Best Green Day Songs


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1Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Great song simply love it I listen to it daily!
It is epic really... It is one of the best rock song I have heard in my life!

The soothing music. The thought-provoking lyrics. Billie's amazing voice. The enchanting video.
It's got everything ever needed for a perfect song!

I absolutely LOVE this song. It describes how I feel everyday! The song also proves that even famous musicians feel like they are lost in a different world wishing for someone to find them.

So far, I feel this is the best song written in the 21st century.

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2Basket Case

Green day started a revolution on 1994 with Dookie.. Their
Music had certainly had qualities similar to nirvana's (teenage angst).. They brought punk back into the mainstream.. They brought what the music industry needed at the time

Best song ever. It should be much higher on this chart. I also love this album dookie. It was the first green day album I ever had and I still listen to it 24/7. I think all green day fans should love this album;. Fl

Best Song by Green Day. Amazing yet funny lyrics and an explosive introduction! This song makes me think of the times that I've been Paranoid myself

Awesome song

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Cannot stop listening to this song! Absolutely love the riff, playing on my own guitar is great fun. Enjoy every moment of it, from its Riffs, to its Solo, to its "rebelness" to its own Green Day Style. Love this one!

Way better than anything else by GD. This song is so punkish and awesome. I can listen to it over and over and not get tired of it

Holiday is more than a green day song, it could be an anthem for a 21st century rise generation because all of us can sing it loud at once, because is not anti American, it's anti-war

Right up there with my favorite songs.

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4Jesus of Suburbia

Ok this song shows every members talents like when mike dirnt does the voice crescendos or when tre destroys the drums and of course billie just rocks it

Song that was on my head for whole of my college life... Awesome song!

I love this song so much. the lyrics are very touching to me. Green day is such an awesome band I love them so much. they really have helped me through everything.

This song does a perfect job of being great at every single point in the song. All 9:08 minutes of it is pure, raw, genius from Green Day.

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5Wake Me Up When September Ends

Billie joe dedicated this song to his dad who died during war... I'm sure this song means a lot to him.

It should be a toss-up between this and 21 Guns for the number 1 spot

His dad did not die in the war... He died of cancer. I watched a documentary of his life.

Totally amazing :P the lyrics are significant, the guitar is amazing and the meaning of the song is simply very touching

It is really rare that an artist can communicate so much emotion through a song. The opening chords are enough to make me tear up a little.

Such an amazing song with beautiful lyrics that pierce the soul.

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621 Guns

Awesome one.. Just Love it.. No-other song is as good as this one.. Green day Rocks... The more you listen.. The more you'll love

All in this song is awesome: the rhythm, the guitar, the lyrics...
Its very expressive!
Come on, this song deserves the 1st place!

Epic, simply epic, the seriousness of the song and then blasting out into ferocity to express the songs feelings, so punk.

No other song is as good as this one

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7Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Although I love their faster songs (american idiot basket case etc) this is my favourite of them all. There are just no words to describe it. All I can say is Green Day are the best band of all time.

Inspiring. It really summarizes life, and can be applied to pretty much anyway anywhere. The acoustics are awesome, and it proves that Green day can do other types of music.

This is my favourite song, it's great because of acoustic guitar and its easy to play and sing

Come on, this is by far the best. It was so in your face!

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8American Idiot

Without a doubt the most well known Green day song, and according to many, it is the song that propelled Green Day to superstardom at the turn of the century. The song is essentially mocking American culture, its pig headedness, its ignorance and everything else. It has such a great rhythm created by grerat guitar playing. I guess the video is what will stay in our mindes the most though, that large American flag with green stripes melting!

The band's best album was named after the song. But despite its popularity, the song's magic I believe still cannot compare with the top five.

there shouldn't have any bugging that amrican idiot is the best song of green day; 21 guns, holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, novacaine, wake me up when sept. ends are among the bests after american idiot.

Full of passion and creativity. Serious don't understand why Broken Dreams is their most popular song, yeah, it's emotional and whatever but it's so boring. This song clocks in at just over 9 minutes and it's full of emotion and personal stories, it's powerful and engaging the entire time. Easily the best song by Green Day. Their other hits do have catchier hooks though.

Its not nine minutes long its only 2 and a half your thinking of jesus of suburbia

One of the best songs by Green Day. Although Boulevard of broken dreams and 21 guns are better options.

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One of the best punk songs ever. Its dynamics is awesome. The chorus is really heart grabbing. And the bridge! (I've got no motivation) is great. And just compare the lyrics with the name! Does it strike?

I still do not understand how this is NOT in the top 5! This is one of their trademark songs and easily their most Punk song, ever. Listen to the chorus, it's the best chorus they've ever written along with 21 Guns. Vote!

I urge all TRUE GREEN DAY fans to vote for this and other such vintage songs... I mean you're either ignorant or pretty dumb if you are not voting for the old energetic songs!

Guys if u haven't heard this song u should listen to it right now it's the best thing ever!

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10When I Come Around

Wow, nine really? This is one of green days best songs and it represents their best time and best music

It hurts to see that almost all of thw top ten songs are from American idiot or 21st century breakdown personally I believe dookie was way better than these two and when I come around is the best song EVER

Was at a Green Day concert with my sister, and this was one of the songs where most people just got the "what the f*** is this" face, while the rest screamed "when I come around"
One of the best concert moments apart from the "DIE DIE DIE" part of metallica's creeping DEATH! - Psykosauron

Honestly, this deserves to be WAY higher than number 10. They put Holiday before this one? REALLY?!

