Avril Lavigne: The Pop Punk Princess And Her Top 10 Songs

Avril Lavigne crowning herself on International Women's Day
Avril Lavigne crowning herself on International Women's Day( Source : instagram )

Avril Lavigne top 10 songs are 1. Complicated 2. Sk8er Boi 3. Girlfriend and more. She has produced countless hits since debuting her career at 17.

Born Avril Ramona Lavinge, she is a Canadian singer and songwriter born on September 27, 1984, in Belleville, Ontario.

She had her breakthrough following the release of her first studio album Let Go in 2002, which was the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist. Likewise, it spawned hit singles like "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi".

Her debut album emphasized a skate punk persona, a subgenre of punk rock, which earned her the title "Pop-Punk Queen" from journalists and critics.

The singer has received many accolades throughout her prolific career, some notable ones include seven ASCAP Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, and also 8 Grammy nominations.

Avril Lavigne Top 10 Songs

Song NameRelease Date:
ComplicatedMarch 11, 2002
Sk8er BoiSeptember 9, 2002
GirlfriendFebruary 27, 2007
What the HellJanuary 10, 2011
I'm With YouNovember 8, 2002
Here's to Never Growing UpApril 9, 2013
When You're GoneJune 19, 2007
My Happy EndingJune 14, 2004
Wish You Were HereSeptember 9, 2011
Keep Holding OnNovember 27, 2006

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10. Keep Holding On

Record LabelRCA Records
Spotify Plays103,421,618

Keep Holding On is one of Avril Lavinge hits from her 2007 studio album The Best Damn Thing. It was the last track from the album, released in September 2011.

Written by Avril alongside Lukasz and Gottwald, in the song Avril expresses to the listener that they're not alone and they'll make it through the hardships together.

The pop song received positive reviews from the critics, charting at number 17 on Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on US Adult Top 40.

The track earned Platinum certification from the RIAA on January 31, 2008, and has currently sold more than 1.6 million copies in the United States.

Keep Holding On was used as a soundtrack for the 2006 fantasy film Eragon, and was later shortlisted at the 79th Academy Awards for "Best Original Song".

9. Wish You Were Here

Record LabelRCA Records
Spotify Plays128,453,139

Wish You Were Here is the third and final single from the list of Avril Lavigne songs from her 2011 album Goodbye Lullaby.

The song was written by Avril, Max Martin, and Shellback. It is one of the several tracks in which the artist shares her vulnerable side with the audience.

Prior to its release as a single, the song peaked in the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the 99th spot. However, it re-entered the Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 65 on its second attempt and has since sold 500,000 units of digital copies solely in the US.

The official music video, directed by Dave Meyers, premiered on Youtube on September 9, 2011. It has gained mixed to positive reviews from critics, praising her portrayal of dark emotions.

8. My Happy Ending

Record LabelArtista Records and RCA Records
Spotify Plays179,100,080

My Happy Ending is one of Avril Lavigne best songs from her 2004 album Under My Skin. It is the second promotional single from the album.

The grunge song was released in June 2004 and has received favorable reviews from critics.

The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 10 chart. It earned Gold certification from RIAA within 5 months of its release and currently has sold 1.2 million digital copies in the US.

My Happy Ending also saw its presence on the top 10 spots of many countries' Singles Chart including Australia, the UK, Canada, Scotland, and more.

The song has received many accolades, some notable ones being ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and BMI Pop Music Awards amongst many others.

7. When You're Gone

Record LabelRCA Records
Spotify Plays196,093,829

Avril Lavigne Songs List from her third studio album The Best Damn Thing includes the hit single When You're Gone released in June 2007.

Lyrically, Avril wanted to make the song universal so it could apply to everyone. It speaks about being with someone you love, and when the day comes to say goodbye, you'll miss every little detail about them.

The song debuted at No. 99 on Billboard Hot 100 on May 5, 2007. It later re-entered the charts and peaked at number 24. It sold 1,290,000 copies in the US and is certified Gold by the RIAA.

The single performed well in other country charts reaching No. 3 on UK Single Chart, No. 8 on the Canadian charts, and finished at number 4 on the European Hot 100 chart.

