Mobile (song)

"Mobile" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne from her debut studio album, Let Go (2002). The song was written by Lavigne and Clif Magness, with production being helmed solely by Magness. In May 2003, the song was released in New Zealand and Australia as the fifth single from the album.

"Mobile"
Single by Avril Lavigne
from the album Let Go
ReleasedMay 2003 (2003-05)
StudioBlue Iron Gate Studio (Santa Monica)
GenreAlternative Rock
Length3:31
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Clif Magness
Avril Lavigne singles chronology
"Losing Grip"
(2003)
"Mobile"
(2003)
"Don't Tell Me"
(2004)

CompositionEdit

According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Alfred Publishing, the song is written in the key of A major and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 100 beats per minute.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

Pat Blashill of Rolling Stone referred to "Mobile" as a "completely inescapable hit". He noted that "Lavigne wails over crashing waves of acoustic and electric guitars, her big voice occasionally turns sideways in a drawl, a casual hint that she may actually be, of all things, a fine country singer in the making".[2]

Chart performanceEdit

"Mobile" was released as a radio-only single Australia and as an airplay and physical single in New Zealand; the physical copy included "Complicated" and two previously unreleased b-side tracks, namely "Let Go" and "All You Will Never Know"[3] (which are also featured in Avril's promotional album Let Go: B-Sides, a demo compilation published in 2001, the year before the release of her debut studio album Let Go). The song debuted at number 36 on the New Zealand Singles Chart for the issue dated May 11, 2003. It spent a total of 11 weeks on the chart, peaking at number 26 for the issue dated June 8, 2003.[4]

Music videoEdit

A music video was filmed for the song in December 2002, although it was shelved for unknown reasons. In January 2011, the music video leaked online.[5]

Track listingsEdit

New Zealand Promo CD Single[3]Edit

  1. Mobile - 3:31
  2. Complicated (Tom Lord-Alge Mix) - 4:05
  3. Let Go (Non-album track) - 4:11
  4. All You Will Never Know (Non-album track) - 3:40

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits and personnel adapted from Let Go album liner notes.[6]

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for "Mobile"
Chart (2003) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lavigne, Avril (2002). "Avril Lavigne 'Mobile' Digital Sheet Music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Blashill, Pat (July 2, 2002). "Avril Lavigne: Let Go". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Avril Lavigne - Mobile". Discogs.
  4. ^ a b "Avril Lavigne – Mobile". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  5. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (January 6, 2011). "Lost Avril Lavigne Video for 'Mobile' Surfaces". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  6. ^ Let Go (Inlay cover). Avril Lavigne. Arista. 2002. 07822-14740-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)