Spiderwebs was a hit by No Doubt. It was one of their first songs. Their song was about a girl who had to escape her obsessed admirer. The song also inspired a popular answering machine message.
A music video was released for the song. In the music video, the band played in a Japanese setting. The music video was directed by Marcus Nispel. Gwen Stefani designed her own wardrobe for the song. She also performed the song in live appearances.
This song did not reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it was a commercial hit in Canada and Sweden. After it was released, the song received positive reviews from critics. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It was also a top twenty hit in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia.
Since its release, Spiderwebs has been performed by Gwen Stefani in several live shows. In the Just a Girl concert residency, Gwen Stefani performed the song solo. She has also performed the song in Japan and China.