Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
Single by Green Day
from the album Nimrod
B-side"Desensitized"
"Rotting"
ReleasedOctober 17, 1997
RecordedJune 1996
GenreAcoustic rock, soft rock
Length2:34 (album version)
2:28 (music video)
LabelReprise
Songwriter(s)Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day
Producer(s)Rob Cavallo, Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"Hitchin' a Ride"
(1997)
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
(1997)
"Redundant"
(1999)
"Hitchin' a Ride"
(1997)
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
(1997)
"Redundant"
(1999)

"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is the second single off American punk rock band Green Day's fifth studio album Nimrod. The song was released on October 17, 1997. The song was first written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong before the release of the band's third album Dookie in 1994 but the song was not released until Green Day's fifth album, Nimrod in 1997.

In 1998, the band were able to win their first MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.[1] The song was also nominated in the category of Viewer's Choice.[2]

The song has become popular at prom dances, to the band's surprise.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Alternative Video". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  2. "MTV Video Music Awards History: Viewer's Choice". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  3. "Top 10 Prom Songs". CBS. Retrieved 2014-11-25.

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