Nobody's Home (Avril Lavigne song)

"Nobody's Home" is Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne's third single from her second album Under My Skin (2004). The track features Daniel Stern on guitar and was produced by Don Gilmore and written by Lavigne and Ben Moody, former Evanescence guitarist and Lavigne's then-current good friend. "Nobody's Home" is a "rock ballad" oriented song and is generally slower paced than her previous singles from Under My Skin. One of this song's B-sides, "I Always Get What I Want", was released as a single on iTunes on 31 October 2004.[1]

"Nobody's Home"
Avril Lavigne Nobody's Home single cover
European CD single artwork.
Single by Avril Lavigne
from the album Under My Skin
B-side
Released4 November 2004
FormatCD Single
Recorded2003
NRG Recording Studios,
(Hollywood, California)
GenreRock
Length3:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Don Gilmore
Avril Lavigne singles chronology
"My Happy Ending"
(2004)
"Nobody's Home"
(2004)
"He Wasn't"
(2005)
Music video
"Nobody's Home" on YouTube

Critic and fan response

In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Nobody's Home" was voted Lavigne's seventh best song.[2] PopMatters implied that because of songs title "should tell you that the dominate mood is one of anger and defensiveness."[3]

Chart performance

"Nobody's Home" peaked lower in most countries than some of Lavigne's previous singles, but managed to gain some respectable chart positions. The song was very close to reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, but it only managed to peak at No. 41. It charted better in the UK and Australia, reaching No. 24 in both countries; it was her lowest-charting UK single before "Hot" charted in 2007 and peaked only at No. 30. It peaked at No. 4 on the Canadian BDS Airplay chart, and successfully hit No. 1 in Mexico.

Music video

Nobody's Home video
Lavigne plays a troubled and homeless girl, who ran away from home after problems with her parents.

The music video was filmed on 29 and 30 July 2004 in Los Angeles, California, directed by Diane Martel.[4] The video of "Nobody's Home" premiered on 20 October on MTV's Total Request Live.[5]

In the music video for "Nobody's Home", Lavigne plays a homeless teenager who appears to live street-to-street with a friend. Lavigne, who said it was a fun video to make, had to wear a black wig and acid-wash jeans when playing the homeless teenager. The video shifts to a more glamorous Lavigne who wears a dress with long, curled hair, singing the song with an orchestra behind her.

"Nobody's Home" showed the outcast, homeless Lavigne trying to get off the streets. She also tries to call her mother, but hangs up. As the video progresses, a store manager kicks her out of his store, but the outcast girl ends up going back into the store and is shown washing herself in a convenience store bathroom. She also tries playing the guitar on the street to try to earn money. Towards the end of the video, the runaway is seen trying to get inside parked cars, eventually finding an unlocked one, during heavy rain. At the end of the video, the girl, with dirty clothes and messy hair, is shown with a tear rolling down her cheek. She then turns around and walks away as the camera fades out.

During the video Avril was wearing the T-shirt with logo of Moscow. Russian word "Москва" was printed on Avril's T-shirt.

References in the video

At the beginning of the video, one can see "A+D", for Lavigne's then-boyfriend, now ex-husband, Deryck Whibley. Next, in the bathroom scene where Lavigne is using the hand dryer, "A+D" can be seen inside a heart that is written on the bathroom wall. The other outcast runaway is real-life friend Monique, who also appeared as one of the young women in the "My Happy Ending" video.

Track listing

Australia CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."Nobody's Home" (live acoustic version)3:38
3."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"2:50
4."I Always Get What I Want"2:31
Germany and Taiwan CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."Nobody's Home" (live acoustic version)3:38
3."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"2:50
4."I Always Get What I Want"2:31
5."Nobody's Home" (music video)3:37
Japan CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."My Happy Ending" (live acoustic version)3:54
3."Take Me Away" (live acoustic version)2:51
4."Nobody's Home" (music video)3:37
United Kingdom CD single No. 1
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."Nobody's Home" (live acoustic version)3:38
United Kingdom CD single No. 2
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."Nobody's Home" (live acoustic version)3:38
3."Knockin' on Heaven's Door"2:50
4."Nobody's Home" (music video)3:37
Europe CD promo
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
United States CD promo
No.TitleLength
1."Nobody's Home"3:31
2."Nobody's Home" (Instrumental excerpt)0:30
3."Nobody's Home" (callout hook)0:10

Charts and certifications

Charts

Chart (2004–05) Peak
Position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 24
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 7
Brazil (ABPD)[10] 11
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[11] 76
France (SNEP)[12] 24
Germany (Official German Charts)[13] 29
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[14] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 19
Japan (Oricon)[16] 128
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 37
Scottish Singles Chart[18] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 24
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 41
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[22] 38
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 16
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[24] 13

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[25] Platinum 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[26] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards

Year Awards ceremony Award Results
2005 Juno Awards Juno Fan Choice Won
Socan Awards Best Pop Song Won

Release history

Country Date Label Format
United States[27] 28 October 2004 Arista Mainstream radio
Japan[28] 4 November 2004 BMG Japan CD single
United Kingdom[29][30] 15 November 2004 Arista
Germany[31] 29 November 2004

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External links

Nobody's Home

Nobody's Home may refer to:

"Nobody's Home" (Avril Lavigne song), a song by Avril Lavigne from her album Under My Skin

"Nobody's Home", a short story from The Zanzibar Cat, a 1983 collection of short stories by Joanna Russ

"Nobody's Home", a song by Deep Purple from their 1984 album Perfect Strangers

"Nobody's Home" (Clint Black song), a song by Clint Black from his 1989 album Killin' Time

"Nobody's Home", a song by Ulrich Schnauss from his 2001 album Far Away Trains Passing By

"Nobody's Home", a song by Kansas from their 1977 album Point of Know Return

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