Hollaback Girl

#1
Gwen Stefani sings that she "ain't no Hollaback Girl".

Can anyone tell me what this really means? I have a theory on what this song is about but I want to make sure there are no other, less naughty explanations.
 
#6
Veggie, I admire your Googling skills. However, I think that there may well be another explanation.

I'll second the emotion about Gwen's staggering hotness. A dirty, DIRTY girl.
 
#8
Can I video it??

One way to pay off my mortgage!
 
#9
She's so chav and yet so hot. But, marvellously, looks fantastic in the video for "Cool", in the 1950s Italy stylee.

God bless MTV.

Anyway, time for my theory. I reckon it's all about not being quite so dirty as to be the kind of girl who will engage in action via the Khyber Pass. Too often.

The evidence:

(1) The lyrics in general (see below);
(2) All these references to sh1t;
(3) And bananas;
(4) And the way the word "bananas" is spelled out "B ... A.N. ... A.N.A.S.", ie "be an anas" - yeah, I know the spelling isn't quite right but it's not allowed to be that obvious;
(5) And finally: "hollaback" equal "hollow back" equals "open rear".

I'll get my coat ...


Hollaback Girl (c) Gwen Stefani 2005 said:
Uh huh, this my sh1t
All the girls stomp your feet like this

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Cause I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
[2x]

Oooh, this my Shit , this my Sh1t [4x]

I heard that you were talking sh1t
And you didn't think that I would hear it
People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up
So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack
Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out
That's right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Cause I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
[2x]

Oooh, this my Sh1t , this my Sh1t [4x]

So that's right dude, meet me at the bleachers
No principals, no student-teachers
Both of us want to be the winner, but there can only be one
So I'm gonna fight, gonna give it my all
Gonna make you fall, gonna sock it to you
That's right, I'm the last one standing, another one bites the dust

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Cause I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
[2x]

Oooh, this my Sh1t, this my Sh1t 4x]

Let me hear you say, this sh1t is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S
this sh1t is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S
Again, this sh1t is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S
This sh1t is bananas
B-A-N-A-N-A-S

A few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Cause I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl
[2x]

Oooh, this my Sh1t, this my Sh1t [4x]
 
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Goku

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#10
I think you're grasping at straws there Dr_Evil but I like the way your mind works!!
She wasn’t always a chav. I remember when Gwen Stefani was a very hot alternative rocker, now she’s a very hot chav… shame.
Oh well, either way I’d give her something to choke on.
 
#11
Yes, also note the 4 jap girlies in the vid, who as a nation are famous for their anal antics.
 
#12
<Shakes head warily>
If any of you were as street as I am, or even half as street as a Mormon 'Family prayer chalice' seller for that matter, you would know that Hollaback girl means a slut, a girl willing to be treated as a random sex object. It is a silly little white girl's missunderstood take on a black/ghetto/straightoutacompton mid-coitus phrase: "Holla back girl" (i.e.: scream like you want it young lady). When you have witnessed as much porn as I, you will know it is used often in some of the more inter-ethnical videos from the "Backbreakers" series.

Ginster Fanny may be making a comment on Ms Love's sluttish behaviour to the press and the more salubrious elements in pop music (you know the ones who give devil rock salutes to stadia filled with thousands of bouncing 12 year old girls), but there are two fundamental problems with her declaration: "I ain't no hollaback girl!" Three, in fact as it's terrible english. 1)She is not from the ghetto, she lives in a mansion in 90210 surrounded by japanese girl servants (so do I, in my head) and a toy poodle named Mr Flips. 2) she has famously shagged everyone in No Doubt, her manager and her promo rep. Her fecking everything that moved caused the band to crumble - no bad thing, although It's my Life was a good cover and Don't Speak was acceptable in a sort of "I'm sat here sharpening my fish gutting knife waiting for the girl who just dumped me to come out of Prontaprint" sort of way.

So in conclusion, she is, indeed the kind of girl who "hollas back."

I still would though.
 
#13
Er ... RTFQ, I'll take that as confirmation of my theory.

Don't make you my beeyatch, though, dog.
 
#14
I don't know what her sh1tting bananas have to do with anything though. I did that after a dodgy bunch of fyffes bought from the Nisa in aldershot and it was no singing matter, believe me.
 
#15
Goku said:
I think you're grasping at straws there Dr_Evil but I like the way your mind works!!
She wasn’t always a chav. I remember when Gwen Stefani was a very hot alternative rocker, now she’s a very hot chav… shame.
Oh well, either way I’d give her something to choke on.

what like a b. a. n. a. n. a perhaps? :D
 
#16
Hollaback - as in 'Holler Back'

Is a septic slang phrase for a skanky bird whome you have 'done' in the past, and when all the fussy chicks have given you the elbow down the boozer, you can alway give her a holler back as she is a slapper and will sh*g you.

I believe the Navy calls it 'Grimmie are greatfull'.
 
#17
JSPrest said:
Hollaback - as in 'Holler Back'

Is a septic slang phrase for a skanky bird whome you have 'done' in the past, and when all the fussy chicks have given you the elbow down the boozer, you can alway give her a holler back as she is a slapper and will sh*g you.

I believe the Navy calls it 'Grimmie are greatfull'.

Correct,

Its also the term used for the non-leading birds in a cheerleading team, one is the caller "gimme a B'' for example, the others are Hollaback girls who holler back what the leader calls.

So if she 'aint no hollaback girl' she must be the leader.
 
#18
I accept that "Hollaback Girl" can have the cheerleader meaning as well as the skank girl one but could it also have the third meaning I developed? In other words, is this song a clever one?

Besides, what's the point of all the references to sh1t and bananas unless there's something else going on?

*rubs chin, muses*
 
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