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    Avril Lavigne Explained Why She Gave "Breakaway" To Kelly Clarkson Instead Of Saving It For Herself

    "Isn't that crazy?"

    Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway": A great song from a great album, facts only.

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    One of the song's co-writers is none other than pop-punk icon Avril Lavigne — and if you didn't already know that, then allow me to truly blow your mind. It was originally intended for her blockbuster 2002 album Let Go. Really!

    Avril Lavigne poses for a picture on the red carpet

    "Oh my gosh. Isn't that crazy?" Lavigne said in an Audacy interview, explaining that she didn't include it on Let Go because "I just didn't like it."

    Clarkson puts her hands on her hips while smiling for the camera

    “It was like a ballad," she laughed. "I was just like, it feels like a church song. I was just not there."

    Lavigne poses for a photo at a Grammy event while holding a purse

    So it went to Kelly instead, and Lavigne is happy that the song found a good — and successful — home.

    Clarkson stands with her hands on her hips

    "She has an incredibly strong, beautiful voice and an insane range," Lavigne gushed, while mentioning that she recently added "Breakaway" to her own setlist too. "She took that song to the next level and fucking owned it, so that was cool."

    Listen to the entire interview here.

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