Wind It Up (Gwen Stefani song)

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"Wind It Up"
Single by Gwen Stefani
from the album The Sweet Escape
ReleasedOctober 31, 2006 (2006-10-31)
Format
Recorded2005
Genre
Length3:09
LabelInterscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Gwen Stefani singles chronology
"Crash"
(2006)
"Wind It Up"
(2006)
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)
"Crash"
(2006)
"Wind It Up"
(2006)
"The Sweet Escape"
(2006)

"Wind It Up" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani. It was released on October 31, 2006 as the lead single from Stefani's second studio album "The Sweet Escape". The song contains a sample from "The Lonely Goatherd" which was originally from The Sound of Music.

Background and writing[change | change source]

In July 2005, Stefani began writing and recording material with Pharrell Williams in Miami, Florida for her album.[1][2]

Reviews[change | change source]

Many music critics did not like the yodeling that was featured in the song.[3][4][5]

Stefani later said about the song:

I knew some people wouldn't get it but I think I am enough down the line to not care. The people that did get it are Sound Of Music fans and really got a lot of pleasure from it. I still think it's brilliant and I stand by it. Why can't you do something weird for a while? These songs are all about having fun, silly records that are to be enjoyed and not taken too seriously.

— Gwen Stefani, The Sun[6]

Track listings[change | change source]

  • UK, German, and Australian CD single[7][8][9]
  1. "Wind It Up" (Main Mix) – 3:11
  2. "Wind It Up" (Original Neptunes Mix) – 3:08
  • German CD maxi single[10]
  1. "Wind It Up" (Main Mix) – 3:11
  2. "Wind It Up" (Original Neptunes Mix) – 3:08
  3. "Wind It Up" (Instrumental Mix) – 3:02
  4. "Wind It Up" (video) – 3:11
A1. "Wind It Up" (Main Mix) – 3:11
A2. "Wind It Up" (Original Neptunes Mix) – 3:08
B1. "Wind It Up" (Instrumental Main Mix) – 3:11
B2. "Wind It Up" (Instrumental Neptunes Mix) – 3:10

Credits and personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Sweet Escape.[12]

Charts[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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