Artist: Avril Lavigne
Album: The Best Damn Thing
Released: 27 February 2007
Genre: Pop Punk, Power Pop
Length: 3:37 (Album Version) 3:25 (Dr. Luke Remix)
SongWriter(s): Avril Lavigne, Lukasz Gottwald; Niatia Kirkland (Dr. Luke Remix Only)
Producer: Dr. Luke
"Girlfriend" was written by Avril Lavigne and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who also produced the song. "Girlfriend" is a moderately fast pop punk, power pop, and pop song at 152 beats per minute, performed in the key of D major. Lavigne's vocal range spans from A3 to D5.
The chorus was written before the verses and was described by Lavigne to be written using "rocky chords". Gottwald then came up with a beat for the song and Lavigne immediately loved it. Lavigne has stated that "Girlfriend" was quite a different song for her.
The song's success made it a mainstay of pop music in the late 2000s. "Girlfriend" was certified multi-platinum in Australia and the United States. It was the top-selling song of 2007, with over 7.3 million worldwide sales. In 2008, the song became the most viewed video on YouTube, and was the first video on the site to reach 100 million views. Rolling Stone ranked the song number thirty-seven on their list of "Top 100 Songs of 2007" list. Several versions of the song were released with the chorus sung in multiple languages. In 2010, the song was named the ninety-fourth most successful song on the Hot 100 in the 2000s decade. Allmusic highlighted the song as one of the most significant punk-pop songs of all time.
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