Fall to Pieces (Avril Lavigne song)

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"Fall to Pieces"
CD single cover[1]
Promotional single by Avril Lavigne
from the album Under My Skin
Released June 7, 2005
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:28
Label RCA
Producer(s) Raine Maida

"Fall to Pieces" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne from her second studio album, Under My Skin (2004). The song was written by Lavigne and was co-written and produced by Raine Maida.[2] It was released June 7, 2005 as the fourth single from the album in North America and select European markets, while "He Wasn't" was released internationally. There is no music video for the song, because the shoot for the video was cancelled.


"Fall to Pieces" is a guitar-driven ballad set to a moderate rock tempo of 92 BPM.[3] It was composed in the key of C major, with a vocal range of G3-E5.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Fall to Pieces" peaked at number 175 on the Russian Airplay Top 100 Chart. In the US, it reached number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and number 55 on the Billboard Pop 100.

"Fall to Pieces" was not put out in the United Kingdom, but it made it all the way to number seven on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart, her third successful single in Canada after "Nobody's Home" and "Don't Tell Me". It made it all the way to number sixteen in South Africa. Lavigne did not advertise the single, and because of this it failed to chart on U.S. Billboard Hot 100; it made it all the way to number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, and at number fifty-five on the Billboard Pop 100; However without video the single played a lot in radios all over US, Canada and Latin America .

Chart (2005) Peak
Brazil (ABPD)[4] 89
Russian Airplay Top 100[5] 175
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 6
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[7] 55
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 18
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[9] 34


  1. ^ "Avril Lavigne – Fall To Pieces (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Bliss, Karen. "Avril Lavigne's Dark Side". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Avril Lavigne "Fall To Pieces" Sheet Music". MusicNotes.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. June 25, 2005. Retrieved October 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ Russian Airplay Detection TopHit 100
  6. ^ "Avril Lavigne Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ Billboard (Vol. 117, No. 26 ed.). Prometheus Global Media. June 25, 2005. p. 56. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Avril Lavigne Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Avril Lavigne Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.

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