Avril Lavigne's new 'Wish You Were Here' video: Watch it here, and have a good Canadian cry

Sad Sk8r Girl alert! She could have worn waterproof mascara, but that probably wouldn’t be quite as cinematic.

Avril goes deep on her latest — sobbing on the floor, drowning her sorrows (literally) in a bathtub, and otherwise lamenting the “damn damn damn” loss of a very good man.

Watch it here:

What do you think, readers—is this your favorite side of Lavigne, or do you prefer the rebel yells of Little Miss What the Hell? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • ICK

    AWFUL.
    Overrated poseur who’s career should’ve died 2 CD’s ago.

    • Tommy Marx

      It’s rare for me to not give a song at least one full listen, but damn, damn, damn, that song is horrible. I have to agree with ICK – after her fantastic first album, she’s released nothing since that impressed me. I bought her two follow-ups based on how much I loved her first CD, but I never listen to them at all. I hope she makes a strong comeback, but it’s not going to be with this piece of crap.

      • Sally

        I gave this song a try. Wow, I want those minutes back.

      • Lady BlaBla

        ..as worse as Lady Gaga’s songs. Epic fail!

      • Mike

        I love her and Inter-RacialDating.com was brilliant

      • anonymous

        you are totally Wrong. her last album is a pretty good one, because is all about love and care. see the songs. if you really want a CD full of Sexy music, go to rihanna or katie perry “I kis a girl” or something like that. Avril is good as is.

    • Carrie

      Seriously! Isn’t she over 30 years old now and still pretending to be a jaded 16 year old girl?

      • Cindy

        She just like Taylor Swift. Stop singing like your teenager!. But Avril does look like she sixteen

      • anonymous

        make your homework. she’s only 26.

    • anonymous

      if you dont like her, at least respect our taste. Avril rocks, period.

  • Molly Madison

    I hope that Avril Lavigne does more mainstream movies from now on. She has only done Over the Hedge (2006), Fast Food Nation (2006) and The Flock (2007).

  • PN

    That is my FAVORITE song from Avril’s album! Even more than the hit What The Hell. And how she puts so much emphasis on Damn, Damn, Damn in that catchy chorus! And the music that Max Martin and Shellback played and produced on this song is undeniable melodic and rhythmic pop for Avril!

    • jp

      PN, I think your name is really PR, and that you work for Ms. Lavigne’s record company.

      • PN

        No, I’m not a PR person, I just like the song!

  • ‘Lish

    Eh, @ICK- Cut her some slack. It’s Friday.

  • nodnarb

    I thought it was going to be a cover of Pink Floyd, and that would’ve made me cry.

    • Frenchesca

      dit :bonsoirla pepette est chez moij ai fais un mail groupe9 pour enoeyvr des photos mais celui de soligalgos me revient sans arreatsinon tout se passe tre8s bien , il est 22h elle est le0 depuis bien peu de temps, elle se met de9je0 sur le dos pour avoir des grattouilles.elle s’habitue tre8s vite e0 nous bien qu’elle soit encore tre8s craintive ce qui est normal voile0 les nouvelles, nous prenons bien soin d’elle soyez rassure9sa bientf4t

  • KC

    I swear her “music career” is only out there to promote her sh!tty clothing line.

  • Lady Gaga 4Ever

    Oh please, nobody is going to remember this one-hit wonder in 20 years. Lady Gaga outsells her, out-performs her, will one day be in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, and is quite simply the better role model for us! FACT!

    • Dude

      You little monsters really are scary!

    • Rock Golf

      One-hit wonder?

      She’s had nine top tens since 2002 including 5 top tens: Complicated, Sk8r Boi, I’m With You, My Happy Ending, and the #1 Girlfriend.

      In fact she’s spent more weeks in the Hot 100 than Gaga has.

      • Rock Golf

        Sorry that should be nine top 40 songs with 5 in the top 10.

    • The Edge of Coffin

      I’ve observed some people on internet forums / communities, and they behave like Lady Gaga; impulsive, emotional, demanding, outbursts… and that stuff is rewarded in some liberal communities. All they have to do is display an undeserved, misguided self-righteousness, especially if it’s against traditional / conservative values, and they are celebrated for it. Thats Gaga’s fans..Disgusting and appalling!

    • Wanda

      Oh well, at least Avril is not a copycat like Lady Gaga- the illuminati puppet and serial image theft!

    • PN

      She’s had several hits since 2002! Maybe that’s the first time you’ve heard of Avril Lavigne’s music. Don’t judge a singer by just only one song. Maybe you heard Complicated and just tuned out by then when she did her later albums.

  • matt

    i prefer the song and video for I Miss You.

    • Anonymous

      Are you talking about When You’re Gone, because if you are, I completely agree?

    • Efoa

      L’e9quipe de production d’Avril Lavigne s’appelle Matrix. Il e9crivent pour beucaoup de chanteurs. Sinon, une me9lodie ce n’est pas le plus dur. Il faut juste quelques notes, e7a prend 5 minutes. Le plus dur ce sont les arrangements, comment rendre e9clatant ces quelques notes joue9es sur le piano ou la guitare. Il n’y a qu’e0 e9couter des impros de jazz. Les me9lodies fusent, mais l’e9clat est difficile.

  • Phil

    Ok, so is it that she is finally growing up, but does anyone else notice the resemblence to Sarah Michelle Gellar besides me!? I mean, not identical…but its kinda there, esp., since the video as dark as any old Buffy ep woulda been.
    Also, if the follow up single “Smile” wasn’t a hit, what makes her think this is gonna do any better? Her biggest mistake was releasing this depressing dark disc the year Adele decided to finally find State-side success.

  • Lloyd

    I thought Smile should have been a much bigger hit. A very fun pop song.

  • Randy

    Love her

  • Penny

    Like the song. Hate the video.

  • Kris

    I find the comments on here laughable.

    I liked her debut, and was a huge fan of “Under my Skin”. “The Best Damn Thing”, well, the title was an oxymoron. Finally, “Goodbye Lullaby” is a sweet, simple, pop album, but is again a disappointment. It provides solid pop songs dealing with her divorce, but lack what her first and second albums had. Still hoping for a comeback, but loosing hope….

  • JulianP

    She’s going to get conjunctivitis if she keeps using so much eyeliner.

  • jpratm

    the song is simple and she does seem to be stuck in diary confessions. I don’t mind it. Let go is pretty awesome … the rest lack something.

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