B-Sides (Avril Lavigne album)

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Avril Lavigne - B sides.jpg
Official CDr promo cover.[2]
Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 2001[1]
Avril Lavigne chronology
Let Go

B-Sides, also known as Let Go: B-Sides, is a promotional album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was published before debut studio album Let Go by Arista Records in 2002. The compilation contains demo and original tracks not included in the final Let Go release. The songs were written and produced in 2001 under the management of Nettwerk in Los Angeles by Lavigne, the production team The Matrix and songwriter Cliff Magness[4] after Arista sent her to McBride CEO of Nettwerk in the attempt to fit her image and attitude with her voice.[5]:165 Though Lavigne would release Let Go through Arista, she continued with Nettwerk for her management.[6]

Different versions and media usage[edit]

  • The demo "I Don't Give" is an explicit version, while the clean version is on Lavigne's single "Complicated". In the explicit version, she sings "I don't give a damn; I don't give a shit". In the clean version, she sings "I don't give it up; I don't give a damn". The explicit version is featured in the film, American Wedding.
  • "Why" is on some versions of the "Complicated" single. It is also included as the only studio track on a live album that comes with the DVD "Avril Lavigne: My World".
  • There are two versions of the song "Get Over It". In the version on B-Sides, Lavigne sings "Don't turn around, or you will get punched in the face". In the version on the "Sk8er Boi" single, Lavigne sings "Don't turn around, I'm sick and I'm tired of your face".
  • Lavigne recorded two different songs called "Take Me Away": one on this album, and the other on Under My Skin (2004).
  • "Falling Into History" was covered by Brie Larson in 2005.
  • "Falling Down" is featured in the soundtrack for the 2002 film, Sweet Home Alabama.
  • A different version of "Things I'll Never Say" made the tracklist of the final Let Go album.
  • Despite the album Let Go being named after the song with the same title, it wasn't included on that album.
  • B-Sides doesn't include all outtakes from Let Go. During the same sessions, a demo for "Breakaway" was recorded. The song was passed to Kelly Clarkson who released it as a single. In April 2014, Lavigne's original demo was leaked on the internet.[7] She performed it live during her "Head Above Water Tour".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by The Matrix.

1."I Don't Give" (demo version)3:31
3."Get Over It" (demo version)
  • Lavigne
4."Take Me Away"3:29
6."Falling Into History"Lavigne4:08
7."Falling Down"
  • Lavigne
  • Christy
  • Edwards
  • Spock
8."Tomorrow You Didn't"Lavigne4:12
9."Things I'll Never Say" (demo version)
  • Lavigne
  • Christy
  • Edwards
  • Spock
10."All You Will Never Know"
  • Lavigne
  • Terence Dover
11."Once and for Real"
  • Lavigne
  • Dover
  • Lavigne
  • Christy
  • Edwards
  • Spock
13."Not the Only One"
14."Stay (Be the One)"
15."Move Your Little Self On"
16."You Never Satisfy Me"
  • Lavigne
  • Magness
17."Let Go"
  • Lavigne
Total length:63:18


  1. ^ a b "Avril Lavigne - B-Sides (CDr)". Discogs. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Avril Lavigne - B - Sides (CDr, Promo)". Discogs. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Release "B-Sides" by Avril Lavigne". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Lavigne's Music Takes Hold With Arista's 'Let Go'". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ Ryan, Denise (2010). Nettwerk: 25 Years of Music We Love. John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. ISBN 978-0-470-67844-2.
  6. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (20 March 2003). "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  7. ^ Corner, Lewis (1 April 2014). "Avril Lavigne's original version of Kelly Clarkson's 'Breakaway' leaks". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 April 2021.