Hot (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Hot

Artist = Avril Lavigne
from Album = The Best Damn Thing
Released = Start date|2007|10|2 (see release history)
Format = CD, digital download
Recorded =
Genre = Pop rock
Length = 3:23
Label = RCA
Writer = Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld
Producer = Dr. Luke
Certification = Gold [ [ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2008 Singles] ] (ARIA)
Reviews =
Last single = "When You're Gone"
This single = "Hot"
Next single = "The Best Damn Thing"

"Hot" is a song by 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,cite web |url= |title=Entrevue avec Avril Lavigne | |date=2007-07-18 |accessdate=2007-07-21] 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.

Music video

The video mirrors the lyrical meaning of the song in many ways (read below). Lavigne, semi-disguised in a wig, makes a grand entrance into a club in a stylish dress. She's shown discussing how she secretly wants to be with a boy while dressed in a seductive, dark, secretive outfit. Only during the chorus when she let's her emotions out is she shown in a shiny green corset preparing for what appears to be a burlesque show. As such, she releases her emotions only when she's dressed the most revealingly and strongly. When she dresses in dark colors or disguises herself & her purpose at the venue, she's hiding her emotions behind intricate outfits. Contrastingly, during the song's bridge (in which Lavigne candidly reveals her raw feelings - not about sex and him making her "hot", but about his love & kiss-) Lavigne is dressed in a normal, plain outfit. This represents her openness and her desire for him to see past her "star" status and her loud declaration of attraction, and for him to instead see the real, raw Lavigne, who wants only to love him forever and for him to never let her go.

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. [ [ Premieres on Yahoo! Music ] ]

Lyrical Content

The lyrics of the song "Hot" follow the emotional roller coaster brought on by a girl who has feelings for a boy with whom her friends say she shouldn't. The first verse is her admitting to herself what she feels in an almost diary-candid style. She secretly admits to wanting to lock him up in her closet "when no one's around." To secretly "put his hand in her pocket." To kiss him "without a sound." She then decides that the opinion of others doesn't matter to her, and proceeds to declare "I want to stay this way forever, and I'll say it loud!" She professes that he's in her head (and heart) and it's too late for him to get out.

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."

Track listing

collapsed =
headline = Japanese and Australian CD Single
total_length =

title1 = Hot
note1 =
length1 = 3:23

title2 = When You're Gone
note2 = Acoustic Version
length2 = 3:58

title3 = Girlfriend
note3 = Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil Mama
length3 = 3:24
collapsed =
headline = UK CD Single
total_length =

title1 = Hot
note1 =
length1 = 3:23

title2 = I Can Do Better
note2 = Acoustic Version
length2 = 3:39
collapsed =
headline = Japanese iTunes Single
total_length =

title1 = Hot
note1 =
length1 = 3:23

title2 = I Can Do Better
note2 = Acoustic Version
length2 = 3:39

title3 = Hot
note3 = Japanese Version
length3 = 3:23

Chart performance

"Hot" peaked at #82 on the U.S. iTunes Store. 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 (her weakest being "Fall to Pieces", which peaked at #6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100). It failed to chart on the United World Chart, although its video on YouTube has generated over 10 million views.

"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. [ [ R&R - Radio & Records, Inc ] ] 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, and has not yet been able to climb any higher. This is now Lavigne's lowest-charting UK single since "Nobody's Home", which peaked at #24.

"Hot" debuted on Top 40 radio charts in America in January 2008. On The ARC Charts it was #39 the first week and then moving up 2 spots to #37 the second week ( It has since dropped out of the chart.


Release history


External links

* [ "Hot" Music Video]

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