| March 22, 2010|
3:51 (Album version)
| Digital download, CD single|
Pop punk, alternative rock
"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 number 26 on the US alternative rock chart. The song impacted radio on May 11, 2010.
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."
The song is playable in the video game Green Day: Rock Band.
Last of the American Girls Wikipedia
The music video for "Last of the American Girls" was directed by Marc Webb and released to MTV on April 1, 2010. 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.