Push (Avril Lavigne song)

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Avril Lavigne Push official cover.png
Promotional single by Avril Lavigne
from the album Goodbye Lullaby
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)
Producer(s)Deryck Whibley

"Push" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, recorded for her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby. It was written by Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld, and its producer was Deryck Whibley. It was released as the promotional single in Japan on February 13, 2012, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart.[1] The song has received positive reviews.


On March 24, 2011, Avril asked her followers from Twitter which song should be the second single of Goodbye Lullaby, "Push" or "Smile".[2] Then later, in the Polish version of the official site of the singer, it was announced that the chosen would be "Smile",[3] which was released worldwide on May 6 of the same year.[4] It reached the top five positions in countries like China, Turkey, Belgium and Japan.[5] After the distribution of "Smile", the chosen as a focus of promotion of the album was "Wish You Were Here",[6] managed a moderate commercial performance.[7] It served as the last song of the album.[6] "Push" until then had not received release, until that Epic Records, Lavigne's new label after leaving RCA,[8][9] decided to release the same as promotional single digitally on Japanese territory, what happened on February 13, 2012. The CD edition was released on June 3, 2011.[10]

Musical style and lyrics[edit]

"Push" lyrics are about relationships.[11] According to the sheet music published by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is set in the time signature moderated with a metronome of 72 beats per minute. It was composed in the key of B-flat major with a vocal range that varies between the low note of Sol until the high note of Do. It consists in using vocals and piano chords and guitar.[12] The lyrics were written by former guitarist of Lavigne, along with singer.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received positive reviews. In the Diário do Grande ABC, Thiago Mariano said that "What the Hell", "Push", "Smile" and "Stop Standing There" are the liveliest tracks and Goodbye Lullaby is the first thing to leave Lavigne more committed to their music.[14] In The New York Times, Jon Pareles said that Lavigne "is keeping distant from R&B styles and current dance music and opted for an unexpected prototype: a teenage star, fellow Canadian who grew up, Alanis Morissette, in addition to showing other references of his songs with Alanis, among them "Push" and "Darlin".[15]

Credits and personnel[edit]

The entire process of elaboration of the song assigns the following personal loans:


Chart (2012)
  • Peak
  • position
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[16] 35


  1. ^ "Avril Lavigne Chart history: Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  2. ^ Lavigne, Avril (March 24, 2011). "Twitter / AvrilLavigne: Ok guys... I have a big decision ..." Twitter. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "Drugim single z płyty 'Goodbye Lullaby' jest…" (in Polish). Official site. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Música - Smile - Single de Avril Lavigne" (in Spanish). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Avril Lavigne - Smile". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Wish You Were Here: Avril Lavigne: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "Avril Lavigne - Wish You Were Here". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "92.5 THE BEAT Montreal's Best Music Variety Radio Station". 92.5 the Beat. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  9. ^ Halperin, Shirley (November 17, 2011). "Avril Lavigne Shifts to Epic Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on February 27, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  10. ^ "Avril Lavigne – Push". Discogs. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  11. ^ Sciaretto, Amy (December 8, 2010). "Avril Lavigne to Release "Goodbye Lullaby" on March 8". Artistdirect. Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Push - Avril Lavigne – Digital Music Sheet". Musicnotes. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Push". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  14. ^ Mariano, Thiago (April 6, 2011). "Maturidade juvenil de Avril" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  15. ^ Pareles, Jon (March 7, 2011). "Critics' Choice: New CDs". The New York Times.
  16. ^ "Avril Lavigne Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2014.

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