20 June 2005
Punk rock, Pop punk
June 20, 2005 (Europe, United Kingdom) June 21, 2005 (North America)
Greatest Hits (2005)
Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (2008)
Jerry Finn, Thom Wilson, Dave Jerden, Brendan O'Brien
The Offspring albums, Punk rock albums
Greatest Hits is a 2005 compilation album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, compiling hit singles from five of their seven studio albums along with the previously unreleased songs "Can't Repeat" and "Next to You", the latter of which is a cover version of The Police song included as a hidden track at the end of the album. Greatest Hits peaked at no. 8 on the Billboard 200, with 70,000 copies sold in its first week of release, and has been certified Gold & Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
- The offspring gone away
- Multiple drummers
- Track listing
- International bonus tracks
- DualDisc edition
"Can't Repeat" was released as a single to promote the album, and peaked at no. 9 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and no. 10 on its Mainstream Rock Tracks. "Next to You" was also released as a single to radio stations, peaking at no. 29 on Mainstream Rock Tracks. A DVD/UMD video entitled Complete Music Video Collection was released a month later to complement Greatest Hits. It included the music videos for all fourteen songs on Greatest Hits (excluding "Next to You", for which no video was filmed), as well as three additional songs which had been released as singles but were not included on Greatest Hits: "The Meaning of Life" and "I Choose" from Ixnay on the Hombre, and "She's Got Issues" from Americana. These songs, along with several others the band had released as singles during the course of their career, had not charted as highly as those selected for Greatest Hits.
The offspring gone away
The album's two new tracks, "Can't Repeat" and "Next to You", were recorded during the period in which Atom Willard was the band's official drummer. Original drummer Ron Welty had left the group in early 2003, and professional drummer Josh Freese had recorded the drum tracks for the band's 2003 album Splinter after his departure. Willard joined shortly after the album's release and appeared with them in the music video for the single "(Can't Get My) Head Around You". Willard appeared with the band in the "Can't Repeat" music video. In late 2005 Willard officially announced that he was leaving The Offspring to focus on Angels & Airwaves. Freese again recorded drum tracks for The Offspring for their 2008 album Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace before it was announced that Willard's permanent replacement would be former Face to Face drummer Pete Parada.
All music composed by The Offspring except where noted.
International bonus tracks
The DualDisc edition of the album has the standard 14 track album on the CD side. The DVD side has the same 14 tracks in 5.1 surround sound, commentary by singer Dexter Holland and guitarist Noodles, and the two performing an acoustic rendition of the song "Dirty Magic" from the band's second album Ignition.
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