Hey guys, it's me again. I just want you to know that Magica has made 2 articles here, Avril Is Misunderstood and Something Avril Fans Should Realize. So I recommend reading there 2 articles. You will love it.
I didn't want to accept it myself or Magica, of course, and I know that no one else here will either, but I think Avril's days of huge success are over. She is no longer appreciated by the general public. I thought she might've made a big comeback with Goodbye Lullaby, but obviously that hasn't gone so well 3 years ago, even though both singles released so far are upbeat and catchy. I mean, in the early 2000s, Avril Lavigne was so huge during 2002. You know, Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I'm With You and even Losing Grip (even though it was less successful than her first 3 singles). Plus, Let Go sold more than 6 million copies in the USA and Canada by the end of 2002. By 2003, The Let Go era received 4 Grammy nominations at the 2003 Grammys. This is her biggest era to date in 2002 and 2003. But it didn't last very long. After 2003, the fad died out and Avril Lavigne's music pretty much disappeared before her second album Under My Skin released in 2004. In 2004, music public quickly moved on to other music like Britney Spears's Toxic, Usher's Yeah and Ashlee Simpson. But guess what happened? RCA butchered Arista's Under My Skin and sold less copies than Let Go in 2004. Avril's fad also quickly forget Under my Skin in 2004 because Avril's fad don't care about Under My Skin or later, The Best Damn Thing onwards when her fans were lost too in 2007. Here's why, RCA. If Arista is handles 2004's Under My Skin on its own instead helping with RCA, then Under My Skin should've done a better job. But no, RCA doesn't care about Under My Skin as 2004 music's popularity in the public prefers other 2004 music like Kelly Clarkson's Since U Been Gone over the Under My Skin era and He Wasn't (and its music video) was released only in the UK. RCA blew it. As I said, bad marketing killed Avril's music from 2004 onwards. Very lazy.
Apparently, 7 years later, as you all probably have noticed, the majority of the world would rather listen to Katy Perry's ET and Bruno Mars's Grenade and let's not forget Justin Bieber's Baby rather than Wish You Were Here. But don't get me wrong, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars were great additions to the music department. So if you like Katy Perry, I recommend listening to her songs like Roar and if you like Bruno Mars, I recommend checking out his songs like Locked Out Of Heaven. Justin Bieber on the other hand is the worst artist. I can't stand Justin Bieber. Why? Because he's annoying. Avoid Justin Bieber at all costs.
Had Goodbye Lullaby been released a 3 years ago, back when Avril was still well-known, it would have been much more successful. Why RCA and the radio stations haven't even tried to bring back her fame, which would also bring in money? I don't know, but I do know that the world of music has been taken over by Gaga and Kesha and Bieber and all them, and as hard as we've tried to fit Avril back in with them, it hasn't really worked. Music only wants mainstream populars like Britney Spears/Beyonce/Pink/Kelly Clarkson. I hate other artists like Eminem is better than Avril appearance. I want my Avril is awesome appearance back. The only way is inventions. Now, I'm not writing this for the purpose of bringing us all down or anything, but it's like our efforts are futile and it's just wasting our own time. I mean, just look at what happened at the MMVAs from 3 years ago. Avril fans totally busted themselves voting for her, and even though she won, MuchMusic said differently and completely ignored us. The thing is, that incident isn't going to be the last from 2011.
I guess my point is, that even though we probably aren't going to get her any more publicity by putting in extra effort, we can still support her in our own way, like on Fanpop, and know that she's still one of the most talented artists out there, whether the rest of the world sees it or not. I think we should just try and stay away from voting and all that, unless it's just for fun and won't be used for anything, because I can guarantee that the next award show Avril's on will do the same thing as the MMVAs. Who knows, maybe some miracle will happen and her next single/album will be hugely significant to the world. We'll just have to wait and see, but not get our hopes up too high.
Again, not trying to darken the mood.
With much respect,
Also, stop with the RCA on Avril Lavigne's music after 2002 like Goodbye Lullaby. Thank goodness, the RCA is over. But Epic Records killed her far superior music from last year like Rock N Roll by putting in bad promotions, Martin Johnson and explicit writing. This era would be a perfect time to get her number 1 singles back, but Epic Records blew it. Japan is not her target audience. What is Avril Lavigne's target audience? Everybody. Her audiences need American audiences. Otherwise, it'll fail.
