Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band

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Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
Release date: November 17, 2017
Recorded: May 1991–October 2017
Length: 75:58
Producer: Butch Vig
Green Day
Andy Ernst
Rob Cavallo
Mixer: Andy Ernst
Jack Joseph Puig
Chris Lord-Alge
Andrew Scheps
Jerry Finn
Singles: "Back in the USA"

Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band is the second greatest hits album by Green Day, released on November 17, 2017.

The album's title references a joke made by Stephen Colbert during the band's March 22, 2017 appearance on The Late Show.[1] Additionally, Stephen's joke inadvertently referenced a comment made by Tré Cool on the Bullet in a Bible DVD, in which Tre remarked that the rain clouds over the venue had cleared because "God [wanted] to watch His favorite band again."

Background[edit]

Your Favorite Band has 22 tracks in total. The first 20 were previous hits from Green Day, 10 of which were previously included on International Superhits!, the band's first greatest hits album. The last two tracks are new songs: a re-recording of "Ordinary World", featuring a duet with the country singer Miranda Lambert, and a new single, "Back in the USA".

"Maria", "Poprocks & Coke", "J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)", "Geek Stink Breath", "Jaded", "Walking Contradiction", "Stuck With Me", "Redundant", "Nice Guys Finish Last", "Waiting", and "Macy's Day Parade" were originally included on International Superhits! but were omitted from Your Favorite Band, most likely because the songs did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong unless otherwise noted.

  1. "2000 Light Years Away" (Billie, Jesse Michaels, Dave "E.C." Henwood, Pete Rypins)
  2. "Longview"
  3. "Welcome to Paradise"
  4. "Basket Case"
  5. "When I Come Around"
  6. "She"
  7. "Brain Stew"
  8. "Hitchin' a Ride"
  9. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
  10. "Minority"
  11. "Warning"
  12. "American Idiot"
  13. "Holiday"
  14. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
  15. "Wake Me Up When September Ends"
  16. "Know Your Enemy"
  17. "21 Guns"
  18. "Oh Love"
  19. "Bang Bang"
  20. "Still Breathing" (Billie, Richard Parkhouse, Adam Slack, Luke Spiller, George Tizzard, Joshua Wilkinson)
  21. "Ordinary World" (new track; re-recording, feat. Miranda Lambert)
  22. "Back in the USA" (new track)

Personnel[edit]

Green Day[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jason White - additional guitar ("Oh Love", "Back in the USA")
  • Petra Haden – violin ("Hitchin' a Ride", "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)")
  • Jason Freese – additional keyboards
  • Tom Kitt – string arrangement ("21 Guns")
  • David Campbell – string arrangement ("Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)")
  • Miranda Lambert - guest vocals ("Ordinary World")

Production[edit]

  • Rob Cavallo, Butch Vig, Andy Ernst – production
  • Richard Parkhouse, Adam Slack, Luke Spiller, George Tizzard, Joshua Wilkinso - writing ("Still Breathing")
  • Jesse Michaels, Pete Rypins, Dave "E.C." Henwood - writing ("2000 Light Years Away")
  • Andy Ernst, Neill King, Kevin Army, Ken Allardyce, Doug McKean, Chris Dugan – engineering
  • Jerry Finn, Chris Lord-Alge, Jack Joseph Puig, Andrew Scheps, Andy Ernst – mixing
  • John Golden, Ted Jensen, Eric Boulanger – mastering

References[edit]