10 Timeless AVRIL LAVIGNE Songs We Rocked Out To
Ever since Avril Lavigne broke into the limelight with her punk-rock music and badassery, no one has been able to resist the Canadian hitmaker's hardcore demeanor. It's safe to assume that one of Avril's songs became our anthem at one point in our lives. And so ahead of our angst princess' new music release this September 19, we've rounded up 10 of her most popular songs that gave us major feels. Just like her beauty, these songs have proven themselves timeless:
In 2007, The Rubinoos filed a lawsuit against Avril over Girlfriend lyrics that happened to be similar to the song, I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend, that the American pop band recorded from the '70s. Regardless, the music video for Girlfriend is the most popular song in the Canadian's official YouTube page with more than 443 million hits.
When You're Gone
You'll be left in a puddle of tears from watching (or even just listening) to the song's music video. The message and emotion portrayed in the song fit the track's visuals so well. The pains of a soldier leaving his family for war, two youngsters in a forbidden love and an old man who has lost his wife—it's just too much!
What The Hell
What The Hell is the first single to her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, released in 2011. The Max Martin-produced music video shows Avril messing around with the guy he's with. It's basically a profession of the singer's freedom after her split with first husband, Deryck Whibley.
Here's To Never Growing Up
"Say, won't you say "forever" / Stay, if you stay forever / Hey, we can stay forever young," sings Avril in an ode to never grow up. Well, she really doesn't look like she's aging so that's not gonna be a problem for her. Avril co-wrote the song with then-future husband Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.
Avril was only 17 when Complicated—her debut single—dominated radio waves. The song was nominated at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and won Song of the Year.
My Happy Ending
In it, she sings of failed relationships. So much for a happy ending, eh? What a Debbie Downer.
Another song that earned her a nomination at the Grammy's for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance is Sk8r Boi. It is believed that Avril is the "skater boy" and hid herself by using the opposite gender.
I'm With You
Avril's third single and the first ballad off her debut album, Let Go. This track tells the story of Avril wanting to lend a hand to someone/anyone needing help. She also stripped down all her walls to give her fans an intense track.
Wish You Were Here
This song is damn, damn, daaaamn great. In it, she wasn't able to hold back her tears and showed raw emotions. Wish You Were Here is a hymn about missing somebody. She knows everyone goes through this!
Avril goes on a journey to collect pieces of a broken heart. In an alternate dimension, specifically the studio, she rocks to the song in a red guitar and bright green locks. Our punk princess sure knows how to spice things up.