Best Green Day Songs
This is the song that really got me into Green Day. My sister played them a lot on her iPod and had CDs when I was younger so I kind of had a head start except she went off to university and I couldn't listen to them. However, I heard Wake me Up When September Ends on the radio and it gave me major nostalgia so I stated listening to it every so often. A few months later, my mum played Boulevard Of Broken Dreams in the garden (I'm not sure if it was on a mix playlist or what) but I heard it from inside and decided to check it out, thinking it was Green Day and I was correct! From there I started listening to more and more songs, I had Basket Case, Holiday, 21 Guns and American Idiot on my playlist after that and soon after it became one of my favourite bands. I now have a ton of their songs on my playlist and I'm waiting for my sister to give me some of her old CDs!
Great song, but maybe a bit overplayed. Also I have no idea why people say it rips off wonderwall. I can't make myself hear the similarities.
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!
I never really got into green day until I heard basket case for the first time 3 years back. I was instantly captured by Gd's style and I was begging for more. This was the next song I turned to and to be honest, I didn't like it that much. Then christmas came around heard this song while walking around at night to see neighbor's lights. An american flag caught my eye and I pictured green day playing right in front of me with a snowman. Don't ask me why. But ever since this has been my favorite gd song of all time because it takes me back to that moment. Weird story, I know. Hope it inspires.
I don't really have anything to say about this song that hasn't been said already, so I guess just great pop punk song. It's awesome.
It is nothing short of legendary.
This is exactly what a song should be, catchy, but you don't even know it is catchy. Fast and slow, aggressive and mellow, it is all going on at the same time. I think this song is the blood that runs through Green Day's veins. It is not Green day, because is bigger than a song, but this is the one which makes Green Day what it is.
I bet 90 percent of the people who voted boulevard of broken dreams haven't even heard of dookie.. Can we PLEASE get some classics like longviee brain stew and hitchin a ride in the top 5 or at least 10. And this song tops them all classic Green Day all the way. Fast pace exciting and full of energy, and did they play boulevard of broken dreams at the Green Day induction in to rock and roll hall of fame? No because even they know this song tops it by a long shot!
I know Boulavard of Broken Dreams is only up there because music listeners like pop punk more than classic punk. But just trying to say that Basket Case isn't the best so you look different is useless. I obviously love Boulavard of Broken Dreams, it's just that people try to pick it just to be different or because they don't want fresh punk. But the opening for this song alone is the reason for it to be the best.
One of the most epic songs out there, and without a doubt it has material that is worth checking out, the lyrics are great, the guitar basses are extreme but efficient, and without a doubt the best of the song as always: the voice of Billy Joe Armstrong GIVE HIM A CHANCE
One of the best songs of all time, it really speaks out to the teenage population suffering from depressing lives. The song practically describes the life of an adolescent named Jesus who is so well revered in the teenage society that he may as well be a god, but he leads a very hedonistic lifestyle, full of sex, drugs, alcohol, and graffiti. His mother tells he needs to stop but he calls her pathetic and when he finds out his girlfriend dumped him he leaves town, but not after placing a handprint (made of his own blood) on a bathroom wall. The song ends with a loud blaring "I don't care!". This song really depicts the animalistic lifestyle that leads many teenagers to shame and sadness.
Probably my favourite song of all time.
In my opinion, NO band these days focuses on lyrics as much as these guys do. This song, in particular, has so many quotable lines! The whole song is an anthem for the broken and the forgotten.
It's probably the most story-oriented song in the album, so it isn't really "radio-friendly" and is the second longest song made by this legendary band, so most people wouldn't have even heard of this one. But regardless of how you view it, (many will call it emo or even straight-up pop), this album, with this splendid masterpiece, is pure rock and roll.
It's not a song, it's a nine minute-long, five-part epic that segues from one great song to another, and that's what makes it a monumental beast of a track.
EVERY single member's talents are accentuated to the best; right from Billie Joe Armstrong's amazing songwriting and rants, to Mike Dirnt's devastatingly pure bass line and the solo in between, to Tre Cool (Who mixes up his ...more
This is easily one of my favorite songs of all time! However, this website really bothers me because you never have the real, die hard fans voting on what the actual best songs are, so here you go...
