Thursday, January 03, 2008

#24 Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend"

I still hate the plot parts of this music video, but at least there's dancing and choreographed handclapping.



Hey hey, you you
I don't like your girlfriend
No way, no way
I think you need a new one

Avril, aided by Dr. Luke, finally creates a song to rival the rush and fun of "Sk8er Boi," and not only does she rival it, she surpasses it. A (Toni Basil's) "Mickey" for the '00s, the song is a total sugar rush, all chants and handclaps and CATCHINESS. It's pure undiluted infectious fun, with every element perfectly tailored towards that end but still somehow managing to seem perfectly spontaneous. I'm shocked something this pop and this upbeatly fun (and this in-your-face about it) could go to #1 in the U.S., but I shouldn't be--it's almost impossible to resist, and really, why would you want to?

Find it on: The Best Damn Thing

10 comments:

Troy said...

Noo!!! Not Avril!!! Ugh... I simply cannot stand Avril... blech...

But since you have so many other great songs on your countdown I'll overlook this one ;)

paul @ www.thezapping.com said...

Oh troy - you may be disappointed to learn i love this song, though am not an avril fan in particular. Still this was a great sugary confection of pop and i loved/love it. Those bloody hair extensions though? Perfectly dreadful. And Blake ~ what can i say that has not already been said? I adore him, and i think i like him even more because America has rejected him. Come to england blakeypoos where we will sort out your weird fashions and embrace you. Literally in my case!

Adem With An E said...

You know, I've gone from loving, to hating, back to loving this song and am finally at peace with the fact that I really enjoy it. The handclapping is beyond sensational, pity the album was a boring mess though.

Troy said...

I think if I put aside my hate for Avril I would really like the song too... If anyone else had sung It it probably would have been on my countdown as well... I mean who doesnt love a hand clap!

madforsadler said...

wow- this was such a great song. I think I loved it a little too much, as I went out and got the Worldwide single, with the chorus in 7 different languages. it was just that good.

Poster Girl said...

Ha ha, Troy, I understand! I was actually even more surprised at her success, because who will actually say they like Avril/her music nowadays? I don't know many people that would. And yes, handclaps always equal added bonus points for a song ;)

Maybe he'll be accepted somewhere...I can hope! I still don't think I've yet listened to a full Avril album, but this was a great single.

Is it? That's a shame! The handclapping is indeed a-maz-ing!

Ha ha, that's great! It really is a great song, too--probably in any language ;)

Michaell said...

Avril's such an annoying and really full of herself poser fool + she' a song stealer and can't dance worth a hell
+ plus what she once said about Katrina's tragedy

can't stand that skank nowhere

Poster Girl said...

I do know a lot of people that agree with you! I love this song though, so I'm willing to look past that.

Michaell said...

and the fucking problem is I also like this song, as well as 'hot' (which Avril is not) and 'when you're gone' lol

Anonymous said...

I think Avril is awesomely hot and i wish she was my girl friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!