#ThrowbackThursday: Avril Lavigne – ‘What The Hell’

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Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter most notable for her pop punk style and hits such as Complicated, Sk8r Boiand Girlfriend.

In January 2011 (already a decade ago!), Lavigne released her massive single, ‘What The Hell’. The single received critical acclaim with people comparing it to her monster hit, ‘Girlfriend’ for it’s pop punk catchiness.

The song features an iconic organ sound to start with before breaking out into chugging bass guitars and eventually a kick of distorted guitars and the singer’s trademark high-pitched, catchy vocals.

The song actually only ever reached Number 16 in the UK Charts but still received good rotation on radio and music channels alike.

The music video sees Lavigne in bed with her love interest before locking him in a closet and going out, stealing and destroying a taxi, playing basketball with some other men, all the while evading her love interest, who is chasing after her. Eventually she ends up performing at a venue and the video ends up with the couple back in bed. It’s a fun, quirky, typically Avril Lavigne video that’s well worth a watch (although the video is not great quality for some reason).

What are your thoughts of this track, 10 years on? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘What The Hell’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/what-the-hell/532457427?i=532458095

ThrowbackThursday: Simple Plan – ‘Jet Lag’ featuring Natasha Bedingfield

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Simple Plan released their collaborative single, ‘Jet Lag’, with Natasha Bedingfield back in 2011 (5 years ago), so it seems fitting to feature it this #ThrowbackThursday.

The song is powerful, catchy and incredibly well-written, with its harmonising duet vocals, hard-hitting guitars interesting lyrical theme. The video is interesting too and fits perfectly with the lyrics of the song.

This song is timeless and I still regularly have it on repeat; great song, brilliant band, excellent vibe. Play this one loud and rock out!

What do you think of this collaboration? Would you have chosen a different Simple Plan track? Please leave a comment below or talk to use via our social media accounts.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘Jet Lag’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jet-lag-feat.-natasha-bedingfield/id432446187?i=432446188