"MY" top 20 Green Day songs (kind of in order)
Jesus of Suburbia, Homecoming, Who Wrote Holden Caulfield? (for those who haven't heard it, it's a MUST LISTEN), J.A.R., Basket Case, King For a Day, Holiday, Castaway, Blood, Sex and Booze, Desensitized, HaHa You're Dead, St. Jimmy, When I Come Around, 16, Stuart and the Ave, American Eulogy, Welcome to Paradise, Hitchin' A Ride, Platypus (I Hate You), Macy's Day Parade.
This song is absolutely amazing. It's got everything a song should: killer riff, an amazing bass bridge and energetic drums the whole way through. And the best part, it wasn't about love so it sets itself apart from other songs about love and losing your love of your life and blah blah blah. It's is so rebellious and it's an anthem. It's anti-war so you can sing it and not get beat up on the streets. It's energetic, simple and loud. The way a lot of songs should be.
Although people often describe Holiday as the 'party' (due to its upbeat tempo and delivery) and ' Boulevard of Broken Dreams' the 'hangover', Holiday has (in my opinion) a more sinister purpose than the latter. The songs cheer is meant to express how the band feels as they try to escape from the lies and corrupion of the first world, as they decide to avoid by going on a life-long holiday. However this is not bad, in fact init adds to the significance and wisdom of the song which includes direct mocking of the Nazi regime and the war in Iraq.
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!
Come on people. Billie Joe, Tre, and Mike have never had a better song than this hard rock punk ballad, Holiday. Tre's beat was catchy as can be, although not as fast or flashy as other songs. Mike's bass solo, slick and unusually metallic, was mesmerizing. Billie Joe proved his vocal quality and guitar skill with his squeaky, medium-tempo riff and dragged out melodious vocal notes.
Probably the second saddest song I've heard behind tears of heaven if not first. Also if you're a Green Day fan and you don't know what this song is about, please don't wake billie up on social media on october 1st.
Okay this song is amazing, it has so many feelings in it. We can feel it in Billie's voice. He even cried while performing this song and that shows how much this songs means to him. For everybody that doesn't know, this song is about his dad that died form cancer when Billie was 10. And the famous story they say but I don't know if it's true is that Billie, at his dad funeral, couldn't handle it and he ran back home crying. His mom came after him and he has locked the door and when his mom asked him to open it, he just said 'wake me up when September ends' (his dad died the 16th of September) but what I know for sure it's that this song is amazing and that it's about Billie's dad who died from cancer. Lots of support to Billie and people who makes jokes about this song, it isn't funny at all. Imagine if you had lost your parent at 10. It isn't funny now huh? STOP THE JOKES.
As a 40 year old who loves - almost exclusively - the era of classic rock that features such giants as Led Zeppelin, Lynrd Skynrd, and CSNY...I've come to discover there's some significant depth of meaning behind much of Green Day's song output. This is one of the very best songs I've heard this side of the new century. The lyrics and melody of the song are as touching as the story behind it...as perfect a synopsis as you will find about the experience of heartbreak and loss. It's as emotionally moving as any song I've heard.
I may have never discovered this song without my daughter, Alyssa. Thanks sweetheart. It's amazing the things we can learn and discover from our own children.
Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote this song about his father, who died of cancer on September 1, 1982. At his father's funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie's room, Billie simply said, "Wake me up when September ends, " hence the title. This song is very emotional and the lyrics hold lots of significance. This is one of my all time favourite songs and I absolutely love it. Its amazing and the story behind it is heartbreaking. This should be at the top.
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.
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.
What why are the American Idiots voting for Boulevard and 21, and not the revolutionary song of the album of the same name? Seriously, though. AI is the best Green Day Song because the song literally is the reflects Green Day Persona; Badass rebels against the culturual conformity.
It's political and really expresses what the band thinks of america and how they think the media runs the country (in a bad way). Billy also sings "we're not the ones who's meant to follow" and to me that's a way of saying "don't be like everyone else, be yourself".
This song is very close to me. I feel like songs that are mellow like this are also a favorite of mine. I've sang this song for a decent amount of times and I have never forgotten the lyrics. Here are some facts I found about this song...
1) This song addresses the topic of patriotism. Frontman and chief songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong told Q magazine May 2009: "It brings up 21st Century Breakdown in a lot of ways, and the 21 gun-salute for someone that's fallen, but done in an arena rock 'n' roll sort of way."
