No Doubt`s Second Top 3 Hit in America

Since Don`t Speak reached number #1 (Fall 1996), No Doubt didn`t reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart anymore. That was a fact for a long time, but that changed in the Fall from 2002.

 
   

No Doubt started creating their fifth album called Rock Steady back 2001. To get more the vibe from the Raggae, No Doubt decided to record some tracks in Jamaica. That happend in April 2001. In that recording session, No Doubt recorded Underneath it All. While recording Underneath it All, No Doubt got vocal help by a Jamaican artists called Lady Saw.

No Doubt finished creating Rock Steady, back in the fall from 2001. Shorty after, No Doubt recorded the first videoclip from Rock Steady, witch was Hey Baby. Hey Baby became Rock Steady`s first smash hit and reached number #5 in the billboard Hot 100. Just like Spiderwebs it didn`t came higher then that. But still a very good result. It proved that Rock Steady was starting get succesfull. Also No Doubt started touring in the sping of 2002.

In the summer of 2002, the second single released called Hella Good. Mainwhile No Doubt was doing an European Tour. Thats the reson, that it didn`t reached not an higher number #13 in the Billboard Hot 100.

In the fall from 2002, the third single from Rock Steady released called Underneath it All. This single became No Doubt`s second Top 3 hit in America.

 
   

The first signs of Underneath it All becoming a single are back in June 2002. In that month, just before No Doubt started touring in Europe. No Doubt recorded the videoclip for Underneath it All.

The videoclip premiered on July 18th on MTV`s TRL.

Short after on July 23rd, Underneath it All became the Most Added tune on the Meanstream Radio.

Underneath it All climbed in many charts, the months after that.

Because of the succes from Rock Steady, No Doubt was able to do an Arena tour again. So in October and November, No Doubt did their second Arena Tour in their carreer.

 
   
Underneath it All was reaching it`s peak in all the charts, in November 2002. It reached number #3 in the Billboard charts. At the same time, topped Underneath it All the airplay chart from America for 2 weeks in a row. Shorty after that UIA reached number #2 in the Adult Top 40.

We are now several weeks later (January 19th, 2003) and Underneath it All is still standing number #2 in the Adult top 40. This week it`s exactly 8 weeks in a row (number #2).

That`s story behind No Doubt`s second Top 3 hit in America.

 
 
 
 

Billboard Hot 100 Chart from November 30th, 2002

1 Lose Yourself, Eminem
2 Work It, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
3 Underneath It All, No Doubt Featuring Lady Saw
4 Luv U Better, LL Cool J
5 The Game Of Love, Santana Featuring Michelle Branch
6 Jenny From The Block, Jennifer Lopez Featuring Jadakiss & Styles
7 Hey Ma, Cam'ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
8 Gimme The Light, Sean Paul
9 Dilemma, Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
10 Die Another Day, Madonna

Billboard Hot 100 Chart from November 23rd, 2002

1 Lose Yourself, Eminem
2 Work It, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
3 Underneath It All, No Doubt Featuring Lady Saw
4 Luv U Better, LL Cool J
5 Hey Ma, Cam'ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
6 Dilemma, Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
7 The Game Of Love, Santana Featuring Michelle Branch
8 Jenny From The Block, Jennifer Lopez Featuring Jadakiss & Styles
9 Gimme The Light, Sean Paul
10 Die Another Day, Madonna

 
 
 
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