Avril Lavigne decided to take a different musical direction with The Best Damn Thing album. The whole album is more pop oriented than rock. By 2007, Avril Lavigne became an international pop sensation sellout across the globe by having decided to go the pop route. This album is more girly and cheery than her 2 previous albums prior to this one. The album tackles subjects such as dating and relationships which is what she did on her last album Under My Skin. The Best Damn Thing showcased the more feminine side of Avril.
The Best Damn Thing is the title track and lead single that is a cheerleader pop song about how Avril Lavigne is “the best damn thing” your eyes will have ever seen toward any man out there willing to be her boyfriend. It is a pop oriented song. Avril Lavigne definitely went all out with this song. It’s painfully obvious she went the sellout route here. Avril Lavigne can create a scene as she is a scene. She’s a drama queen. She’s the best damn thing that your eyes have ever seen! Like it or not.
The Best Damn Thing” was released as the final single on June 21, 2008. The song charted at #7 on the US Billboard Charts under the Hot 100 Singles chart. The song would later peaked at #95 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. However The Best Damn Thing didn’t perform as well commercially as some of her previous singles. Oh the irony.
Apparently a guy not getting the door for her really gets on her last nerves as evidenced in He Wasn’t from the Under My Skin album and on Verse 1 for this song.
I hate it when a guy doesn’t get the door
Even though I told him yesterday and the day before
I hate it when a guy doesn’t get the tab
And I have to pull my money out and that looks bad, yeah
Now Verse 2 is where Avril starts to get awkward and quite disturbing. Does this really need an explanation? She is talking about being on her period for fucks sake.
I hate it when a guy doesn’t understand
Why a certain time of month I don’t wanna hold his hand (uh-uh)
Now the bridge sung in a cheer the way cheerleaders performs their cheers and chants at pep rallies & sporting events. Now this is where the song becomes even more cheery. Oh joy.
Give me an A (always give me what I want)
Give me a V (be very, very good to me)
R (are you gonna treat me right?)
I (I can put up a fight)
Give me an L (let me hear you scream loud)
(Let me hear you scream loud)
One, two, three, four!
You won’t get rid of her never.
Where are the hopes? Where are the dreams? Her Cinderella story scene? You’re not gonna get any better. You will never get rid of Avril ever.
I Can Do Better is someone getting over someone whether it be a friend, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, significant other, or a certain crush. Whatever the case, this song certainly is rubbing it in their faces you can and will find someone to treat you the way you deserve to be treated. That you will find someone better. It’s basically that.
It is evident and painfully obvious that Avril is tired of this shit. So don’t ask why and don’t deny it.
I’m sick of this shit, don’t deny
You’re a waste of time
I’m sick of this shit, don’t ask why
Hot is a “burlesque” pop rock ballad where Avril sings away her feelings about her boyfriend. This boyfriend of hers makes her “hot”. It’s so ridiculous.
Avril wants to lock her boyfriend up in her closet where no one’s around. She wants to drive him into the corner and kiss him without a sound. She wants things to stay this way forever. Avril tells her boyfriend, “You’re so good to me, baby, baby.” Her boyfriend makes her so hot. It’s so ridiculous, She can barely stop and she can hardly breathe.
Avril plans to show her boyfriend all the places he has never been. She can truly make him feel all better. Ooh la la. Avril asks her boyfriend to kiss her gently. And to hold her and never let go. She can barely stop. They will do this again and again all night. She will let him do anything he wants.
Avril proved to us how she was the princess of punk pop in 2007 with her smash trailblazing hit Girlfriend. She used a fusion of punk rock and pop in the song. She proved to us that she was and is the motherfuckin’ princess. The motherfuckin’ punk pop princess.
Here is the synopsis of Girlfriend. Avril talks about liking a man who is in love with another woman who is an unworthy partner. Avril doesn’t not like his current girlfriend as Avril believes she is an unworthy partner. Avril things he needs a new girlfriend as she does not like his current girlfriend. She wants to be his girlfriend. Avril is aware that he likes her. You know it’s not a secret.
Avril thinks about him all the time. He’s so addictive and delicious. He’s so fine. Don’t pretend he’s not. And hell yeah, Avril Lavigne is the motherfuckin’ princess. The motherfuckin’ punk pop princess.
He could do so much better with Avril in her life. She’s like so whatever. And that’s what everyone’s talkin’ about. Avril sees the way he looks at her. She knows he talks about her all the time again and again. Avril is damn precious. Don’t deny it. He clearly thinks of her.
Everything Back But You is about how Avril is glad to have broken up and separated from her lover over a note left on a postcard. She wants everything back but him.
Today was the worst day. Avril went through hell. She wishes she could remove it from her mind. It’s been 2 months since she separated from her lover. Avril thought that everything was gonna be just fine. But that isn’t/wasn’t the case though.
Something wasn’t quite right regarding/about the postcard that he wrote with a stupid little note. Something wasn’t quite right about it at all. The scent which came from him smelt like cheap perfume and didn’t smell like him There is no way he can get around it because he wrote, “I wish you were her” and left out the “E”. He left without Avril. And now he is somewhere out there with a bitch who could display the personality of a psychopath or is a total slut. Who knows. Why are guys so lame? Avril hates him now. She wants everything she gave to him back. She wants everything back but him.
Her friends tried to tell her all along that he wasn’t the right boyfriend for her. They told her to be strong. Now he is losing Avril because he wrote, “I wish you were her” and left out the “E”. Something wasn’t quite right about it.
I rate this album 4/5****!