We always love when a nostalgic artist returns with a comeback single that’s received very well.
It’s been five years since BMG’s Avril Lavigne released her last album, a self-titled set, but consumers in the U.S. haven’t forgotten about her. The performer behind pop music classics like “Complicated” and “Girlfriend” is back with a ballad titled “Head Above Water”, becoming the first top ten single on iTunes for Lavigne since “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, which reached #7 in 2013. Currently at #3, the song has charted in 66 countries at the service, entering the top ten in 48, while also debuting at #1 on the Global chart. Larger playlisting for “Head” has been pretty limited during its first day, likely due to its Wednesday debut, though some pop playlists such as Apple Music’s Pure Pop 50 and The A-List: Pop, as well as Spotify’s discography-based list This Is Avril Lavigne, have been aiding the track. Elsewhere, a lyric video on YouTube has more than 850,000 views in under a day, debuting at #3 on the platform’s Trending chart, while some small airplay puts the song at about 1,500 tags on Shazam, which should increase fairly quickly. From her skate to the summit in 2002 to her swim for survival in 2018, it’s great to have Lavigne back. (Images courtesy of BMG Rights Management)
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