Americana (The Offspring album)

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Americana
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998
Recorded1998 at Eldorado Recording Studio in Burbank, California
GenrePunk rock
Length43:35
LabelColumbia
ProducerDave Jerden
The Offspring chronology
'Ixnay on the Hombre
(1997)
Americana 'Conspiracy of One
(2000)

Americana is the fifth album by American punk rock band The Offspring, released in 1998. One of their most successful albums to date, it debuted at #6 on the US Billboard 200[3] and peaked at #2.[4] The album has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written by the Offspring; except "Feelings" - Morris Albert and Louis Felix-Marie Gaste, with lyrical parody by Dexter Holland.

  1. "Welcome" – 0:09
  2. "Have You Ever" – 3:56
  3. "Staring at the Sun" – 2:13
  4. "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" – 3:08
  5. "The Kids Aren't Alright" – 3:00
  6. "Feelings" (Parody/cover of Morris Albert's 1975 single) – 2:51
  7. "She's Got Issues" – 3:48
  8. "Walla Walla" – 2:57
  9. "The End of the Line" – 2:59
  10. "No Brakes" – 2:06
  11. "Why Don't You Get a Job?" – 2:52
    • After "Why Don't You Get a Job?", a spoken interlude is heard.
  12. "Americana" – 3:15
  13. "Pay the Man" – 10:19
    • "Pay the Man" ends at 8:08, followed by the hidden track "Pretty Fly (Reprise)" at 9:16 (on some versions the hidden track is accessed by rewinding from the beginning index of "Pay the Man"). The track is a mariachi reprise of the song "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" that lasts for only a minute.

Personnel[change | change source]

The Offspring[change | change source]

Other musicians[change | change source]

  • Carlos Gomez - Guitar
  • Bryan Carlstrom - Engineer
  • Annette Cisneros - Assistant Engineer
  • Derrick Davis - Flute
  • Higgins - Vocals (background)
  • Dave Jerden - Producer, Mixing
  • Eddy Schreyer - Mastering
  • Sean Evans - Art Direction
  • Frank Kozik - Artwork
  • Gabriel McNair - Horn
  • John Mayer - Vocals
  • Justin Beope - Artwork
  • Alvaro Macias - Biguela
  • Phil Jordan - Horn
  • Davey Havok- Vocals (background)
  • Jack Grisham- Vocals (background)

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[5] Gold 30,000x
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5× Platinum 350,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[7] Platinum 50,000x
Brazil (ABPD)[8] Platinum 250,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[9] 1× Diamond 1,000,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[10] Platinum 52,798[10]
France (SNEP)[11] 2× Platinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.*
Germany (BVMI)[12] Gold 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[13] 5× Platinum 1,000,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[14] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[15] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[16] 4× Platinum 60,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[17] Platinum 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[18] Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] Platinum Expression error: Missing operand for *.^
Sweden (GLF)[20] 2× Platinum 160,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[change | change source]

  1. Americana at AllMusic
  2. Robert Christgau. "Consumer Guide Reviews". Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  3. "Chart Beat Bonus". Billboard. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  4. "The Offspring - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  5. "Argentinian album certifications – The Offspring – Americana". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.
  6. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. "Austrian album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter The Offspring in the field Interpret. Enter Americana in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  8. "Brazilian album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  9. "Canadian album certifications – Offspring – Americana". Music Canada.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Finnish album certifications – Offspring – Americana" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. "French album certifications – Offspring – Americana" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  12. "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Offspring; 'Americana')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  13. "Japanese album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.
  14. "Mexican album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.
  15. "Dutch album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers.
  16. "New Zealand album certifications – The Offspring – Americana". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
  17. "Norwegian album certifications – The Offspring – Americana" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  18. "Polish album certifications – Offspring – Americana" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV).
  19. "Discos de platino y oro 1999". El Mundo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 12, 2005. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
  20. "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  21. "British album certifications – The Offspring – Americana". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Americana in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  22. "American album certifications – The Offspring – Americana". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH