Spiderwebs is a song written and recorded by American rock band No Doubt for their third studio album Tragic Kingdom. It was released on November 19,1995, by Interscope Records as a single in the United States, the song was written by No Doubts frontwoman Gwen Stefani and lead bassist Tony Kanal, and produced by Matthew Wilder and No Doubt. Spiderwebs is a ska punk track with influence from rock music. Lyrically, the track was inspired by a man who had been calling Stefani at all hours to recite bad poetry to her and this scenario was then turned into a song with the help of Kanal. Musically, the uses a single drum for the beat and various brass instruments. Upon release, Spiderwebs received both commercial and critical acclaim from music critics, commercially, the track peaked at number 16 in the United Kingdom and number 11 in Canada, while peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The accompanying music video featured the band members crashing a wedding while various Japanese phrases appeared on the screen, the songs lyrics were inspired by a lonesome man reciting poetry to Stefani. Two different music videos were produced for Spiderwebs, in the first version, the music video showed clips of the band playing. MTV thought that the telephones were inappropriate for younger viewers so they added more footage of the band. These included lead singer Gwen Stefani walking around being covered in spiderwebs made of strings sprayed out of aerosol cans, in the second version, the music video featured the band playing in a Japanese restaurant entertaining the patrons. As the band plays, various Japanese-language sentences are displayed on the screen, the subtitles displayed in the Japanese music video during the wedding reception scene translate to, Excellent party, I really like cake a lot, What is your name. This is excellent champagne, What is this, crazy kids, Its making me sick. Massachusetts pop punk band Four Year Strong covered the song on their 90s cover-album Explains It All in 2009, the song is featured as a playable song in both Guitar Hero, On Tour and Guitar Hero World Tour. It is also a song for the Rock Band and SingStar series. The song also appears on the soundtrack of NBA 2K15, which had its soundtrack selected by Stefanis frequent collaborator Pharrell Williams. J. s –4,06 Lets Get Back –4,14 Excuse Me Mr
The band tangled in a spiderweb made of telephones.