Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend

November 28, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I know you all have been waiting for me to review this music video, purely because of the amount of YouTube hits it has received. It currently has just over 169 million hits, and is currently the most watched video on YouTube.

I have been a fan of Avril since she first hit the music industry, but you already knew that from my previous Avril Lavigne posts. She recently returned to music but didn't do as well as she predicted. However she felt she needed to release "Goodbye Lullaby" because it was very emotional and personal for her. She is currently working on her fifth studio album which will see her return to her pop sound, apparently.

The song was written by Avril Lavigne and Dr. Luke, proving that such a collaboration definitely gives her the credibility she so deserves. The song made very high chart positions in a number of countries and she managed to get number one in more than 10 different countries. Unfortunately it missed out on the UK chart and only got to number two. At the time a charity single was at number one and never moved from the top spot. Preventing Avril from getting her first ever number one. At this current moment, she has still never reached that important top spot. The song is incredibly catchy and it's probably one of her signature songs, especially with that amount of YouTube hits.

The music video is really good, and it's really clever what they have done, and I reckon Avril enjoyed filming it. In this video she plays two different girls, one who has a boyfriend, but seems really needy, and the other girl is a rocker chick who will go out and get whatever she wants. In this she wants the other girl's boyfriend.

My favourite bit is the choreography that Avril pulls off, she does it so easily, and although they are purely simple dance scenes, there's something about them that makes them stand out. There are also a lot of fun bits in the music video, such as the miniature golf scene which was hilarious, and I love the scene near the end, I would be really interested in how they went about filming certain parts.

The boyfriend, for people who want to know, is played by Bryan McMullin. Also Evan Taubenfeld once again appears along with Avril's brother Max Lavigne. I'm interested if Avril will ever make another music video as good as this one, purely because of the amount of YouTube hits, will she manage that? Or will this music video always be the one to try and beat?

Overall, I love the song and it's music video fits in perfectly. I like the video, and I think everyone does, it fits in with the song and has the perfect storyline, that makes sense. You can't help but laugh at some of the scenes in the music video, and I wonder if Avril will ever make a video as good as this?
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