The song accompanying the music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, portrays relationships of three different age groups. As of this writing, the song has gained 508,969,705 views and 2.5 million likes.

6. Here's To Never Growing Up

Record LabelEpic Records
Spotify Plays198,468,549

Here's to Never Growing Up is the best of Avril Lavigne songs from her self-titled studio album which was released in 2013.

The lead single depicts the lifestyle of teenagers who want to be able to do adult things like drinking and partying but refrain from dealing with the consequences afterward.

The song achieved success in the US, peaking at number 20 on Billboard Hot 100, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA for recording 1.3 million sales.

As for the official music video directed by Robert Hales, it features Avril and her band performing at the school prom which draws a close resemblance to the music video of her 2002 hit "Complicated"

5. I'm with You


I'm with You is the third single and fourth track from Avril's 2002 album Let Go. It was written by Avril alongside Lauren Christy and Scott Spock.

This rock ballad drew inspiration from Avril's past life when she was single and surrounded by feelings of loneliness.

It is Avril's third-best charting song on Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 4 on February 1, 2003. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA for recording 1 million sales in the US.

I'm With You was Avril's second single to be nominated for the Grammy in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2004.

The official music video, directed by David LaChapelle, depicts a lonely Lavigne trying to find someone, while her band members are playing alone in the streets.

4. What The Hell

Record LabelRCA Records
Spotify Plays319,938,421

Avril Lavigne 2011 studio album Goodbye Lullaby includes the lead single What the Hell.

Written in collaboration with Max Martin and Shellback, Lavigne describes the song as a "broad message about personal freedom" whereas some critics have interpreted the lyrics in their own ways.

The song has been categorized as bubblegum pop-punk and synthpop, and has been compared to her chart-topping single "Girlfriend".

Making its Billboard Hot 100 debut on January 19, 2011, at number 13, the song sold 166,000 digital copies in its initial week. It peaked on the chart in the fifth week at number 11 and has sold 2.1 million copies in the US.

The official music video features Lavigne lying in bed with her lover, which has gained over 373,606,150 views and 2.2 million likes on YouTube as of now.

3. Girlfriend

Record LabelRCA Records and Columbia Records
Spotify Plays363,085,080

Girlfriend is Avril Lavigne best charting song on US Billboard Hot 100, which peaked at number 1 for one week.

Avril wrote the song alongside Lukasz Gottwald as the lead single for her 2007 third studio album The Best Damn Thing.

She reportedly wrote the lyrics while she was drunk and it revolves around the protagonist having a crush on a man who was taken by an unworthy partner.

Girlfriend was one of the top-selling albums of 2007, recording over 7.3 million sales worldwide. It has received Platinum status in six different countries including the United States, where it sold 3.8 million copies.

Released in February 2007, the song has broken numerous records and received multiple accolades which it won 15 out of 30 awards it was nominated for with some notable ones being Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and more.

2. Sk8er Boi

Record LabelArista Records
Spotify Plays450,045,070

Sk8er Boi is one of Avril Lavinge greatest hits from her debut studio album Let Go. The song was written by Avril in collaboration with the Matrix.

It is Avril's second single, which was a follow-up to her hit "Complicated", that featured elements of punk rock, pop-punk, power pop, and alt-pop.

Lyrically, the song revolves around a skater boy and a girl he liked in high school who rejected him because claiming he was some hippie while she did ballet.

The song was a commercial success, topping many charts worldwide, and also peaking at number 10 on Billboard Hot 100. It was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.

The single garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 45 Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and has won several accolades including Teen Choice Awards.

1. Complicated

Record LabelArista Records
Spotify Plays654,003,490

Topping the list of all of Avril Lavinge Songs is Complicated. The song solidifies its place as the best Avril song of all time for various reasons.

Recorded as the debut and lead single from the singer's debut studio album Let Go, this song brought Avril to the mainstream and is the primary reason most teenagers saw her as their celebrity crush.

The song speaks about the problems that arise when you "put on a face" so you just need to be honest with yourself and enjoy life.

Although it received unprecedented attention from the media and people, it never topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts, peaking at number two. However, it did manage to spend sixteen weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.

As for its accolades, the song has won 17 different awards and received two Grammy nominations for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2003.

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