During an interview at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards, Avril implied that she planned to shoot a video for the song, which premiered on Yahoo on October 5. She performed the song on the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards and on the July 6 episode of The Friday Night Project. It was played on the fourth episode of season three of MTV's The Hills. A Japanese version of the song was released as a ringtone in Japan, with the Japanese lyrics replacing the chorus. In China, a Mandarin version of the song was released which replaced the chorus and the introduction with Mandarin lyrics. On Youtube, it has generated over 30 million views.
Music video Edit
The video mirrors the lyrical meaning of the song in many ways (read below). Lavigne, semi-disguised in a wig, makes a grand entrance into a club in a stylish dress. She's shown discussing how she secretly wants to be with a boy while dressed in a seductive, dark, secretive outfit. Only during the chorus when she lets her emotions out is she shown in a shiny green corset preparing for what appears to be a burlesque show. As such, she releases her emotions only when she's dressed the most revealingly and strongly. When she dresses in dark colors or disguises herself & her purpose at the venue, she's hiding her emotions behind intricate outfits. Contrastingly, during the song's bridge (in which Lavigne candidly reveals her raw feelings - not about sex and him making her "hot", but about his love & kiss-) Lavigne is dressed in a normal, plain outfit. This represents her openness and her desire for him to see past her "star" status and her loud declaration of attraction, and for him to instead see the real, raw Lavigne, who wants only to love him forever and for him to never let her go.
In a recent article it was revealed that Lavigne had shot a music video at the Beacon in Remote land, a representative for the development announced. The 23-year-old singer was at the complex -- the former Jersey City Medical Center -- on Saturday night. The video was directed by Matthew Rolston and is shot in Murdoch Hall. The video premiered on Yahoo! Music, VIVA and MTV. "Hot" music video debuted at #1 in Spain in its first week on the video download chart and reached #1 in the Australian iTunes music video chart too.
Many fans agree that this is probably Lavigne's most risqué music video to date.
Lyrical content Edit
The lyrics of the song "Hot" follow the emotional roller coaster brought on by a girl who has feelings for a boy with whom her friends say she shouldn't. The first verse is her admitting to herself what she feels in an almost diary-candid style. She secretly admits to wanting to lock him up in her closet "when no one's around." To secretly "put his hand in her pocket." To kiss him "without a sound." She then decides that the opinion of others doesn't matter to her, and proceeds to declare "I want to stay this way forever, and I'll say it loud!" She professes that he's in her head (and heart) and it's too late for him to get out.
The chorus is riotous display of her feelings, and she seems to release it all, yelling "You make me so hot!" "You make me want to scream!" The song structurally takes a dramatic turn during the bridge in which she drops the persona of being crazy in love to candidly tell her lover how real and raw her emotions are, aside from the public display: "Kiss me gently. Always, I know: Hold me; love me. Don't ever go."
Track listing Edit
Japanese and Australian CD Single
- Title Length
1. "Hot" 3:23 2. "When You're Gone" (Acoustic Version) 3:58 3. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil Mama) 3:24
UK CD Single
- Title Length
1. "Hot" 3:23 2. "I Can Do Better" (Acoustic Version) 3:39
Japanese iTunes Single
- Title Length
1. "Hot" 3:23 2. "I Can Do Better" (Acoustic Version) 3:39 3. "Hot" (Japanese Version) 3:23
Chart performance Edit
It debuted at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 over two months after its release, and fell off the chart the following week, becoming Avril's second weakest single in the U.S. to date (her weakest being "Fall to Pieces", which peaked at #6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100).
"Hot" was one of Avril Lavigne's largest hits in Canada. It debuted at #24 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart and at #87 on the Canadian Hot 100. Hot was the most added song to radio in that week. It has peaked at #10 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #3 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart. It ended as 59th biggest-selling single as of 2007.
In Australia, "Hot" has received high radio airplay and has circulated around the top ten in interactive radio chart shows. It debut at #42 on the ARIA Singles Chart with no physical single release and gradually climbed to #24 a few weeks later. After its physical single release, the song rose to its peak of #14. It has been certified Gold for sales of 35,000 units.
"Hot" debuted at #51 on UK Singles Chart and later peaked at #30 on its release date, but fell to #33 the week after, This is now Lavigne's lowest-charting UK single since "Nobody's Home", which peaked at #24.
"Hot" debuted on Top 40 radio charts in America in January 2008. On The ARC Charts it was #39 the first week and then moving up 2 spots to #37 the second week (www.rockonthenet.com). It has since dropped out of the chart.
Chart (2007) Peak position Australian ARIA Singles Chart 14 Ö3 Austria Top 40 17 Canadian Hot 100 10 Czech Republic Airplay 10 Dutch Tipparade 15 Germany Singles Top 100 26 Irish Singles Chart 19 New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 30 Russian Airplay Top 100 40 Sweden Singles Chart 53 Switzerland Singles Chart 61 Turkish Top 20 Chart  8 UK Singles Chart 24 U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 37 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 95 U.S Billboard Pop 100 64
Release history Edit
Region Date Canada October 2, 2007 United States Japan October 10, 2007 Brazil October 29, 2007 United Kingdom Europe November 2, 2007 Australia December 15, 2007