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Single by
from the album '
B-side"Get Over It"
Released27 August 2002 (2002-08-27)
Producer(s)The Matrix
Avril Lavigne singles chronology
"I'm with You"
Music video
"Sk8er Boi" at YouTube

Sk8er Boi is a single by pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne. It is one of her most famous songs.

Song information

In this song, she tells the story of a relationship between a "sk8er boi" (skater boy) and a more preppy girl who does ballet. Although both of them "want" each other, the girl rejects him against her own secret feelings because of peer pressure. In the end, the skater boy becomes famous and is with another punk girl (Avril sings in that girl's point of view) who cares for him, leaving the preppy girl behind.

Track listing

  1. "Sk8er Boi"
  2. "Get Over It"
  3. "Nobody's Fool (live)"
  4. "Sk8er Boi" (video)

Music video

The music video begins with what may be the "Sk8er Boi" in the alley of a city with a bunch of spray paint on the ground. The music video goes along with posters that have a star on them advertising a concert Avril hosts, where people use their cars and amplifiers to have the concert on the streets. The concert gets so wild the police come in trying to stop it. At the end of the video, Avril crashes her guitar into the car windshield. A police helicopter comes in, leaving a mystery as to what they will do.

Movie adaptation

In 2003, Paramount Pictures optioned the song for adaptation into a feature film.[3] However, as of December 2006, the film has apparently been abandoned or is stuck in development hell.[4]


Chart (2002) Position
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Los 40 Principales Spain 1
Canadian BDS Airplay Chart 13
Canadian Singles Chart 28
Italy Top 40 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
UK Singles Chart 8
Irish Singles Chart 6
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 3
World Chart Show 6
Mexican Top 100 Singles Chart[5] 5
U.S. ARC Chart (Radio) Top 40 1
Swedish Charts 12
United World Chart 7
Venezuelan Singles Chart 6