"The Best Damn Thing
" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne
. The song was written by Lavigne and Butch Walker
, and produced by Walker for Lavigne's third studio album, The Best Damn Thing
(2007). The song premiered on the Australian chat show 'The Hot Hits'.
The song was released on June 24, 2008, as the fourth and final single from The Best Damn Thing
. The song received mixed reviews from music critics, some citing its similarities to Toni Basil
's song "Mickey
", and comparing it to her previous single "Girlfriend
Though the single had no physical release in North America
, it charted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles
chart and at number seventy-six on the Canadian Hot 100
. However, it failed to re-enter the Billboard charts. In Germany
, it debuted at number sixty-four, becoming her lowest peaking single there. The song was planned for a UK release, but the idea was dropped because of poor charting worldwide. However, the music video had frequent airplay on UK music channels.
highlighted the song as a 'track pick' in a review of the album, The Best Damn Thing
. Darryl Sterdan of JAM!
described the song as "Another cheerleader beat, another killer chorus and another brash vocal about how Avril hates having to open her own door. Call it Girlfriend
Sal Cinquemani of Slant
magazine noted similarities between The Best Damn Thing and......