The album represents a musical Take it all the entire damn thing from her earlier studio album Under My Skinwhich incorporates more elements of post-grunge music. The Best Damn Thing is seen by critics as Lavigne's most commercial effort.
The album was noted as her first effort to feature a wide range of producers, including Matt Beckley, Rob CavalloDr. Luke and Lavigne herself, who was credited as the executive producer. Upon its release, The Best Damn Thing received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised Lavigne's transition from grungey alternative rock music to more pop-punk     music, with it being catchy and very radio-friendly.
However, the main criticism of the album was the lyrical content, which some found too rough or brutal. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard with first-week sales ofcopies.
The album also debuted atop the charts in Austria, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other countries. The album went on to sell six million copies worldwide. Four singles were released from the album. Its lead single " Girlfriend " peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hotmaking it Lavigne's most chart successful single to date. The single also reached number one in twelve other countries across the world including Australia, Canada and Japan, making it one of the best-selling singles of worldwide.
While Lavigne was in the studio for her third studio album, Fox Entertainment Group approached her to write a song for the soundtrack to the fantasy-adventure film Eragon.
She wrote and recorded two " ballad -type" songs, but only one, "Keep Holding On", was used for the film. Lavigne admitted that writing the song was challenging, making sure it flowed with the film. She emphasized that "Keep Holding On", which later appeared on the album, was not indicative of what the next album would be like.
While touring, Lavigne stated that her favourite songs to sing live were her more upbeat ones such as " Sk8er Boi ". This made her decide that The Best Damn Thing would not have many mid-tempo songs and would instead feature more energetic songs. Many of the songs on the album did not have a deep meaning to Lavigne, with her stating "It's not like some personal thing I'm going through.
A total of twelve songs are featured on the album. Luke" Gottwald, who also produced the song. Lavigne's vocal range spans from A3 to D5.
The song was compared to the song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", in which chants the similar verses, but was resulted in a lawsuit in midaccusing her of plagiarism. The songs "Runaway" and "Alone" were Take it all the entire damn thing to each other. In JuneCanadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazukwith whom Lavigne co-wrote the majority of her second album, Under My Skinspoke to Performing Songwriter magazine about Lavigne's songwriting ability and ethics.
Kreviazuk claimed that the song "Contagious" was based on a track she had sent to Lavigne in She also threatened Take it all the entire damn thing action against Kreviazuk for her allegations,   and Kreviazuk ultimately made a full public apology and retracted the statements. The whole album made its radio debut on Ottawa radio station HOT On the show, Lavigne made announcement regarding her tour in support of the album.
Lavigne also made her debut on the worldwide fashion website Stardoll to promote "The Best Damn Thing". Here, she created her own "paperdoll" and answered questions to her fans in a quick minute exercise. Her suite can be found on [www. She also has a promotion column and her clothing Abbey Dawn also features on the website, where other members can buy her clothing to dress up their dolls.
She also played 3 full concerts in Mexico and places such as Rome, Hong Kong, Russia, and played in China for the very first time in her career with a record sold out concert in Shanghai. In Europe she played at different summer festivals.