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Friday, April 08, 2011

Avril Lavigne Lines Up Another Max Martin Song For Her Next Single

Avril Lavigne's lead Goodbye Lullaby single "What The Hell" failed to crack the Top 10 on the Hot 100—and it got so close, scraping its way to #11 like a one-legged whore reaching for a nickel with her toes—but at least the song has sold steadily since its January release.

But now that the album has been out for over four weeks, it's time for another single. Two weeks ago on Twitter, Avril asked her flock of Gucci-punk worshipers if they preferred "Smile" or "Push" for her second release off Goodbye Lullaby. And according to Digital Spy, it looks like "Smile" won out.

In case you're not quite sick of Max Martin's Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Pink songs currently dominating the world right now, here's his Shellback co-production "Smile":

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  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    This should have been "Wish You Were Here." "Smile" has a good chorus (pretty effective, actually--more Max magic, I guess), but the verses are both forgettable and a little obnoxious. "Wish You Were Here" also has a chorus that punches above its verses' weight, but in the way you expect for a pop song: the verses are good, but the chorus is great. Plus, I think Avril's best chance at a hit is toning down the brattiness and going with something a little more ballad-y.

    Oh, and I just like "Wish You Were Here More," so I'd rather hear that on the radio.

  • At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Justin said…

    wasn't she supposed to be leaving the old Avril sound behind with this album? the track doesn't sound bad (or amazing), but it sounds just like her old stuff. girlfriend seriously needs to move on from the bratty persona.

  • At 8:39 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    Oh Lord, not Smile. I hate that song. I skip it every time I play her album. Enough with the Queen Brat persona and potty mouth.

    I'm a big Avril fan- I'd rate her as my favorite artist of the 00s, but this album is a little thin in the hit department. Worse- it's kind of a retread of older sounds. And where are the more mature lyrics, now that she's pushing 30? I really liked "Girlfriend" and assumed it was done tongue in cheek, but now I'm not so sure. She may simply have taken up residency on Vapid Avenue.

  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    "like a one-legged whore reaching for a nickel with her toes"

    oh. my. god.

  • At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Lucy said…

    There's no doubt, the dude is absolutely just.


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