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International Superhits!
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Greatest hits album by Green Day
Released November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13)
Recorded 1993–2001
Genre Punk rock, pop punk
Length 60:44
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Jerry Finn, Green Day
Green Day chronology
Warning
(2000)Warning2000
International Superhits!
(2001)
Shenanigans
(2002)Shenanigans2002
Singles from International Superhits!
  1. "Poprocks & Coke"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Maria"
    Released: 2002

International Superhits! is a greatest hits album by 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 and 2x Platinum in the United Kingdom for sales of 600,000.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME 6/10[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[8]
Under the Radar 9/10[9]

Upon its release, International Superhits! charted in ten countries. The album peaked at no. 40 on the Billboard 200 in the United States,[10][11] and was a success in several other countries, peaking as high as no. 4 in Japan;[12] the lowest peak in any country was in Germany at no. 67.[13] It was certified Gold in Canada eight days after its release, for sales of over 50,000 units.[14] 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.[15] Also in 2005 it reached no. 1 on Billboard's Catalog Albums chart.[10] It has also been certified 2x Platinum in the United Kingdom for sales of 852,000, and Triple Platinum in Australia for sales of over 210,000,[16] bringing its worldwide sales to over 2,062,000.

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".[1] 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."[7]

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 Album Length
1. "Maria" Re-recorded B-side from Waiting's 7" single, 2001 2:47
2. "Poprocks & Coke" Previously unreleased 2:38
3. "Longview" Dookie, 1994 3:53
4. "Welcome to Paradise" Dookie 3:44
5. "Basket Case" Dookie 3:01
6. "When I Come Around" Dookie 2:58
7. "She" Dookie 2:14
8. "J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt) Originally previously unreleased from Dookie but later re-recorded for Angus soundtrack and it later became a non-album single, 1995 2:51
9. "Geek Stink Breath" Insomniac, 1995 2:15
10. "Brain Stew" Insomniac 3:13
11. "Jaded" Insomniac 1:30
12. "Walking Contradiction" Insomniac 2:31
13. "Stuck with Me" Insomniac 2:15
14. "Hitchin' a Ride" Nimrod, 1997 2:51
15. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" Nimrod 2:33
16. "Redundant" Nimrod 3:18
17. "Nice Guys Finish Last" Nimrod 2:49
18. "Minority" Warning, 2000 2:47
19. "Warning" Warning 3:41
20. "Waiting" Warning 3:11
21. "Macy's Day Parade" Warning 3:33
Total length: 60:44

Personnel[edit]

Green Day

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[17] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[18] 48
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 67
Irish Albums (IRMA)[20] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[21] 17
Japan (Oricon)[12] 4
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 61
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 15
US Billboard 200[25] 40

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Belgium (BEA)[27] Gold 15,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[28] Gold 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[29] Gold 40,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[30] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[31] 2× Platinum 400,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[33] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

International Supervideos![edit]

International Supervideos!
Green Day - International Supervideos! cover.jpg
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)Warning2000
International Supervideos!
(2001)
Shenanigans
(2002)Shenanigans2002

Released the same day as International Superhits!, the International Supervideos! DVD collects fifteen of Green Day's music videos from 1994 to 2001.[35] 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.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Director Length
1. "Longview" (from Dookie, January 1994) Mark Kohr 3:52
2. "Basket Case" (from Dookie, April 1994) Kohr 3:12
3. "When I Come Around" (from Dookie, November 1994) Kohr  
4. "Geek Stink Breath" (from Insomniac, September 1995) Kohr  
5. "Stuck with Me" (from Insomniac, November 1995) Kohr  
6. "Brain Stew/Jaded" (from Insomniac, December 1995) Kevin Kerslake  
7. "Walking Contradiction" (from Insomniac, April 1996) Roman Coppola  
8. "Hitchin' a Ride" (from Nimrod, August 1997) Kohr  
9. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" (from Nimrod, November 1997) Kohr  
10. "Redundant" (from Nimrod, March 1998) Kohr  
11. "Nice Guys Finish Last" (from Nimrod, November 1998) Evan Bernard  
12. "Last Ride In" (from Nimrod, September 1999) Lance Bangs  
13. "Minority" (from Warning, August 2000) Bernard  
14. "Warning" (from Warning, November 2000) Francis Lawrence  
15. "Waiting" (from Warning, May 2001) Marc Webb  

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