from partying to ruminations on her relationship with Gavin Rossdale. Rock Steady received mostly positive reviews music critics, and it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album was a comeback for the band, surpassing sales of their previous offering, Return of Saturn. Rock Steady spawned four singles, two of which won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, rolling Stone ranked Rock Steady number 316 on its 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Every night on the tour to support their 2000 album Return of Saturn, during a discussion over dinner in late 2000, the band members decided they wanted to explore dancehall-style rhythms for their next album. Drawing inspiration from such as Bounty Killer, Cutty Ranks, and Mr. Vegas. The group often tried recreating beats from other files on the computer. They worked with producer Philip Steir at Toast Studios in San Francisco during this time, when writing lyrics for previous albums, Stefani typically read works by Sylvia Plath that would make her depressed or find different words that inspire me. In contrast, for Rock Steady she wrote the lyrics quicker, many of the demos recorded during these early sessions were used in the final tracks, rather than completely reworking the songs. The band saw this as a way to preserve the initial spark from when the songs were conceived, the next month, Stefani left Los Angeles for London to visit boyfriend Gavin Rossdale, and the band traveled with her to finish recording Detective. There, they worked with Eurythmics member David A. Stewart, in March, No Doubt traveled to Jamaica, staying at the Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio. The band spent most of the swimming and getting sunburned and drinking and smoking and recording a little music. The group would often have Red Stripe beers or rum and cokes with jerk food for breakfast, on one occasion and they began work in the mid-afternoon and worked into the night, with an after-party following the session. The group collaborated with Sly & Robbie, who produced Underneath It All and Hey Baby and brought in dancehall toasters Lady Saw and Bounty Killer, and Steely & Clevie, the band returned from Jamaica and resumed work in June 2001, collaborating with producers Nellee Hooper and Timbaland
8. Tragic Kingdom – Tragic Kingdom is the third studio album by American rock band No Doubt. It was released on October 10,1995 by Trauma Records and it is the final album to feature original keyboardist Eric Stefani, who left the band in 1994. The album was produced by Matthew Wilder and recorded in 11 studios in the Greater Los Angeles Area between March 1993 and October 1995, the album received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, No Doubt earned nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rock Album, Tragic Kingdom helped to initiate the ska revival of the 1990s, persuading record labels to sign more ska bands and helping them to attract more mainstream attention. The album was ranked number 441 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, No Doubt embarked on a tour to promote the album. It was designed by Project X and lasted two and a half years, an early 1997 performance at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim was filmed and released as Live in the Tragic Kingdom on VHS and later DVD. No Doubt released their debut album in 1992, a year after being signed to Interscope. The albums pop-oriented sound sharply contrasted with grunge music, a genre which was popular at the time in the United States. The band began work on their album in 1993, but Interscope rejected most of the material, which was written by Gary Angle. Keyboardist Eric Stefani did not want to relinquish control to someone outside the band. He encouraged other members of the band to write songs, Eric became increasingly depressed, and in September 1994, he stopped attending rehearsals, though they were usually held at his house. He soon left the band to pursue a career on the animated sitcom The Simpsons. Bassist Tony Kanal then ended his relationship with Gwen Stefani. The band decided to produce their next album independently and recorded their album, The Beacon Street Collection. No Doubts first two singles were released for The Beacon Street Collection, Squeal and Doghouse, under their own record label, despite limited availability, the album sold 100,000 copies in the year of its release. Their independence attracted Interscopes attention and ensured that the label would fund a third album, Tragic Kingdom was recorded in 11 different studios in Los Angeles, starting in March 1993 and finally being released two-and-a-half years later in October 1995. During one of recording sessions, the band was introduced to Paul Palmer. After mixing the first single with David J. Holman, Just a Girl, Palmer and he wanted to release the album on his own label, Trauma Records, which was already associated with Interscope, and succeeded in getting the contract
9. The Sweet Escape – The Sweet Escape is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani, released on December 1,2006 by Interscope Records. Having originally intended to return to No Doubt after her solo album. Stefani decided to record an album as a way to release some of the material left over from the Love. The album musically resembles its predecessor while exploring more modern pop sounds and it was released to generally mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, receiving criticism for its strong similarities to Love. It was preceded by the lead single Wind It Up, which charted moderately across the world, and produced the follow-up single The Sweet Escape, which proved more successful worldwide. The Sweet Escape reached the top five in the United States, Canada, the albums supporting tour, The Sweet Escape Tour, kicked off in April 2007, covering North America, Colombia, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Following the release of her debut album Love, Stefani announced that she had intended to return to No Doubt and record a sixth studio album with the band. After the commercial success of L. A. M. B and she decided to release several leftover tracks from the album as an EP or as extra tracks on a DVD. However, Pharrell Williams, with whom she had collaborated to write Hollaback Girl, part two, and the two recorded several songs during sessions in Miami in July 2005. A. M. B. She included performances of Wind It Up and Orange County Girl when she embarked on the Harajuku Lovers Tour in October 2005, Stefani put the project on hold in December 2005 when she discovered that she was pregnant, before returning to the studio in August 2006. The albums working title was Candyland, sharing its name with a track that has only been looped via her fashion show soundtrack. The title was changed to The Sweet Escape, the title of the second track, the album cover was taken by photographer Jill Greenberg. The image was part of a series of images taken by Greenberg. To create End Times, Greenberg gave lollipops to toddlers but took them back after several moments, Greenberg used the images as a representation of American politics and society. Greenberg was accused of abuse for the photo shoots, Stefani, however, commented, I didnt think child abuse—I just thought. Every kid cries Other people reacted like, Oh my God, Thats so disturbing, or Thats so sad. I guess thats what arts all about and its supposed to make you think. Stefanis appearance on the cover is inspired by that of Elvira Hancock
10. Ex-Girlfriend (song) – Ex-Girlfriend is a song written by Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Gwen Stefani for No Doubts fourth studio album Return of Saturn. The song was released as the albums first official single in mid-2000 and it was moderately successful, Gwen Stefani originally composed the song as a dirge about her relationship with Bushs lead singer Gavin Rossdale, whom she married in 2002. After listening to it, the band increased the tempo because the already included several ballads. The line you say youre gonna burn before you mellow is a reference to the lyrics in the Bush song Dead Meat, Ex-Girlfriend is a song composed in the key of E minor. It is written in time and moves at a fast tempo of 168 beats per minute. Stefanis vocal range in the song covers nearly an octave and a half and it features flamenco guitar riffs and influence from new wave and hip hop. The songs music video, which the video itself indicated was presented by Hype Williams, was based on the highly controversial anime Kite. In the video, Stefani cross-dresses to enter a mens bathroom and, upon being discovered, when Kanal regains consciousness, he grabs Stefani and jumps out the window, and the two plummet to the ground. The storyline is cut with scenes of the playing on a stage. No Doubts guitarist Tom Dumont initially played the part of an officer but was cut from the final version of the Ex-Girlfriend video. He enacts the role in MTVs Making the Video and these are the formats and track listings of major single releases of Ex-Girlfriend. S. Hot 100 chart and spent only one week on the Canadian Singles Chart, elsewhere the single experienced more success, and reached the Australian top ten and UK top thirty. It managed to be successful on U. S. S