It has come to my attention that the majority of the world will never accept Avril again (at least during this phase), all thanks to her song What the Hell. The second single shouldn't really help much either. Well, that's Magica's opinion. I know why none of Avril's 2010s singles like Here's To Never Growing Up peaked at number 1 at all. 2 things: RCA and Epic Records. I hate RCA and Epic Records. Why? Because RCA and Epic Records ruined Avril's discography from 2004-today. That's why. If Artisa it still around, then Arista should've done a better job keeping Avril on touch. But no, RCA and Epic Records held her music back. What The Hell, Smile, and Wish You Were Here should be her number 1 single comebacks, but RCA blew it. Here's To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll and Let Me Go should be her number 1 singles of 2013, but Epic Records blew it.
At first, I thought it was only people on Youtube who were being stubborn about the whole thing, but turns out it's everyone. So 3 years ago, according to the article, Avril Is Misunderstood, it seems that Magica was talking to a friend about music. So Magica and Magica's friends both agree that Lady Gaga is a creepy weirdo, and Kesha is trashy and annoying, and mainstream big names like Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Pink are way overrated and annoying. I have to agree on Magica, I'm sick or mainstream artists like Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. I want Avril Lavigne songs like My Happy Ending (her fourth number 1 single in the US) and Let Me Go. So Magica's friend was talking about how she doesn't like either of their attitudes, and this was coming from probably the most positive, optimistic person I know. Then people like Magica started ranting about how Lady Gaga tries way too hard to be unique, when all Avril Lavigne had to do was wear ties and baggy pants. Then a friend said she doesn't like Avril's attitude either, and how she shows how "trashy" she is with What The Hell, and even Girlfriend. Heck, even Under My Skin and it singles like Don't Tell Me were not popular either despite Under My Skin was a hit and fans loved the album thanks to RCA for butchering that Arista Records album from 2004. Nope, only the Let Go era and Girlfriend. That's it. Then of course, we tried explaining how she wasn't serious with the song and didn't even want to release it, but that didn't really go anywhere. This whole incident just showed me that, if someone as optimistic as her doesn't even like Avril because of that song, then no one else will, other than die-hard fans and mainstream addicts. (No offense to anyone who is...)
So, in case an anti-fan like that happens to come across this page, I want to clear a few things up. Avril was not serious with What the Hell. It was just a song she wrote for fun and didn't even plan on releasing. But of course, her label RCA forced her to. They wanted the entire album of Goodbye Lullaby to be another Best Damn Thing because that's what sells these days. Avril did not want this, however, so she put her foot down, and that caused some conflicts with her and RCA, hence, the year-long delay (plus the divorce). In the end, she had to compromise, and put a couple upbeat songs on the record (What The Hell and Smile), but the rest of the album is just like Let Go. I only wish she could've shown people that by releasing a deeper song as a second single...
That's another thing that frustrates me or Magica of course. The way the musical/mainstream industry works... they only play a single or two that's relatively new from an album, and they play it over and over and over again on the radio until it drives enough people mad. Because of this, most people either don't bother to look up Avril because they get enough of her one song on the radio, or they look her up only to listen to that song. It's such a shame that those people will never hear the brilliance of her unpopular songs like Who Knows, Remember When, Anything But Ordinary, etc. (Just listing random ones that come to mind.) or even her last year's songs (Here's To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll, Let Me Go). Avril Lavigne's music is perfect for recent generation of music listeners as well as fans and future generations to come. But the American music public blew it.
Even though everyone else complains about What The Hell being overplayed and whatnot, Magica actually only heard it once on the radio. Since Magica's family is obsessed with mainstream, so Magica forced to listen to it quite frequently, but instead of hearing Avril's songs, People hear Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and Taylor Swift crap that came out either before or around the same time after the Let Go era (Mostly Under my Skin from 10 year ago or of course, Goodbye Lullaby which came out 3 years ago). Avril's been around WAY longer than all of them, and her music is way better than theirs, and it's new. Even though I do think Taylor Swift or Katy Perry were doing very well this decade and their music is far more successful than Avril's 2004-today. *cough* Tim McGraw is doing better and chart higher than Nobody's Home. *cough* Look, how much I love alot of great artists like Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Pink and Alicia Keys, but Avril Lavigne and her songs like Hot needs to stay. Shouldn't radio stations be playing her music in general like My Happy Ending as well as at least the upbeat songs like Here's To Never Growing Up? Or at least on more than one station, so it's not like a scavenger hunt to try and find one that plays her. I've noticed the same thing with bands like Paramore. Their music is incredible as well, but when Brand New Eyes came out, people never heard their music on the radio.
