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SINGLE PREMIERE: Avril Lavigne – “Here’s To Never Growing Up” (+ Lyrics)

"Up" up and away.

She’s “never” ever ever going to do it.

From the days of Let Go with hit singles like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” to her newest release “Here’s To Never Growing Up”, Avril Lavigne has still got the pop punk princess image down. Her last album, Goodbye Lullaby, came and went quickly without the success of her first few eras, but she’s hoping to impress with this one of hers. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be the graduation anthem of this year. Lavigne’s first single from her forthcoming album due this summer was written and produced by David Hodges, a former member of Evanescence and Martin Johnson, the lead singer for the pop band Boys Like Girls. It’s now at radio and on iTunes, where you can find a link below to download. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD “Here’s To Never Growing Up” on iTunes. / LISTEN to “Here’s To Never Growing Up”.

“HERE’S TO NEVER GROWING UP”
(Hodges/Johnson)

[Chorus – Half]
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk
Singing “here’s to never growing up”

[Verse 1]
Call up all our friends
Go hard this weekend
For no damn reason
I don’t think we’ll ever change
Meet you at the spot
Half past 10’clock
We don’t ever stop
And we’re never gonna change

[Bridge]
Say
Won’t you stay forever
Stay
If you stay forever
Hey
We can stay forever young

[Chorus]
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
We’ll be running down the street yelling “kiss my (hey!)”
I’m like yeah, whatever, we’re still living like that
When the sun goes down, we’ll be raising our cups
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)

[Verse 2]
We live like rockstars
Dance on every bar
This is who we are
I don’t think we’ll ever change
They say just grow up
But they don’t know us
We don’t give a f–k
And we’re never gonna change

[Bridge]
Say
Won’t you stay forever
Stay
If you stay forever
Hey
We can stay forever young

[Chorus]
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
We’ll be running down the street yelling “kiss my (hey!)”
I’m like yeah, whatever, we’re still living like that
When the sun goes down, we’ll be raising our cups
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)

[Bridge]
Say
Won’t you stay forever
Stay
If you stay forever
Hey
We can stay forever young

[Chorus]
Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
We’ll be running down the street yelling “kiss my (hey!)”
I’m like yeah, whatever, we’re still living like that
When the sun goes down, we’ll be raising our cups
Singing “here’s to never growing up”
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up) (Raise your glass and say!)
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up) (And we’re never growing up)
Oh-oh (Here’s to never growing up)

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Springtime Sizzlers: Get Ready For These Rising Releases

We’ve already had some big surprise hits on mainstream radio this year, but there are more hot singles on the horizon that have yet to premiere. It’s always a big battle to get onto those pop playlists, but these three acts may just have the right stuff to convince programmers to add them. From big voices to big fan bases, here are some interesting new releases to look forward to as spring comes around.

"Up" up and away.

“Up” up and away.

AVRIL LAVIGNE – “Here’s To Never Growing Up”
Epic Records

Ten years after she took over the pop world with songs like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi”, Canada’s pop punk princess has gone through a lot. After a disappointing era two years ago with Goodbye Lullaby, most known for lead single, “What The Hell”, Lavigne moved from RCA to Epic Records after two underperforming followup singles and finished work on this upcoming fifth album during the summer. She also broke up with boyfriend Brody Jenner and began a relationship with Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger. The two announced their engagement last August. Kroeger has also been involved in the writing and production on his girlfriend’s new effort. Something tells me we’ll be getting a breakup song or two on it. Lavigne’s first single from the album was written and produced by David Hodges, a former member of Evanescence and Martin Johnson, the lead singer for the pop band Boys Like Girls. It’s scheduled to be released to radio and iTunes on April 9. Based on the title, it doesn’t exactly sound like Lavigne has matured from the sound or image that made her famous a decade ago, but perhaps it can still work for her so far into her career. We’ll see. If not, maybe we could see her judging on a reality show competition in the future. She’s certainly been in the industry enough to mentor young performers.

Get down "Tonight".

Get down “Tonight”.

JESSICA SANCHEZ featuring NE-YO – “Tonight”
Interscope Records

We haven’t heard a lot about 17-year-old Sanchez since placing second on last season of American Idol, just losing out to singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips. Of course, a tour followed the show for several months, but since it’s been over, the singer has been working on a couple of different project. She’s signed on to appear in a four episode arc of the television show Glee, though a character name has not be identified, but her appearances should be airing in April or May. She’s also been working on original music for her first full-length album, reportedly a 16-track effort, which is tentatively due out May 7. Her runner-up single, “Change Nothing”, literally changed nothing for her, so she’s gone in a more dance-driven direction and has been previewing songs like “Fairytale” and “Jump In” in promotional appearances as of recent. However, her leadoff single is a song called “Tonight”, which features Ne-Yo. A video is production, directed by Justin Francis, who has been behind recent videos for Carly Rae Jepsen and Trey Songz. Sanchez also put out a casting notice on social media for backup dancers for the shoot. Will she and her Blujays set her flying to the top of the charts? Sanchez has a strong voice, so we’ll see how she does on this non-ballad. “Tonight” goes to radio by the end of the month.

Oh Brothers, where art thou?

Oh Brothers, where art thou?

JONAS BROTHERS – “Pom Poms”
Jonas Records

The JoBros are back together and ready to go burnin’ up the charts again with their first radio single release and full-length album (outside of a television soundtrack) in nearly four years. After their last album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, produced only a minor top-40 hit in “Paranoid”, the boys pursued other options, including two seasons of a Disney Channel scripted series called JONAS (later Jonas L.A.), which ran through the fall of 2010. Brothers Joe and Nick both released solo efforts, the former with a band called Nick Jonas and the Administration. Though both of their albums debuted decently, they failed to achieve any sort of longevity due to little radio support. Last year, oldest brother Kevin appeared on the reality show Married To Jonas with his wife Danielle, which was renewed for a second season several months ago. After a few one-off performances, one of which was highlighted on that show, the three boys finished cutting material for an album, which will likely be out this summer. It’s the first for the trio on their self-released label after a split from Hollywood Records last year. The video for “Pom Poms” was shot a few weeks back in New Orleans, and from a leaked video still, it appears that Joe is singing a lead and there’s at least a six-piece brass section, including a few saxophones and trombones. While this one won’t end up a cheerleading classic like “Be True To Your School” or “Mickey”, it’ll be a welcome return for all those tweenagers who need a jump-start back into their Jonai obsession. Look for it in the next few weeks.

Which release are you looking forward to most? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter: @AdamFSoybel.

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