2) At the pre-release preview of 21st Century Breakdown, the MTV News reviewer called this song, "a cell-phones-in-the-air anthem."
It was the first Green Day song I ever heard. It is not my favorite and you'll be surprised why I want it first but I don't know, every time I listen to it I just feel that feeling, this amazing feeling that I can't just describe. The first time I listened to it, I was so amazed by Billie, I fell "in love" with him but with Green Day too and I just started searching many informations about Green Day. I know everything about them now and I even have a fandom account. 21 guns it's a beautiful song and 5 of my friends even though they don't like Green Day a lot, they LOVE this song. Personally, my favorite song is 'Holiday' but this one deserves the first place cause I think it's a beautiful song, and the original version and the Broadway one. It's just so beautiful and this feeling I feel is beautiful too. It brings me back to 21/01/2014, the day I listened to this song and Green Day for the first time. I watched the whole video so amazed. I know I'm not a fan for a long time but you ...more
Can't define this song.. Just.. Ahhh it's so addicting I can't sleep without listening to it. And after waking up I listen to this, too.. It.. It has something enchanting, mesmerizing in it... The lyrics, the thoughts.. It reaches the inside so deeply.. And. And. The voice.. I LOVE the VOICE.. So.. So mind provoking and killer voice.. I love billy's voice and yes the guitar and every damn thing about this song.. The music, the everything speaks my words and to my depth.. This and the boulevard of broken dreams.. These two are my favorite of Green Day. I love them after these songs. And yah all of the songs are awesome- so different from any other band.. The intensity... And this song is EPIC
This is a very speical song which has touched many around the world. Although some of the lyrics can seem obscure, it essentially describes the horrors of war and the fact that the soldiers tasks do not match what they really believe in. It practically gives a 21 gun salute both to those who died and to those willing to 'raise up their arms into the sky' and ' give up the fight' to stop the atoricities. Although it was not quite as successful as some of the songs below it, I believe it has such a strong univerasal message that it has to be included in the top five. One line that particularly struck me was ' do you know what's worth fighting for, when its not worth dying for? ' Need I say more?
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?
This is the song that made Green Day famous. It's the "Teen Spirit" of Green Day. Goes from a quiet, deep bass line to a loud, and high guitar riff, very cool. Should definitely be above basketcase for starters because this is the best song on dookie, and it should be above all the other songs, because dookie is the best album by Green Day.
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 fell in love with this song the first time I heard it! The lyrics are hilarious and Mike Dirnt's bass rift is simply amazing! This is one of my favorite if not my FAVORITE Green Day song by far! I'm just amazed it isn't much higher up!
I understand that the songs above this are catchy, but this song represents where Green Day came from and the impact they've made. If you had the honor of graduating since this song was released then you have heard this played at your reception. I've been a life long Green Day fan and when I think of Green Day, this is the song that strikes me as one of the greatest of all time. I love the entire American Idiot album and that is possibly one of the best albums of all time, but this song, this IS Green Day
People may argue that "American idiot" was more known, or "Boulevard of broken dreams" was more iconic or " Jesus of Surburbia" had a deeper message about society, but I believe this short but sweet ballad is the best Green Day song. It is the only song of theirs to be listed in A triple J ( Australian radio) all-time best songs list. The pure message of the song describes how people end up facing decisions which are unforeseeable, and they naturally doubt them even though they are the right thing to do most of the time. The song's beauty lies in zBillie's advice- to see these decisions not as blind steps but as an opportunity to become a better person. And he hopes that people have enjoyed themselves in their lives before they are changed. Although this is primarily a neutral and insightful song, a negative heading was added as the song was written about Billie's gf who had to leave him due to unforseeable circumstances, and thus Billie was understandably upset. But the " Time of ...more
Yes this song has been used countless times for graduation and yes it seems overplayed but there is no doubt that this song is lightyears better than Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns. This song is relatable to anyone and everyone and is simple, short and gets the message across which is what Green Day is best at.
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.
Amazing song, I've been listening to it lots during my last year in high school. It's probably the one I can relate to the most too.
Was at a Green Day concert with my sister, and this was one of the songs where most people just got the "what 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!
Wow, there must be a lot of young people commenting and voting on these songs. When I Come Around was an epic 90's anthem. Green Day had a stellar career pre-American Idiot for all of you who don't know. Amazing song that deserves to be much higher!
