By Hayden Wright
Is Green Day “God’s favorite band?”
Regardless, that’s the title of the rockers’ new greatest hits collection and the edgy name does right by their decades of provocative music. The 22-track album features material from their early days through the height of their Bush administration agitation and beyond.
God’s Favorite Band also features a new song, “Back in the USA.” and a new version of “Ordinary World” that features Miranda Lambert. Lambert previously collaborated with Armstrong for an Everly Brothers tribute at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards.
The compilation’s name was inspired by a bit from a CBS Late Show bit in March:
“On March 22nd, God miraculously came down to the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as ‘God’s Favorite Band’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the band’s reps wrote in a cheeky press release. “When God speaks people listen, and that day God bestowed upon Green Day the title: Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band.”
God’s Favorite Band debuts November 17 and is available for pre-order now. Check out the full tracklisting below.
1. 2000 Light Years Away
3. Welcome To Paradise
4. Basket Case
5. When I Come Around
7. Brain Stew
8. Hitchin’ a Ride
9. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
12. American Idiot
13. 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
21. Ordinary World (feat Miranda Lambert)
22. Back In The USA