I think it really is one of the best songs ever. The production is overloaded and cluttered, but it’s all so lock-stepped in that 4/4 “electro-clash” way that it doesn’t sound overdone. The keyboards are beautiful and buzzy and they sound ominous and epic, but they're contrasted with a tappy-happy hi-hat.
And then you’ve got Gwen Stefani, who is thoroughly annoying but can REALLY sing. Fun and thoughtful lyrics delivered staccato-style. Yips and hoots and orgasmic breathiness. The song is, basically, an over-emotional “GAH!” with an ugly glacial beat. And it works. Even when she’s obsessing about Japan during the middle.
I love this song and cannot get sick of it. It always makes me feel strong, fun, and ready to frolic.
"Life is short, you're capable."