Amazing Song, makes me think about my friends and buddies. Just pure awesomness: the riff and the lyrics. The bass is also pretty awesome and tre does a great job with a few drum fills. My all time Green Day favourite... Cheers me up anytime.
So good it had to come back in another album, Warner sure knew they would be missing out on this brilliant song if they didn't buy the rights for it at the time. Fast and strong, without hurting us. It seems to me like it compiles 90% of Green Day's aura and crams it all in this 3 minute song.
Best song man this song rocks everybody man this song is best on the Dookie CD And even much better than Basket case, long view, she and Their ever worst song when I come around I've ever listen. Man please vote this song up...
Oh my God. Love the layered solo and the harmony in the chorus. If you guys like other awesome Green Day songs like holiday/boulevard of broken dreams, then you should love this!
The best Green Day song on Dookie. Should most definitely be before Basket Case and maybe actually in the top 5. Great bass solo.
This song is kick ass with its sister song, jaded. The whole feeling of the song from start to finish gets you pumped and then jaded comes and just kicks you in the balls. I also find it quite funny that billy has a lisp in this song as some lyrics he says funny (e.G. : I'm having trouble trying to sthleep. )
Remindes me of the times I cannot sleep because of thinking and my brain is stewed with all the pressure I feel... things I shoulda done but didn't... yeah, I'm not an isomniac, that's why I connect it just with the "lack of enthusiasm" in my life... and you know... it perfectly fits >D my favourite songs
Laugh out loud how is this song not in the top 5, it helped green day become one of the greatest bands in the 90's punk era, and its one of the nest songs for beginner guitarist, AND its on the radio all the time AANND they play it live all the time!
Brain Stew is the basics of punk! How can you have the top 10 Green Day songs with this not in the list? It's not possible! Shows off the wonderful beauty in the style of writing that Green Day has.
When I started listening to Green Day this song used to be my favorite one. I mean come on I can't understand why people just don't love it. I adore it more than anything. The lyrics, the rhythm, the fact that they're all singing (except from Jason but he wasn't an official member of the band back then), the passion, even the length of the song is just impressive and even though usually it's tiring to listen to a 10 minute song, this one is so incredible! It is literally done before you can even understand it began. I remember how I always like melted in the last part, where Billie sings "Here they come marching down the street" I don't even know what's so different about that part but I just love Billie's voice in it. Also this song LIVE is just incredible! It's so energetic and it's so unfair it's so underrated!
My favorite song on the album for sure. I really like the first section, especially when Billie hits those high notes and says, "Jimmy died today, he blew his brains out to the bay". That was a great and dramatic way to end the alter ego. Many are people saying this is better than JOS, and although it can compete with it, doesn't have the same musicality and structure. Don't get me wrong, I like this song better than Jesus of Suburbia, but JOS brings out the band's best.
Seriously... Number 28!? Are you kidding me? Where are all the real Green Day fans at? 21 Guns deserves to be number 28 not Homecoming! Homecoming is probably their best song of all time! It shows all three's talents! And come on Whats up with all the 21st century breakdown songs in the top ten? Bring in some underrated songs like this one! This is by far the best song on American Idiot and one of Green Days's best songs of all time.
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.
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 song definitely deserves to be in the top 10! Better than welcome to paradise and definitely better than 21 guns! Please please listen to the song and then vote. The only drawback with that is that you won't be able to stop listening to it!
This song is everything! I do love when Green Day sings about politics and love, but when they create songs about other things like in Hitchin' a Ride, I love it! Not a lot of bands or artists these days can do that.
I could NEVER choose a favorite song. Green Day doesn't have a "best song", all of their songs are simply amazing and so different you can't compare them and you can't pick a favorite.
It makes me laugh how most of the songs people vote for are from American Idiot or 21stCB. Because, even though I just said all their songs are amazing and stuff, I believe that neither American Idiot nor 21stCB are their best albums. I bet 80% of the people voting here only know Boulevard of broken dreams..
They only know that one song because they actually play it in the radio.
And basket case because it was so popular.
But does anyone here know songs by Green Day like "Road to Acceptance", "Only of you", "At the library", "Stuart and the ave", etc.?
I bet no one does.
Come on people, check out ALL of their songs before you start voting.
You're not a real fan if you don't know their older songs haha.
This is today's society.
