Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Norm over at The Only Constant Is Change had a post (Infectious Melodies ) yesterday that started my mind spinning again. I get songs stuck in my melon all the time. Most recently was Avril Lavine's Girlfriend. Yes it's so well embedded that I catch myself singing "Hey, Hey, You, You, I could be your girlfriend." Around the house it's not so bad but I've done it during weekend drill with the Oregon National Guard. Yeah....I'm doing something and I look up to see all my Army buddies looking at me with a "WTF" look on their faces.

Now here is the thing. I like Avril Lavine. She sings fun songs. I like that. Plus she is extremely boinkable. With all that said here it is....

My top 5 Avril Lavine songs.

This song is funny. The reason it is number 5 is that the repetitive hook always grabs me and doesn't let go for a week. From Avril's third album, "The Best Damn Thing" (2007) "Girlfriend" is Lavine's biggest hit in the United States, where it reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Wikipedia has this:
Because of digital download sales in excess of 122,000, the song debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, the highest debut of her career. Afterwards it became Lavigne's first song to reach number one on the Hot 100, in the issue dated May 5, 2007; her previous highest peak on the chart was with 2002's "Complicated", which reached number two. It remained in the top ten for eighteen weeks, and has since been downloaded over 2.6 million times.

The music video is Number one on Youtube.

My Happy Ending
Not sure why I like this song but I do. I think it's because I like her voice. She's not the same thing you hear from other chick bands. (Yes she is similar to Alanis Morissette.)

From Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin (2004). While only peaking at number 9 "My Happy Ending" is Avril's third most successful single.

A cover/duet of The Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris", performed with The Goo Goo Dolls lead singer and lyricist John Rzeznik at the Fashion Rocks concert in 2004. My favorite Song by The Goo Goo Dolls sung by my favorite, to much mascara wearing, pop waif.

Sk8er Boi
The first song I heard By Avril Lavine. It is also the first song of hers that wormed its way into my head and stuck. Leaving me singing or humming the chorus for weeks. I wish I could find a better version rather than this live one. "Sk8ter Boi" is the second single from the 2002 album Let Go, released on 4 June 2002 in the United States.

The first single from 2002's album Let Go. "Complicated" hit number two on Billboard Hot 100. Spent 16 consecutive weeks in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and 13 weeks in the Top Five. "Complicated" also ranked at number 197 in Blender magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" (beaten by MC Hammer's 1990 song "U Can't Touch This" but thankfully beating out The Bayside Boys remix of Los Del Rio's "Macarena")

I really like the main melody. The lyrics are good, and the chorus is catchy.
Now it had to be my number one due to the Weird Al Cover "A Complicated Song", because you know its a great song when Weird Al Covers it. (Well except for James Blunt's Your Beautiful. The cover is great but the original was WAY overplayed.)

As one of my favorite Radio Talk DJ's on 970am out of Portland, OR....
Don't let the bastards grind ya down



  1. Hey! Thanks for the shout out! Yeah, I find Avril hot too but she's about the same age as my daughter. Clang!
    Has a bunch of great tunes happening as well which you did a good job of rating.

  2. Ouch. I can see where that could be a problem. It's kinda sad actually. My tastes haven't changed. You would think as I got older I would like progressively older women to match my age. Nope. I still like em in there early 20's. I'm gonna be an 80 year old perv. (sigh)