Don't Speak is a track by the famous rock band No Doubt.
It was released in 1996. It is the third single from the band's third studio album, named Tragic Kingdom (1995).
The free Don’t speak piano sheet music was written by the vocalist Gwen Stefani and her brother, Eric Stefani, after her bandmate and her ex-boyfriend, Tony Kanal ended their seven-year relationship.
The song Don't Speak by No Doubt was produced by Matthew Wilder.
Don't Speak reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay for about 16 weeks.
Even if the record would be broken in 1998 by the Goo Goo Dolls' new song named Iris, the song stays in second place of songs with the most weeks at number one on the Hot 100 Airplay Chart.
Also, the song reached number one in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The single was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards.
The lyrics of the song have a deep meaning. In the first verse, she sings:
I really feel
That I'm losing my best friend
which basically means that after seven years of relationship, they were not just a couple, and he was not just her lover.
He was her best friend, and by that, the break-up would be even harder to cope with. That's very deep.
The song is sough-after, and by that, we can tell that the free Don’t speak piano sheets are very appreciated.
Don't Speak has been through several rewrites.
There is a live version from April 1994, which has an energetic tune.
Don’t speak was composed in the key of F minor. The original key is Eb major.
Don’t speak is scored for piano, vocal, and chords. Furthermore, a demo version was released on a demo CD.
Part of the song was performed on VH1 Storytellers on August 10, 2000. Don’t speak piano tabs are available online, so anyone can play the song.
The single was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1998 Grammy Awards and the music video won the award for Best Group Video.
Likewise, it was nominated for Video of the Year at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.
An alternate version of the video exposes just the live performance part. Both versions appear on the DVD The Videos 1992–2003.
The song was the most successful track of the band.