Sk8er Boi Avril Lavigne
Song Title: Sk8er Boi
Artist: Avril Lavigne
Date of release: 27 August 2002
Description: ” Sk8er Boi ” is by Avril Lavigne, the French-Canadian singer-songwriter. The song was written by Avril along with the pop music writing and production team known as The Matrix, who also produced the track.
The song is written in a style of a mixture of pop and punk and tells the story of the singers rocker boyfriend and a girl from high school he know who rejected him due to class, or perceived class.
” Sk8er Boi ” was a commercial success with top ten chart positions in more than ten countries including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The song also reached number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100, gifting Avril with her second top ten in the US.
She also scored a further number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 with sales 755,000 digital copies as of July 2013.
Success also followed in the United Kingdom with the song reaching number eight on December 28 2002.
The video is directed by Francis Lawrence, the Austrian-born American film director. It shows Avril singing at a street concert in Los Angeles with a crowd dancing around her. Police cars and a helicopter turn up to stop the concert, Avril uses her guitar to smash a car windscreen.
She then throws her guitar into the road and looking up at the helicopter sees the single’s logo written on the bottom.
Along with enjoying commercial success with ” Sk8er Boi “, the song was nominated and won numerous awards.
At the 2003 Grammy Awards Avril had five nominations which included Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single “Sk8er Boi”. Unfortunately Sheryl Crow pipped her to the post with “Steve McQueen”.
However ” Sk8er Boi ” did go on to win “Favorite Song” at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2003 and “Choice Music Single” at the Teen Choice Awards in 2003 and “Best Pop Song” at “Socan Awards.
Avril Lavigne has sung the song in all her concerts since “Try to Shut Me Up Tour” the first back in 2003-2004.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 10
UK Highest Chart Position: 8
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Austria Top 40) 7, Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 7, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 23, Canada 29, Denmark (Tracklisten) 11, European Hot 100 Singles 9, France (SNEP) 28, Germany (Official German Charts) 18, Ireland (IRMA) 3, Italy (FIMI) 8, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 14, Scottish Singles Chart 7, Sweden Sverigetopplistan) 12, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 17
Official Website: Avrillavigne.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/avrillavigne
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/AvrilLavigne