Singer Avril Lavigne may be celebrating her best anniversary to date!
Her hit song “Complicated,” which was a hit single off her “Let Go” debut album in 2002, is officially 20 years old today! The “Sk8ter Boi” singer celebrated the anniversary with a few throwback snaps on Instagram.
Avril Lavigne Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of ‘Complicated’
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“Holy f—! Complicated was released 20 years ago today,” Avril told her 10.6M Instagram followers. “This song holds such a special place in my heart. It was my first single off my first album. The song that started it all for me.”
“F—ing neckties…black eyeliner…tank tops…fat sk8 shoes…Dickies!!! This was the first music video I ever shot…My first time hearing myself in the radio…” she continued. “4-ever grateful to my co-writers Lauren Christy and The Matrix. They were the first team to really get me and understand my sound and vision.”
“4-ever thankful to LA Reid for discovering me and giving me my creative freedom,” she added. “I could have never imagined the places this song would take me and the amazing fanbase it created. I am so grateful to you guys always and 4-ever for embracing my music and showing me so much love then, and still now, 20 years later.”
Fans cheered on the post and rushed over to YouTube to watch the iconic music video all over again!
Avril Lavigne’s ‘Complicated’ Music Video Was The First Music Video She Ever Shot!
The video begins with Avril Lavigne riding in on a skateboard saying, “What’s up, boys?” When one of the boys asks what they wanted to do today, Avril suggests, “Dude, you wanna crash the mall?” Between hassling a guy in a hotdog costume at the food court and strumming on her guitar, it’s clear that Avril had a ton of fun filming her first video and fans are having just as much fun watching it 20 years later!
“my childhood music turns 20 years today and still crashing the radio ‘cuz its nostalgic vibe,” one fan wrote. “happy 20 years COMPLICATED!”
“I can’t believe that today marks the 20th anniversary of this song!” another commented. “Here’s to all the wonderful memories. Thank you, Avril!”
“’Complicated’ turns 20 years old today! It’s probably the first ever Hollywood song that became my daily jam,” another shared. “Those were the days, man!”
“It’s been 20 years and this song still sounds fresh,” another wrote. “How time flies!!!”
“20 years have passed and I’m still listening to this masterpiece. I guess life’s just too complicated,” another joked.
Avril Lavigne Is Still Releasing New Music With ‘Love It When You Hate Me’ Music Video!
Only five days before its 20 year anniversary, Avril released her new music video for “Love It When You Hate Me” featuring blackbear. The song is off her latest “Love Sux” album released through DTA Records with Travis Barker.
“It’s awesome that Avril hasn’t lost her 2000s vibe!” one fan wrote.
“Is it 2002 or 2022? She hasn’t changed at all, neither has her music – still great!” another commented.
“This queen does not make one bad song,” another added. “She is literally the best female artist.”
“It seems incredible to hear a song like that from her,” another wrote. “It seems as if she was in 2000 and at the same time in 2022, it’s crazy!”
“Keep the hits coming Avril,” another said. “Always one of my faves since she came to the music scene rockin everyone’s world.”
“The vocals, for how so many years, it didn’t change,” another said. “You really are a legend, Avril. Together with Travis B., You two make a great tandem.”
“Avril being the first artist that’s truly listening to her fans!!!!!” another wrote. “That’s what we wanted!!! The real Avril Lavigne back!!!!”
Are Avril Lavigne & Taylor Swift Teaming Up For A Collaboration?
Last week, E! News revealed that the “I Bet You Think About Me” singer Taylor Swift sent Avril a large bouquet of pink, white, and peach-colored flowers in order to celebrate her new album, “Love Sux.”
The flowers reportedly came with a signed note from Taylor, saying, “Avril, Been dancing around my kitchen to your fabulous new album!!! It’s AMAZING, like you.” She signed the card, “Your forever fan, Taylor.”
Could this mean a possible collaboration will be coming soon? Fans certainly hope so!