Smile (Avril Lavigne song)

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Single by Avril Lavigne
from the album Goodbye Lullaby
ReleasedApril 11, 2011 (see release history)
FormatCD single, digital download
Maratone Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
GenrePop rock, Pop punk[1]
Songwriter(s)Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback
Producer(s)Max Martin, Shellback
Avril Lavigne singles chronology
"What the Hell"
"What the Hell"

"Smile" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The song was written by Lavigne with Max Martin and Shellback. It was produced by Martin and Shellback. "Smile" was released on April 11, 2011 to Australian radio stations. It was the second single from Lavigne's fourth album Goodbye Lullaby.

Background[change | change source]

Lavigne asked her fans in Twitter what the next single from Goodbye Lullaby should be. She asked them to choose between Push and Smile.[2] Lavigne confirmed that "Smile" was to be the second single from the album. Lavigne herself wanted Push to be released. The singer's record label, RCA, announced that "Smile" will be sent out to Polish radio in April. It would be sent out to USA, Canada, New Zealand, Asia, and the UK around this time.[3] Lavigne posted photos of the set of her music video. This was on April 21, 2011.

Promotion[change | change source]

Lavigne will perform the song on the German show Schlag den Raab on June 4, 2011.[4]

Track listing[change | change source]

iTunes digital download[5]
  1. "Smile" – 3:29
Digital download and CD single[6]
  1. "Smile" – 3:29
  2. "What the Hell" (Bimbo Jones remix) – 4:10

Personnel[change | change source]


Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2011) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[8] 32
New Zealand (RIANZ)[9] 30
South Korea (GAON International Chart) 23

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Label Format
Australia[10] April 11, 2011 Sony Music Radio Airplay
United States[11] May 17, 2011 RCA Records
Germany[12] June 3, 2011 CD single
UK[6] June 26, 2011 Digital download

References[change | change source]

  1. ...punk-pop songs, "Smile" and "What the Hell,"
  2. "Ok guys... I have a big decision to make today and I want my fans to help me. Do u guys want PUSH or SMILE to be my 2nd single??". Twitter. Twitter Inc. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  3. "Avril Lavigne announces new single". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  4. "Avril Lavigne kommt zu „Schlag den Raab"". Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  5. "Smile - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Smile - Single: Avril Lavigne: Music". Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  7. Smile (Media notes). Avril Lavigne. RCA Records. 2011.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. " – Avril Lavigne – Smile". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  9. " – Avril Lavigne – Smile". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  10. "Australian Media Release Date". The Music Network. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  11. "All Access". All Access. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
  12. "Smile - Single: Avril Lavigne: Music". Retrieved May 3, 2011.