Just a great rock song, from the catchy acoustic line to the thundering chorus. It really is everything a good rock song should be. And if your still not convinced, it does have a pretty neat harmonica solo...
Gotta love Warning, great album and had damn good songs with it. When I heard Minority it really sealed the deal and I still enjoy this song to this day like it's brand new.
This song has powerful chords backed by melodious vocals. Simply ingenious, beats any Am. Idiot/21st Century Breakdown (Also known as Green Day's Breakdown) song.
This list is screwed up... they didn't get the top 5 correct. Holiday shouldn't be that high. The top 25 should be in this order.
1. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
2. Jesus of Suburbia
3. Basket Case
4. Wake Me Up When September ends
4a. Good Riddance
5a. 21 Guns
6. Brain Stew
8. When I come around
9. American Idiot
12. Hitchin' a ride
13. Welcome to Paradise
15. Macy's Day Parade
17. Give me Novocaine
17a. Forever Now
20. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
21. East Jesus nowhere
22. Know your enemy.
23. Bang Bang
24. 21st century breakdown
25. Still Breathing.
Okay, this song makes me cry. It's so emotional and the way Billie sings just make it even more sad. I don't know if it's the song or the album or just the memories this song brings me but it just makes me cry. I always tear up at the part :
"Remember, whatever, it seems like forever ago (2x)
The regrets are useless, she's in my head I must confess,
The regrets are useless, she's in my head from so long ago, go (4x)
Remember in the darkest night, if my memory serves me right,
I'll never turn back time, forgetting you but not the time..."
This song is my all time favorite. It's so emotional, and so sad, and so relateble, and I can listen to it so many times... It's the best way to end American Idiot, and the best way to end a sad day. Every time that I'm sad I will listen to it. it so fun to play on the guitar. I like how it goes through slow song to an angry and powerful song. Billy sings so good here, Tre plays the drums so good, The guitars are awesome, and every second of it is so good..
This song is one of those songs that I will never EVER get bored of listening to. You can practically hear the desperation and passion in the song. The guitar solo is so hauntingly beautiful and Billie Joe's voice is perfect. I remember listening to it for the first time and being unable to stop listening to it nonstop for the next 3 weeks.
Sharing the name with the album which it came from, it isn't hard to believe that it sums up the entire album (my personal favorite, no doubt) with the amazing story of Gloria and Christian. But to me, this song also sums up the century (hence its name). Every time I watch the music video or just plain listen to it, I feel like time is passing in front of my eyes. This song affects me in a way I can't entirely explain. The whole album is way better than the crap on the radio today.
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 song is also quite anti-America. It's got this opening that really draws you in. It really deserves to be the name of one of their albums. The fact that it's got like 5 verses makes it even better. The last three verses are just really heart pumping and loud. People need to hear more about this song and album.
Great song. I love songs that ridicule politics/America, and that's just this song, when you hear the lyrics "My name is no one // the long lost son // born on the Forth of July", "Born into Nixon I was raised in Hell", "Video games to the towers' fall // homeland security could kill us all" and that's only some.
I would certainly agree that this song should be in at least top five. The musicgasm that you get can't be compared to any of the above, with the riff being motivating, the chorus making you burst with anger and everything else. This song is a masterpiece.
This one is one of this best and it deserves a higher number. come on people, this is not a head of 21 guns. Just listen to the opening to the song and you will realized why it is so great, East Jesus Nowhere rocks!
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.
The lyrics are very deep. He asking the people to stop blindly believing what they're told about religion. That's very brave of them to voice their views publicly like that.
This song is off the underrated insomniac, and of course a song of American idiot is number one. not that American idiot is a bad album, but geek stink breath and insomniac blow boulevard and American idiot away. My dreams were broken when I heard that song. but geek stink breath is amazing should be much higher
How? HOW? This song is unbelievable, and it's 19th? This song has got the greatest guitar riffs in the history of the world! The only people who didn't vote for this song are people who have never listened to it!
Can I just say why is this so low Insomniac was a great album but the list gave American Idiot allll the credit this song and album is so UNDERRATED!
True Green Day. An awesome Punk song. Better than all the songs listed in the top 10 without a doubt. It seems a lot of people underrate Insomniac and the other lesser-known Green Day albums.
