Music Video of the Day: It’s My Life by No Doubt (2003, dir. David LaChapelle)


Yesterday we looked at the Talk Talk version of the song It’s My Life. This time around No Doubt and director David LaChapelle stuck with the theme of the lyrics, but instead put it into a darker context. It screams 2002’s Best Picture winner Chicago all over it. It also has a fair amount of film noir elements in it except it’s the guys who are the ones who do her in rather than the other way around as it appears throughout the video. At least that’s the way it comes across at the end whether they some how arranged the appearance of their deaths or are looking at her execution from the afterlife. I can’t help but think some of the song and the video is the way it is because of Stefani’s relationship with the band and Gavin Rossdale at this time. That stuff certainly showed up in other videos and songs from the band going all the way back to Don’t Speak. But that’s for another day.

2 responses to “Music Video of the Day: It’s My Life by No Doubt (2003, dir. David LaChapelle)

    • I like it too. I have special spot for No Doubt in my heart. Not only cause of Tragic Kingdom being a very important album of my youth, but I’m probably related to Gwen if I go back far enough since I have Stefanis in the family.

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