“Hollaback Girl” first song with one million commercial downloads

For the first time since the advent of commercial digital music downloads, a recording has passed the 1,000,000 mark in download sales. The song, former Billboard #1 “Hollaback Girl” from Gwen Stefani’s debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., had sales of approximately 995,000 downloads as of Friday, September 30. The recording has averaged 15,000 downloads per week since it’s release on November 25, 2004.

Stefani commented, “It’s always an honor to be recognized for your music, and this is really the coolest. It’s exciting to see people embrace the song and really make it part of their lives. Whether it’s cds, computers, or cellphones…it really is bananas.”

Another track from the album, “Rich Girl,” was featured in commercials for Apple and Pepsi’s free iTunes download promotion earlier in the year. “Hollaback Girl” is available for sale from iTunes, as well as Napster, Rhapsody, Sony Connect and other online music retailers.

  1. when i first heard the song, i thought it was annoying, but it grew on me and it is a fun song. great for driving around after clubing.

  2. If everyone had the same tastes what a boring place this world would be.

    One person’s tastes are no better than my own – just different.

  3. sucks. that kind of music irritates me. i can’t believe that she has over 1,000,000 downloads. im surprised an old song by someone more famous hasn’t been downloaded more.


  4. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean people who do have poor taste in music. Different strokes for different folks.

  5. people, really, what’s your problems? could you please stop flaming the song? most people i know who like(d) the song don’t/didn’t like it because they think it’s great music. it’s a catchy song, it’s fun, and you can sing along and act crazy to it. not all the music you listen to has to be the best. just because someone listens to hollaback girl doesn’t mean they don’t have ‘good taste in music’, whatever that means, it may just shows that they’re open minded in what they listen to and don’t believe that every song recorded has to be a masterpiece to be worth listening to. stop the hate!!! =P

  6. it’s one thing to say “i hate the song” but to generalized that “people who listens to this song have the worst taste in music” just proves that you’re a music snob. anything that’s on the top chart is probably the worst chart for you. you also might choose songs that people never heard of and labels it as good music because it is rare which makes it the greatest music ever. who are you to judge others taste in music? get real.

  7. So more than 1 million people have bad taste in music, according to the nay-sayers?
    Not EVERYONE who liked this song bought the download. Some bought the CD, some the CDingle, and others like it, but didn’t buy it in any form. That’s a lot of people!

  8. All the people who are passing judgment on the 1,000,000+ people who downloaded ‘Hollaback Girl’ should post what they consider to be great music…bet you guys are listening to some dogs as well.

  9. I think this has been in the iTunes top ten for like 4 months now.

    She was okay in “Southside” with Moby… other than that, I don’t care for her. Not even the No Doubt stuff.

  10. you have to think of a couple of things here.

    it’s the perfect pep rally song.

    who do you think downloads the most music, even from itunes?


  11. hey you gwen haters. She rocks the house and will always be the best. I like hollaback Girl but Crash is my favorite or What You Waiting For. I love you Gwen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. How do u listen 2 the song?!!!!How do you download music off this site i have looked at about 50 websites to download music and i had to pay 4 all of them!!!!!! please help….PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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