Last of the American Girls

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"Last of the American Girls"
Single by Green Day
from the album 21st Century Breakdown
Released March 22, 2010
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 3:51 (Album version)
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Billie Joe Armstrong / Green Day
Producer(s) Butch Vig, Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"21st Century Breakdown"
"Last of the American Girls"
"When It's Time"
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"Last of the American Girls" is a song written and recorded by the American punk rock band Green Day and is the fifth and last single from their eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown. It peaked at #26 on the US alternative rock charts.

In its album review, Rolling Stone wrote: "'Last of the American Girls' comes on as a fabulous left-wing love song to a rebel girl — when Armstrong sings, 'She won't cooperate,' he's giving her the highest compliment he can imagine."[1]

The song is playable in the video game Green Day: Rock Band.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Last of the American Girls" was directed by Marc Webb and released to MTV on April 1, 2010.[3] The video alternates between the band playing in a desert and the character Gloria (Lisa Stelly) who appears in the video for "21 Guns", and is also a protagonist in the story of the album 21st Century Breakdown. Gloria is shown taking part in everyday activities, such as brushing her teeth, watching television, and cleaning her nails.

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Last of the American Girls" (album version) 3:51
CD maxi[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Last of the American Girls" (album version) 3:53
2. "Know Your Enemy" (live) 4:49
3. "21st Century Breakdown" (Studio 880 Sessions) 5:06
Digital download[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Last of the American Girls" (album version) 3:51
2. "Know Your Enemy" (live) 4:47
3. "21st Century Breakdown" (Studio 880 Sessions) 5:06

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[6] 29
Germany Singles Chart[7] 45
Hungarian Airplay Chart[8] 16
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs[9] 34
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs[10] 26


  1. ^ "21st Century Breakdown by Green Day". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  2. ^ "'Green Day: Rock Band': We've got a preview plus the exclusive 47-song track list!". Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  3. ^ "Last of the American Girls".
  4. ^ a b "Last Of The American Girls". Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Last Of The American Girls". Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Green Day - Last of the American Girls".
  7. ^ "Hitlist Germany KW 7".
  8. ^ "Hungarian Airplay Chart". Mahasz. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  9. ^ "Last of the American Girls/She's a Rebel".
  10. ^ "Green Day Album & Song Chart History".

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