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Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
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Released November 17, 2017
Recorded May 1991 – October 2017
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 75:58
Label RepriseLookout
Producer Green Day, Rob Cavallo, Butch Vig, Andy Ernst
Green Day chronology
Revolution Radio

(2016)

God's Favorite Band

(2017)

Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band is a greatest hits album by the American punk rock band Green Day, released on November 17, 2017.

Background

God's Favorite Band features 20 of Green Day's previous hits, as well as 2 new songs: a new version of the Revolution Radio track "Ordinary World", featuring country singer Miranda Lambert, and a previously unreleased song entitled "Back in the USA". The album includes songs from all of Green Day's studio albums, with the exception of 39/Smooth, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!. 10 of the tracks previously appeared on Green Day's 2001 greatest hits album International Superhits!

The album's title is a reference to joke made by Stephen Colbert during the band's March 22, 2017 appearance on The Late Show, in which Colbert quipped that Green Day were "God's favorite band". Colbert's joke was in itself a reference to a comment made by Green Day drummer Tré Cool on the band's 2005 DVD Bullet in a Bible, in which Cool remarked that the rain clouds over the venue had cleared because "God wants to watch his favorite band again."

Track listing

All songs were produced by Green Day and Rob Cavallo except "Know Your Enemy" and "21 Guns", which were produced by Green Day and Butch Vig, "Minority" and "Warning", which was self-produced by Green Day, and "2000 Light Years Away", which was produced by Green Day and Andy Ernst.

No. Title Album Length
1. "2000 Light Years Away" (music written by Green Day, Jesse Michaels, Pete Rypins and Dave "E.C." Henwood) Kerplunk! 2:25
2. "Longview" Dookie 3:56
3. "Welcome to Paradise" Dookie 3:45
4. "Basket Case" Dookie 3:02
5. "When I Come Around" Dookie 2:59
6. "She" Dookie 2:15
7. "Brain Stew" Insomniac 3:14
8. "Hitchin' a Ride" Nimrod 2:52
9. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" Nimrod 2:35
10. "Minority" Warning: 2:49
11. "Warning" Warning: 3:43
12. "American Idiot" American Idiot 2:56
13. "Holiday" American Idiot 3:52
14. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" American Idiot 4:22
15. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" American Idiot 4:45
16. "Know Your Enemy" 21st Century Breakdown 3:11
17. "21 Guns" 21st Century Breakdown 5:24
18. "Oh Love" ¡Uno! 5:04
19. "Bang Bang" Revolution Radio 3:27
20. "Still Breathing" (music written by Green Day, Richard Parkhouse, Adam Slack, Luke Spiller, George Tizzard and Joshua Wilkinson) Revolution Radio 3:45
21. "Ordinary World" (music written by Billie Joe Armstrong; new duet featuring Miranda Lambert) Revolution Radio 3:01
22. "Back in the USA" God's Favorite Band

Personnel

Green Day

Additional musicians

  • Jason White – additional guitar on "Oh Love"
  • Petra Haden – violin on "Hitchin' a Ride" and "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
  • Jason Freese – additional keyboards
  • Tom Kitt – string arrangement for "21 Guns"
  • David Campbell – string arrangement for "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"

Production

  • Green Day – production
  • Rob Cavallo – production
  • Butch Vig – production
  • Andy Ernst – production, engineering, mixing
  • Neill King – engineering
  • Kevin Army – engineering
  • Ken Allardyce – engineering
  • Doug McKean – engineering
  • Chris Dugan – engineering
  • Jerry Finn – mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Jack Joseph Puig – mixing
  • Andrew Scheps – mixing
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

References

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