Leak: No Doubt covers Adam Ant for Gossip Girl

Posted April 8th, 2009 by eric

The newly regrouped No Doubt will perform Adam Ant’s “Stand and Deliver” on an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl. The single leaked yesterday- a full month before the show is set to air, and it’s everywhere today. I’m definitely a fan of the original, but it’s an odd choice for No Doubt to cover, as so much of it relies on Ant’s British phrasing. Instead, Stefani hams it up California Girl-style with mixed results. I’m reminded somewhat of her solo work, which doesn’t leave the best taste in my mouth. I suppose, No Doubt could have taken the easy way out with one of Ant’s bigger hits, but at least this is sort of interesting, if slightly cringe-worthy. Since it’s a one-off for a TV show, let’s hope it’s not indicative of things to come.

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