Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter most notable for her pop punk style and hits such as ‘Complicated‘, ‘Sk8r Boi‘ and ‘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).
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Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘What The Hell’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/what-the-hell/532457427?i=532458095
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There’s no doubt about it, Avril Lavigne‘s single, ‘Girlfriend’, was (and still is) a monster of a tune! It’s shocking to think that this song was released 10 years ago, this year, but it genuinely feels timeless.
The punchy guitar riffs, in-your-face vocals and sassy lyrics are the recipe for the perfect pop rock track which is probably one of the reasons it was such a massive global success. This song was so huge upon its release that the music video held the record for the most views on YouTube, worldwide, at one point. (If for any reason you’ve lived under a rock for the past decade and haven’t seen it, check out the music video below.)
What’s more, Avril Lavigne has announced that she is hoping to release some new music this year, after some time away due to ill health; it’ll certainly be a pleasure to have her back!
What are your thoughts of this epic tune? Does it bring back memories? Have you got a different, favourite Avril Lavigne song? Please share your thoughts or own #ThrowbackThursday song in a comment below or via our social media, using the hashtag.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘Girlfriend’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/girlfriend/id250724207?i=250724208