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The Contenders

11Welcome to Paradise

Catchy riff, great lyrics, Green Day at their best.

The best Green Day song on Dookie. Should most definitely be before Basket Case and maybe actually in the top 5. Great bass solo

Really really REALLY hard to choose, but I love the bass solo in this song Go Green Day!

I think it was their first HUGE song (was it in Kerplunk or Dookie? )

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12Brain Stew

This song is awesome with a sexy riff. - InsertNameHere

Definitely best song of all time by green day let's get this up there on top ten at least thought it should be number one!


This is a fantastic song especially with Jaded right after, it should definitely be in the top 10

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This is easily the most underrated Green Day song ever! It is absolutely one of their best songs in terms of writing, vocals, and general theme. Billie's writing is phenomenal, but in this song, he completes the beautiful sad story of American Idiot. People vote this song up! "Home, we're coming home again" is one of the most powerful bits I've heard.

This song is ok to say that this is the most underrated Green Day song OF ALL TIME, I don't know why people don't like this song and the lyrics really tell a story that's what I like about all of Green Day's songs

Amazing song! Way better than the much overrated Jesus of Suburbia.

Honestly best song from this album it ties everything together and puts and end to the album epically. - uofmfan1221

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This should be the best song ever written. They simply explain that they want no authority, and they're happy to be a minority.
I wanna be the minority!
I don't need your authority!
Down with the moral majority!
Cause I wanna be the minority!

I tend to CONNECT with this song the most.. Amazing lyrics

Awesome lyrics... Awesome music.. Nice aggression.. Fell for this song! - ror":{ "message":"(#803)someof

Most be in the top 5

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15Hitchin' a Ride

TOP 10 it's all American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. Don't get me wrong those 2 albums are GREAT, especially American Idiot, but you just can't put in the top 10 7 songs from American Idiot, you are leaving behind Minority, Hitchin' a Ride, Welcome to Paradise, Brain Stew, Longview.. Those are Green Day's classics..

The american idiot album was good, but the older Green Day music was amazing. Songs like hitchin' a ride along with welcome to paradise, long view, and brain stew are why we all love Green Day. The more punk stuff is their best stuff

This needs to be top ten... So does Longview... Brain Stew... Whatsername... Instead of the overrated jesus of suburbia, 21 guns, know your enemy and amercian idiot

Hey mister where you heading?

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1621st Century Breakdown

This song is awesome! This song will surely make up the whole album in its very few minutes. This song sums up the whole album. I can't stop hearing it. It reminds me of my old friends. We used to dance at the tune of this song this song is the trademark of our group and one of the Green Day's best song ever!

This is one of my favorite songs of all time. It's so sadly true, and more people need to hear it.

21st century is one of the best songs of green day, not the best (there are always better ones) but still it is very very very good! of course all green day songs are awesome

there is only one song I don't like. thats panic song (whats the deal with that) but every band has thier ups and downs

Needs top 10 spot

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Yess! I can listen to this on a loop and never get tired of it. A pity it's in 17th it's one of my favorite GD songs. I wish I could see them playing it live!

Remember whatever
It seems like forever ago
Awesome song man, get it in the top 15 guys please, this is pure punk!

Not only my favorite Green Day song, but probably one of my favorite songs of all time! So emotional and a great conclusion to the album's story!

Th lyrics, melody, and rhythm really touch my heart.

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18East Jesus Nowhere

This is such an AWESOME SONG, should be in TOP 10.

come on this is so NOT happening...
one of the BEST GREEN DAY songs @ no.11?!
should be like no.5 or 4!
this song is DOWN RIGHT AWESOME! m/

this song really is one green day's masterpieces.
should be at least in top 5

I love this song so much! I didn't even know it before I got the album, but now it's one of my favorites. This should at least be in the top ten, being a really energetic awesome song.

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19Know Your Enemy

I will be honest, when I first listened to this song I did not listen deeply enough to the lyrics and thus was surprised when I heard that it had won an award for deep and meaningful lyrics. But if you listen to it closely, it becomes so much easier to see how its great. Not only does it have a great rhythm but it sends a strong warning to people to avoid corruption and violence in the world as it labels it as the 'enemy'. Billie almost demands the question to the listener "Do you know the enemy? " indicating that it is extremely important to be aware of such evils I the world.

I have heard the best drums ever played in this song.. tre cool you rock... and what a superb screaming vocal... must be ahead... its smackdown theme song undoubtedly the song is due 2 its drums... thumps up...

This song made me rethink everything I thought about people and how to judge them so it should be a lot higher then number 10 like

Can listen to it over and over

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"She" is pretty awesome. It seems to be over REALLY quickly, which is a shame. The chorus is really catchy and I just find it the most easy to listen to of theirs. Not necessarily their best but their most fun, and quick. Love it!

"She" is one of my favorite Green Day songs! I don't understand why it didn't get a higher ranking. The song is so underrated it sickens me.

One of the most energetic songs I ever heard. It is such a good song. It is very short but boh so powerful. The lyrics are great. By no means best but it is cerainly one of the best.

Amazing I LOVE the entire album

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