"Hey Baby" is a song written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont,
and Bounty Killer for No Doubt's fifth studio album Rock Steady (2001).
Released as the album's lead single, the song is heavily influenced by
the Jamaican dancehall music present at No Doubt's post-show parties
and tour bus lounges of their Return of Saturn tour. Its lyrics
describe the debauchery with groupies at these parties. The song
received positive reviews from music critics, though the song's
dancehall influences had a mixed reception. It was released as the
album's lead single in October 2001. The single was commercially
successful and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. At the
45th Grammy Awards, "Hey Baby" won a Grammy Award for Best Pop
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Miners in Calaveras County, California, discovered a human skull (later
revealed to be a hoax) that a prominent geologist claimed was proof
that humans had existed in North America during the Pliocene age.
Fearful of civil war and Soviet intervention in recent unrest,
Czechoslovakian president Edvard Beneš ceded control over the
government to the Communist Party.
After being postponed since 1943 due to World War II, the first Pan
American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nagorno-Karabakh War: Armenian armed forces killed 613 ethnic
Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojali in the Nagorno-Karabakh
region of Azerbaijan.
Members of the Bangladesh Rifles mutinied at its headquarters in
Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths.
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
If there is victory in overcoming the enemy, there is a greater
victory when a man overcomes himself.
--José de San Martín
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