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This weekend on 92.9 we're bringing you the top 10 Avril Lavigne songs

10. What the hell

Goodbye Lullaby (2011)

According to Lavigne, she wrote What The Hell as her "personal message for freedom"

9. Nobody's Home

Under My Skin (2004)

"Nobody's Home" peaked lower in most countries than some of Lavigne's previous singles but managed to gain some respectable chart positions. The song was very close to reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, but it only managed to peak at No. 41. It charted better in the UK and Australia, reaching No. 24 in both countries; it was her lowest-charting UK single before "Hot" charted in 2007 and peaked only at No. 30.

8. Hot

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

The song was a commercial disappointment in the United States, only debuting and peaking at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and fell off the chart the following week, becoming Avril's second weakest single in the U.S. to date. As of July 2013, "Hot" had sold 490,000 digital copies in the US. However, in Canada, the song proved to be successful, debuting at number 87 and peaking at number 10, remaining in its peak position for three consecutive weeks.

7. Head Above Water

Head Above Water (2018)

On September 6, Lavigne posted a lengthy letter to her fans on her website detailing her struggle with Lyme disease in the past few years and how she overcame it. This also included a release date for "Head Above Water". She wrote on the letter about the song "I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe. Praying to God for Him to help me just keep my head above the water. To help me see through the stormy weather."

6. Here's to never growing up

Avril Lavigne (2013)

Lavigne said, "I wanted to write something fun and summery. It's about being young, wanting to be young forever, living in the moment and having a blast". Talking about the song's conception to 4Music, Lavigne revealed that she missed her high school prom so much, and that was the reason why she wrote "Here's To Never Growing Up". She said, "When I was writing it, I was thinking about being younger – I’m still in my 20s, but you know, like high school – and with my 20s being in music and everything, I love the concept of 'simply prom' for the video"

6. When you're gone

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

Avril Lavigne has said the song "is about being with someone you love, and you have to say goodbye, and all the little things you miss about them". The song may have been inspired by Lavigne's then-husband, Deryck Whibley,

4. My Happy Ending

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

Lavigne said of the video for My Happy Ending: "It's about a relationship that doesn't work out, and having to say goodbye to all of the memories and... all that stuff." When asked if the video for "My Happy Ending" actually contains a happy ending, Lavigne said: "I don't know if the video has a happy ending. It kind of depends on how you look at it? In one way, it is because me and 'the guy' in the video aren't together anymore, and I think that's a better thing."

3. Sk8ter Boi

Let go (2002)

Probably one of the most iconic songs from Avril! "Sk8er Boi" was nominated and won many awards. In the 2003 Grammy Awards edition, Lavigne received 5 nominations, including Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Sk8er Boi", but lost it to Sheryl Crow's "Steve McQueen". The song won "Favorite Song" at the 2003 Kids' Choice Awards, "Choice Music Single" at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards and "Best Pop Song" at "Socan Awards.

2. Complicated

Let go (2002)

"Complicated" peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed for 31 weeks on the chart. As of September 2015 "Complicated" has sold 1.1 million digital copies in the US and over 3 million copies worldwide. Billboard ranked it at No. 83 of the 'Top 100 Singles of the Decade'.

The Canadian single of "Complicated" has shipped over 100,000 copies in Canada, where the song has been awarded the gold and platinum single certifications by the CRIA for, respectively, shipments of at least 50,000 and 100,000 singles shipped. The single was certified 2× Platinum in Australia.

  1. Girlfriend

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

The song's success made it a mainstay of pop music in the late 2000s. "Girlfriend" was certified multi-platinum in Australia and the United States. It was among the top-selling songs of 2007, with over 7.3 million worldwide sales. In 2008, the song became the most viewed video on YouTube, and was the first video on the site to reach 100 million views!


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