International Superhits!

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International Superhits!
Greatest hits album by Green Day
Released November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13)
Recorded 1993–2001
Genre Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, folk punk
Length 60:44
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Jerry Finn, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
Green Day chronology
Warning
(2000)
International Superhits!
(2001)
Shenanigans
(2002)
Singles from International Superhits!
  1. "Poprocks & Coke"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Maria"
    Released: 2001

International Superhits! is a greatest hits album by the American punk rock band Green Day, released November 13, 2001 through Reprise Records. It collects all of the band's singles released between 1994 and 2000, as well as a re-recording of "Maria", a B-side from Waiting, and a previously unreleased track, "Poprocks & Coke". A DVD titled International Supervideos! was released simultaneously, collecting fifteen of the band's music videos spanning the same period. Both releases have been certified Platinum in the United States for sales of over 1 million copies.

Reception[edit]

Upon its release, International Superhits! charted in ten countries. The album peaked at no. 40 on the Billboard 200 in the United States,[1][2] and was a success in several other countries, peaking as high as no. 4 in Japan;[3] the lowest peak in any country was in Germany at no. 67.[4] It was certified Gold in Canada eight days after its release, for sales of over 50,000 units.[5] It achieved Gold certification in the United States in January 2002 for sales of over 500,000, and went on to be certified Platinum in 2005 for sales of over 1 million.[6] Also in 2005 it reached no. 1 on Billboard's Catalog Albums chart.[1] It has also been certified Platinum in the United Kingdom for sales of over 300,000,[7] and Triple Platinum in Australia for sales of over 210,000,[8] bringing its worldwide sales to over 1,560,000.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[10]

Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album a perfect five-star review, saying it "confirms that [Green Day] not only were popular and good, but they could have held their own against their idols" and that "distilled to their singles, Green Day sound fiercer than ever, and more musically vibrant".[9] Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine rated it four stars out of five, remarking that "Time-tested hits like 'Basket Case', 'Brain Stew', and 'Hitchin' a Ride', along with soundtrack contributions 'J.A.R.' and 'Nice Guys Finish Last', heartily display Green Day's remarkable longevity. The album's new offering, 'Poprocks & Coke', dishes out more of the maturated, acoustic-filled folk-punk that began with 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)' and Warning ... The collection's only flaw is the omission of tracks representing the band's pre-fame days."[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music composed by Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool.

No. Title Length
1. "Maria" (rerecorded b-side from Waiting's 7", 2001) 2:47
2. "Poprocks & Coke"   2:38
3. "Longview" (from Dookie, 1994) 3:53
4. "Welcome to Paradise" (from Dookie, 1994) 3:44
5. "Basket Case" (from Dookie, 1994) 3:01
6. "When I Come Around" (from Dookie, 1994) 2:58
7. "She" (from Dookie, 1994) 2:14
8. "J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)" (written by Mike Dirnt; from the Angus soundtrack and non-album single, 1995) 2:51
9. "Geek Stink Breath" (from Insomniac, 1995) 2:15
10. "Brain Stew" (from Insomniac, 1995) 3:13
11. "Jaded" (from Insomniac, 1995) 1:30
12. "Walking Contradiction" (from Insomniac, 1995) 2:31
13. "Stuck with Me" (from Insomniac, 1995) 2:15
14. "Hitchin' a Ride" (from Nimrod, 1997) 2:51
15. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (from Nimrod, 1997) 2:33
16. "Redundant" (from Nimrod, 1997) 3:18
17. "Nice Guys Finish Last" (from Nimrod, 1997) 2:49
18. "Minority" (from Warning, 2000) 2:47
19. "Warning" (from Warning, 2000) 3:41
20. "Waiting" (from Warning, 2000) 3:11
21. "Macy's Day Parade" (from Warning, 2000) 3:33
Total length:
60:44

Personnel[edit]

Band
Production

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak position Certification
ARIA Charts (Australia)[11] 11 3× Platinum[8]
Ö3 Austria Top 40[12] 48
Canadian Albums Chart[13] Gold[5]
Media Control Charts (Germany)[4] 67
Irish Albums Chart[14] 13
Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (Italy)[15] 17
Oricon (Japan)[3] 4
Recording Industry Association of New Zealand[16] 5
Swiss Music Charts[17] 61
UK Albums Chart[18] 15 2 x Platinum[7]
Billboard 200 (United States)[1][2] 40 Platinum[6]

International Supervideos![edit]

International Supervideos!
Video by Green Day
Released November 13, 2001
Recorded 1994–2001
Genre Punk rock, alternative rock
Length 60:00
Label Warner Reprise Video, Reprise
Producer David May
Green Day chronology
Warning
(2000)
International Supervideos!
(2001)
Shenanigans
(2002)

Released the same day as International Superhits!, the International Supervideos! DVD collects fifteen of Green Day's music videos from 1994 to 2001.[19] It does not include the video for "Welcome to Paradise" from this period. A video for Green Day's instrumental song, Last Ride In is also included on the DVD. To promote International Superhits! a video was filmed for the song "Macy's Day Parade", though it is not included on the DVD. International Supervideos! was certified Platinum in 2008 by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 1 million units.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Director Length
1. "Longview" (from Dookie, 1994) Mark Kohr  
2. "Basket Case" (from Dookie, 1994) Kohr  
3. "When I Come Around" (from Dookie, 1994) Kohr  
4. "Geek Stink Breath" (from Insomniac, 1995) Kohr  
5. "Stuck with Me" (from Insomniac, 1995) Kohr  
6. "Brain Stew/Jaded" (from Insomniac, 1995) Kevin Kerslake  
7. "Walking Contradiction" (from Insomniac, 1995) Roman Coppola  
8. "Hitchin' a Ride" (from Nimrod, 1997) Kohr  
9. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (from Nimrod, 1997) Kohr  
10. "Redundant" (from Nimrod, 1997) Kohr  
11. "Nice Guys Finish Last" (from Nimrod, 1997) Evan Bernard  
12. "Last Ride In" (from Nimrod, 1997) Lance Bangs  
13. "Minority" (from Warning, 2000) Bernard  
14. "Warning" (from Warning, 2000) Francis Lawrence  
15. "Waiting" (from Warning, 2000) Marc Webb  

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