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"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is a popular song by the American punk band Green Day. Although written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong just after the release of their 1994 hit album Dookie, the song was not released until their 3rd major-label album Nimrod. in 1997. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is a very mellow, contemplative acoustic song, which was a vast change from the band's well-known punk sound. However, the song title does reflect some of the edge that one can expect from this band. Band member Mike Dirnt went on to state that the release of this song was probably the "most punk" thing they could have done. The song is more commonly promoted on the radio as "Time of Your Life", and it became a Billboard chart-topper and an international hit. In fact, it was the only song from nimrod. that was a crossover success when released in single form.