I feel “Wish You Were Here” would have been a much better lead single choice instead of “What the Hell”. “Wish You Were Here” is a catchy pop song that represents “Goodbye Lullaby”, while being commercial enough to be a single (Unlike most of “Goodbye Lullaby”). I feel though as if “Wish You Were Here” was the lead single, people would have actually saw that the album was not just another “boy-bashing” record and had much meaning behind all of it. If people saw the album for what it actually was (Not up-beat, boy bashing, etc. in other words a “The Best Damn Thing” pt. 2) then it would have achieved a lot more commercial success. I know this for a fact because we have experienced how the public felt about a matured Avril through the “Goodbye” music video, and they loved it. They talked about how she is no longer a little “sk8er girl” and is a fully grown woman. So people probably would have also taken Avril much more seriously if “Wish You Were Here” was the lead single because the public had also thought Avril had not released any meaningful music in the last five years. Excluding “When You’re Gone” & “Alice”, the public thought since “Girlfriend” all of her singles had been bratty, and all sounded the same. Those singles include “Girlfriend”, “Hot”, “The Best Damn Thing”, “What the Hell”, & “Smile”. Also if Avril had released “Wish You Were Here” instead of “What the Hell” as the lead single, she probably would have had a better chance of not getting those neon green highlights. Because upbeat means fun, and she decided green highlights would be something fun and cool to have, plus it would be for the “Smile” music video. As much as I loved the highlights, most of the public saw it as immature and thought that Avril seriously needed to grow up and act her age. So Avril eventually got rid of them, in time for her third single (which would be “Wish You Were Here”). Another reasoning it would have been better to do the sequence I stated before would be because “Wish You Were Here” is a different pop song than most music today. “What the Hell” sounded similar to a lot of music today, and some critics even said the song sounded like a Katy Perry reject. Same goes for “Smile”. “Wish You Were Here” was a mid-tempo song (Which you don’t find many of today) with a good hook that only sounded like an Avril song. No other singer could pull the song off, and I’m pretty sure not even Adele could. Because it was a song meant for Avril. Just like “Complicated”, no other singer can sing this song better than Avril because this song is just meant for Avril’s voice. So overall this era would have been much more successful and less disastrous if “Wish You Were Here” was the lead single. People would have seen that Avril matured and that she wasn’t a “sell-out”, and she could be true to herself and to her fans.