2. "Don't Speak," No Doubt (1995)
"Don't Speak" is not only one of No Doubt's best, it is also one of the most incredible rock ballads of the Nineties. Stefani is intoxicatingly dramatic ("I can see us dying/Are we?") on the iconic song that tackled the end of a seven-year relationship with No Doubt's bassist Tony Kanal. The song was written before the band blasted into fame with Tragic Kingdom, so by the time the single and video came out, it encompassed a new meaning: The video was an intimate look at band tension as Stefani becomes the focal point during shows and photoshoots as the group's lead singer.