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Let Go


The Malloys
Location: Griffith Park, CA

Date: June 2002
Other: Won Avril her first MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in a Video. Avril's brother Matt and sister Michelle appear in this video (here and here)




Sk8er Boi
Francis Lawrence
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: July 27 and 28, 2002
Other: Avril had a little crush on the Sk8er Boi (Jeremy Heisler). Michelle and Matt Lavigne are said to be in this video.




I'm With You
David LaChappelle
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: November 8 and 9, 2002
Other: Avril came up with most of the concept to this video. There was an alternate ending to this video: at the end where she kicks open the door, her band members are there waiting to greet her and Evan gives her a little hug and they all leave the club.


Losing Grip
Liz Friedlander
Location: Angel Foundation Church in New York City

Date: February 25 and 26, 2003
Other: Avril flipped over once while shooting the stagediving scene and they had to stop shooting that scene and used some extras as examples so the crowd could get used to holding people up. The guy at the end of the video who fell during the stagedive was one of those who were used to get the crowd used to carrying people.



Under My Skin


Don't Tell Me
Liz Friedlander
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: March 2 and 3, 2004
Other: The concept was Avril follows around some jerky guy and she's everywhere. This is the only video that doesn't include her band. Avril also cut her hand while punching the mirror.


My Happy Ending

Director: Meiert Avis
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Date: June 1, 2004

Other: Avril's friend Monique is in this video.




Nobody's Home

Director: Diana Martel
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: July 29 and 30, 2004

Other: Avril's friend Monique is in this video. This was Avril's first time acting in a video.


He Wasn't

Director: The Malloys
Location: New York

Date: December 13, 2004

Other: The pink slime that comes out of the walls at the end stayed in Avril's hair for a few days.





The Best Damn Thing



Director: The Malloys
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: February 21 and 22, 2007

Other: The Malloys also directed the Complicated and He Wasn't videos, and Avril gets to play all 3 characters. Former guitarist Evan Taubenfeld and brother Matt appear as band members.


Girlfriend (Remix) feat. Lil' Mama

Director: R. Malcolm Jones

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: June 1, 2007

Other: This is the first time Avril has done a music video of her own with another artist





When You're Gone

Director: Marc Klasfeld

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: May 13, 2007

Other: The video depicts the different meanings of the song: An elderly man missing his recently passed wife, a pregnant wife waiting for her husband to return home from war, and two young lovers who are determined to be together.




Director: Matthew Rolston

Location: New Jersey, NJ

Date: September 8, 2007

Other: The video was shot at the Beacon in New Jersey. It has a "1920s burlesque" theme with girls in fishnets






The Best Damn Thing

Director: Wayne Isham

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: February 28, 2008

Other: The video features Avril's brother Matt on guitar, her current guitarist Jim Mcgorman, her former guitarist Devin Bronson, and her former guitarist Evan Taubenfeld on drums. Avril also plays drums in the video and wears clothing from her "Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne" clothing line.






Goodbye Lullaby


What The Hell

Director: Marcus Raboy
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: December 3, 4 and 5, 2010

Other: This was Avril's first 3 day video shoot and the first music video every shot in 3D! The video features a cameo by her mom, Judy, and brother, Matt. The video also features Avril's clothing line Abbey Dawn, and fragrances Black Star and Forbidden Rose.




Director: Shane Drake

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: April 21, 2011

Other: Avril decorated the set herself, using black, green, and pink spray paint





Wish You Were Here

Director: Dave Meyers

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: August 9, 2011

Other: Avril cried for real in this video. She took to her Twitter "Just balled my eyes out for 20 mins on set of my new video for Wish You Were Here. REAL, raw & exposed for all of you xo" and "...the tears are real... no onions!!



Director: Dave Meyers

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: January 26 and 27, 2010

Other: From the soundtrack to Disney's "Alice in Wonderland". The video features clips from the movie, and other "Alice" related themes






Avril Lavigne


Here's To Never Growing Up

Director: Robert Hales
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: April 8 and 19, 2013

Other: Avril throws back to her 'Complicated' days by dressing up exactly how she did in the video



Rock N Roll

Director: Chris Marrs Piliero

Location: Palmdale, CA

Date: July 25 and 26, 2013

Other:  Avril plays a heroine in this comic book inspired video, trying to "Save Rock N Roll". Actors Billy Zane, Danica McKellar, and Sid from SlipKnot all make appearances in the video.



Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger)

Director: Christopher Sims
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: September 2013

Other: Avril is represented as a ghost, attempting to get in touch with the man she loved. The man is Chad Kroeger, who is played by actor Herman Sinitzyn as an old man remembering his younger life.



Hello Kitty

Director: Unknown
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date: March 2014

Other: Avril got involved in a lot of controversy for this music video, coming under fire for allegations of being racist. Avril said on Twitter: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan." The "Hello Kitty" music video was only used as an Asian promo single.





Hundred Million (From the album "Detox")

Director: Wendy Morgan
Location: Toronto, Canada

Date: May 27, 2002
Other: Avril guest-starred in this video alongside fellow Canadian buddies Sum 41, Swollen Members, and Gob for the band Treble Charger's video. She basically just flicked off the camera.



Knocking on Heaven's Door (From the album "Peace Songs")
Marc Lostracco
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: 2003
Other: Shows footage from war victims and Avril recording the song.



Beth amphetamine (Pretty Pretty) (From the album "The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and The Let's Go Out Tonites")

Director: Moh Azima

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: July 2006

Other: Avril played the lead character, a troubled girl, in Butch Walker's Bethamphetamine video.