Anyways, kinda got off topic there. Sure, Avril can be crazy and immature at times, sometimes more than others. But can't we all? I see people in their 30's-40's acting WAY less mature than her. She's only 26. She's a happy person who wants to have fun. Yeah, she was annoying as heck on the Chelsea Lately interview and I much prefer watching her other ones, but that was just her being a free spirit. It's what her song Smile is about. I see interviews of Hayley Williams acting just as crazy as Avril does at times, but no one ever complains about that, even though those two are only 2 or 3 years apart.
Well, I guess my point being is, people, get over that fact that Avril isn't a 17-year-old tomboy anymore. Forget about the whole Girlfriend/Best Damn Thing era, because Goodbye Lullaby is fantastic, and if you don't want upbeat songs, skip over What The Hell and Smile. The album is just like Let Go for the most part, so at least give it a shot before assuming it's just like her previous record. Well, not quite.
Well, I can accept the fact that something like this went through a lot to get to the Let Go era like I'm With You, but I'm just not too keen on all the hyperbole. "Complicated is the best Avril Lavigne song. I hate today's Avril Lavigne songs like Girlfriend and What The Hell." Stop that already, please take the time to hear Avril Lavigne songs like Don't Tell Me, My Happy Ending, Nobody's Home, He Wasn't, Girlfriend, When You're Gone, Hot, The Best Damn Thing, Alice, What The Hell, Smile, Wish You Were Here, Here's To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll, Let Me Go, and Hello Kitty. If you did and considered that you prefer other Avril Lavgine songs more than Complicated, fine. At least you have seen her songs, but I get the feeling that a lot of people haven't, or only saw them once and then rejected them.
That's why people bashing hurts Avril Lavigne's feelings. People don't dislike Avril Lavigne. People don't like Avril Lavigne songs that looked lame or poorly promoted. RCA era and recent era destroyed her post 2002 music, not her career or her music. It's all both eras' fault for treating their Avril Lavigne eras poorly. You know, the RCA era and the modern era. Both eras made Avril Lavigne unable to have her singles peaked at number 1 on any Billboard chart (except for 2004's My Happy Ending and 2007's Girlfriend). Let Go era promoted her music correctly in 2002 thanks to Arista, RCA and Epic Records doesn't. I think Epic Records needs to market her far superior music from the far superior recent era correctly since Avril Lavigne's 2013 music were better made than her 2004-2011 era's music (except Girlfriend). That's why Girlfriend marketed correctly 7 years ago since it peaked at number 1 on Hot 100 Billboard chart and sold more than 3 million copies.
Thus, my point being is, people, get over that fact that the Let Go era isn't there anymore. Forget about the RCA era, because the Let Go era is much better than the RCA era (minus Girlfriend) along with 2007's Girlfriend and her recent era, and the modern era is fantastic, and if you don't want the Let Go era and Girlfriend, skip over Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I'm With You and Girlfriend and listen to all her post Let Go singles not named Girlfriend like Here's To Never Growing Up. The recent album along with its recent outputs like Let me Go is just like Let Go for the most part, so at least give it a shot before assuming it's just like Let Go along with 2007's Girlfriend. Avril Lavigne's records should never be a thing in the past. Radio must play Don't Tell Me, My Happy Ending, Nobody's Home, He Wasn't, When You're Gone, Hot, The Best Damn Thing, Alice, What The Hell, Smile, Wish You Were Here, Here's To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll, Let Me Go, and Hello Kitty one day. They all had the potential to play Don't Tell Me, My Happy Ending, Nobody's Home, He Wasn't Girlfriend, When You're Gone, Hot, The Best Damn Thing, Alice, What The Hell, Smile, Wish You Were Here, Here's To Never Growing Up, Rock N Roll, Let Me Go, and Hello Kitty on the radio just like Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I'm With You and Girlfriend. Radio needs to play her music from 2004-2013. Avril Lavigne songs really has to stay.
Thanks for reading my long, probably unnecessary rant and leave a comment.