20th? Seriously? Dear God is this song underrated. I mean yeah Green Day has a lot of good songs but still this belongs somewhere in the top 10 at least. Just listen to the chorus, how does that NOT put you in a better mood? This song makes me smile and want to act like a crazy teenager again, how many other songs from ANY band can say the same?
This song is criminally underrated, I can't believe it's only #20 but really that's more indicative of how many amazing songs Green Day has than it is of this song being mediocre. Still I think this should at the very least be top 10, it puts me in a better mood than any other Green Day song.
"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!
I wish Green Day can release this as a single now! "She" deserves more recognition as it is such a good song with amazing lyrics and music! I never get tired of it and I agree with the person who says it seems to finish so soon.. I guess that's how great it is haha
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.
This is a great song! I love it each time I play it. I can't get enough of this song because I love the lyrics and the beat and music. Come on guys you should put this in the top 5 in my opinion. I love the album too and the best song or the most knowm one 21st century breakdown. I have got nearly all of Green Day songs on my IPod because I like them so much. Thanks again for setting up this website. Bye.
I think this song should be top 10. That's just my opinion, but It's a good one. I love how it was the smackdown theme song for WWE, "Know Your Enemy" refering to all the other wrestlers in the locker room being an enemy and they should watch out. I actually didn't even know this song till I watched smackdown, witch surprises me because I love Green Day so much!
This song is one of the songs that shaped my taste in music and got me to (so called) "rock" music (I don't like the term "rock music" because there's too much diversity in "rock" music to describe it in just one word). And, unlike Numb by Linkin Park (which was another super important song for me) I still love this one
I could never in my life find a song that can rival this.
Green Day at their finest. I am and will forever be a fan because of this song if nothing else. I love them, I love this song, this song is me!
Truly a work of art, Beautifull! Truly damn beautiful
Give Me Novacaine for me is kinda like a metaphor. I mean it feels like he's trying to escape depression or something, you know. And novacaine is like happiness. And that he's suffering the pain of depression.
This song got me through a really bad breakup, with its soothing yet powerful tone and lyrics, and its deeply relatable lyrics, it is hands down best song by Green Day.
This song is absolutely the best I've ever heard. I know it's about drugs, but in my opinion it's so much more than that. This is my all time favourite song.
A song that is simply epic. The guitar riffs always sound like they should belong to a rock anthem for the century and the sudden change in rhythm make it continue to be interesting to the end.
Ridiculously underrated, this would have been a single if Extraordinary girl had not been before it. It's sad, people hear Extraordinary girl and think "meh.." but if they had heard this first, I think letterbomb would have been just as popular as Holiday. P.S. the only reason holiday got popular was because people had to listen to it in order to get to Boulevard of broken dreams.
Lyrics that truly highlight the (mindless) rage of Jesus of Suburbia, Whatsername being the voice of change, a strong guitar energy that carries on throughout the piece: truly an underrated song.
This is a mind blowing and the most EPIC song off of American idiot. The line" where have all the bastards gone" literally gives me chills all the time. The last concluding lines always makes me cry.
This song is easily on my top 10,I never get bored while listening to this. such an amazing intro, guitar, billie joes vocals are wonderful as always, and the lyrics are amazing. I'm not suprised this is really low on the list because most of the people don't even know this song exist. But I'm sure that old fans know and enjoy listening to this masterpiece. I have so much respect for this song.
Not only my favorite GD song of all time but my absolute favorite song by any band. I absolutely LOVE this song to death. If it wasn't for this song I might not even be into Green Day. I thought their stuff was "okay" til I heard this song. Now they're my favorite band of all time.
The best song on NIMROD along with Hitchin A Ride of course. Should be at LEAST in the top 15-20, listen and vote for this extremely underrated song. It's better than half the songs ahead of it at the moment.
This awesome song off of Nimrod, the best song on Nimrod, has a complete tune and really awesome lyrics. The sing applies to real life. "I cannot sleep, I lost my voice...".
As I heard it for the first time a long ago, thought it can't be an usual Green Day song, but I really liked! Anyway, this song makes me feel old, irresponsible, habitual... But when I think of it, I fill my head with schemes, and ten I think again cause no one knows...
The only reason this song is so low is because most people have never listened to it.
I'm so glad to see this so high up! I thought I was a minority for liking it so much.
Guys I absolutely love this song but I Boulevard of Broken Dreams is #1 for good reasons