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Best of Avril Lavigne

Skater Punk Princess Hits

Avril Lavigne entered the music industry in 2003 as a "skater punk princess" with her loud upbeat pop hits.

Since then, she has reinvented herself and her music style, still topping singles on the charts. 

On the Billboard charts, Lavigne has had five top 10 hits, and 12 songs on the charts.

Here's a look at the best of Avril Lavigne songs.

'When You're Gone'

If you're looking for a song about being with someone you love and having to say goodbye, and to all the things you miss about them—this is your song. "When You're Gone" is a tearjerker, that topped radio charts in 2007. However, it is still one of Lavigne's best songs to date—a simple slow song, that brings a load of emotions.


The opening to "Girlfriend" draws just about any listener in. This pop-rock song definitely declared Lavigne as one of the biggest pop radio career. Though the lyrics are repetitive, it resembles a cheerleading rock routine. The song even became the number one pop hit around the world in 2007.


Anyone who hears the name 'Avril Lavigne' automatically think back to this debut single—the same song that launched Lavigne's career. Lavigne, in an interview, once described "Complicated" as a reaction to the artificial nature of modern society. "Complicated" earned two Grammy Award nominations including Song of the Year. It also introduced Lavigne to pop fans around the working, peaking at number two in the United States, and number three in the United Kingdom.

'Sk8r Boi'

"Sk8r Boi,"  Lavigne's second single from her debut album, achieved international success. The song tells the story from her point of view bout her boyfriend and a girl he once dated in high school. The girl rejected him because he was a skater; however, the boy gets the last laugh, winding up as a successful singer. This song earned Lavigne a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

'What The Hell'

"What The Hell" was Lavigne's first big radio hit in several years, back in 2011. Radio stations used this song as "Avril Lavigne is officially back." The perky upbeat pop tune, is a hint of seriousness that opens about about Lavigne's first marriage. It sat at number eight on the pop radio in 2011. 

'My Happy Ending'

Though it's a depressing song, "My Happy Ending" portrays a sour and cynical song about a breakup, yet catchy. In the lyrics, we see the breakup and Lavigne saying farewell to the ending they could have had.  The song became Lavigne's fourth top-ten pop hit. This is another Lavigne favorite.


"Hot" was Lavigne's third single from The Best Damn Thing, however was not the big hit it should have been. The bouncy beat and huge chorus can make just about anyone sing along. 

'Here's To Never Growing Up'

"Here's To Never Growing Up" was the first single at Lavigne's new record label, Epic. The song, which was co-written by her husband, Chad Koeger, of Nickelback, is a celebration son of remaining young. The song became Lavigne's eighth top 20 pop hit single. "Here's To Never Growing Up" is definitely a catchy tune you'll find yourself singing.

'Slipped Away'

This is another tearjerker. "Slipped Away" is about Lavigne's grandfather who passed away while she was on her 'Try to Shut Me Up' Tour. This is a definite must-listen to, and anyone who's lost someone can resonate with it.

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