Hot (Avril Lavigne song)
|Single by Avril Lavigne|
|from the album The Best Damn Thing|
|Released||2 October 2007
(see release history)
|Format||CD, digital download|
Conway Recording Studios,
Henson Recording Studios,
Ocean Way Recording,
(New York City, New York)
|Writer(s)||Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld|
|Avril Lavigne singles chronology|
"Hot" is a song by the Franco-Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, and is the third single from Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing. During an interview at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards, Lavigne implied that she planned to shoot a video for the song, which premiered on Yahoo on October 5. She performed the song on the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards and on the July 6 episode of The Friday Night Project. It was played on the fourth episode of season three of MTV's The Hills. A Japanese version of the song was released as a ringtone in Japan, with the Japanese lyrics replacing the chorus. In China, a Mandarin version of the song was released which replaced the chorus and the introduction with Mandarin lyrics. On YouTube, it has generated over 70 million views.
Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly commented, "Listening to the sputtering chorus of Hot kick in and smooth out, it's as if she and her Let Go team, the Matrix, never broke up." Likewise, Darryl Sterdan of JAM! gave the song positive feedback and referred to the song as "old-style Avril". OMH editor noted as one of the strongest tracks on album because of its lyrics. Stylus was positive: "refined orgasm of “Hot,” when Avril tells us we’re so good to her, baby, and means it." The New York Times wrote "occasional bliss with someone who’s “hot.”"
The video for "Hot" mirrors the lyrical meaning of the song in many ways. The video begins with Lavigne, semi-disguised in a wig, making a grand entrance into a club in a black dress, with photographers and fans alike surrounding her. During the first verse she is seen in a dark, seductive outfit with very heavy makeup. In the chorus Lavigne is seen in a shiny, green corset preparing for what seems to be a rocker show. As such, she releases her emotions only when she's dressed the most revealingly and strongly. For the second chorus Lavigne makes her way on stage and continues to sing. During the song's bridge in which Lavigne candidly reveals her raw feelings — about his love & kiss. Lavigne is dressed in a normal, plain outfit.
In a recent article it was revealed that Lavigne had shot a music video at the Beacon in Remote land, a representative for the development announced. The 23-year-old singer was at the complex—the former Jersey City Medical Center—on Saturday night. The video was directed by Matthew Rolston and is shot in Murdoch Hall. The video premiered on Yahoo! Music, VIVA and MTV. "Hot" music video debuted at #1 in Spain in its first week on the video download chart and reached #1 in the Australian iTunes music video chart too.
Lavigne describes "Hot" as an up-tempo love song. The song is about Lavigne's feelings for a guy who "Makes Her Hot". The track's verses describe all the things Lavigne wants to do with the guy, while the chorus is about how he makes her feel.
The chorus is riotous display of her feelings, and she seems to release it all, yelling "You make me so hot!" "You make me want to scream!" The song structurally takes a dramatic turn during the bridge in which she drops the persona of being crazy in love to candidly tell her lover how real and raw her emotions are, aside from the public display: "Kiss me gently. Always, I know: Hold me; love me. Don't ever go."
|UK CD single|
|2.||"I Can Do Better" (acoustic version)||3:39|
|Japanese and Australian CD single|
|2.||"When You're Gone" (acoustic version)||3:58|
|3.||"Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix featuring Lil Mama)||3:24|
|Japanese iTunes single|
|2.||"I Can Do Better" (acoustic version)||3:39|
|3.||"Hot" (Japanese version)||3:23|
It debuted at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 over two months after its release, and fell off the chart the following week, becoming Avril's second weakest single in the U.S. to date. As July 2013, Hot had sold 490,000 digital copies in the US.
"Hot" was one of Avril Lavigne's largest hits in Canada. It debuted at #24 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart and at #87 on the Canadian Hot 100. Hot was the most added song to radio in that week. It has peaked at #10 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #3 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart. It ended as 59th biggest-selling single as of 2007.
In Australia, "Hot" has received high radio airplay and has circulated around the top ten in interactive radio chart shows. It debut at #42 on the ARIA Singles Chart with no physical single release and gradually climbed to #24 a few weeks later. After its physical single release, the song rose to its peak of #14. It has been certified Gold for sales of 35,000 units.
"Hot" debuted at #51 on UK Singles Chart and later peaked at #30 on its release date, but fell to #33 the week after.
Charts and certifications
|Canada||2 October 2007|
|Japan||10 October 2007|
|Brazil||29 October 2007|
|Europe||2 November 2007|
|Australia||15 December 2007|
|2008||Juno Awards||Juno Fan Choice||Nominated|
|Canadian Radio Music Awards||Fan Choice Award||Nominated|
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