Best Green Day Songs


The Top Ten

1 Boulevard 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.


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2 Basket 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 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

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


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3 Jesus 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.

That's the best rock song I ever heard, shows every possible ups and downs

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4 Holiday

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

Best green day song

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5 Wake 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.

Beautiful song, I played this at my grandads funeral

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6 21 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.

The first time I watched this song live it made every hair stand on end, this should be number 1 x

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7 Good 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

My favorite Green Day song, should be top 5 in my opinion, Nimrod is the most underrated album besides warning. This has gotta be their best Non-punk song, much better than Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

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8 American 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.

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".

Listen to this song. This is the official Green Day song! It's great!

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9 Longview

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!

Top 5 AT LEAST - theyenmaster400

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10 When 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

This should be at the top! - Squidward48

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The Contenders

11 Brain 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!


The guitar reminds me of AC/DC for some reason

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12 Welcome 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!

Lets get it above When I Come Around and Basket Case

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13 Homecoming

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.

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!

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

My favorite Green Day song

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14 Hitchin' 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 is my favorite Green Day song in all of history. It has awesome guitar parts in it, pretty simple, but it is still really awesome.

Hey get it above Good Riddance

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15 Minority

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

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 ...more

Great song from an underrated album

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16 21st 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

I just love the sound and the lyrics. They're meaningful and they really say something. It's just a super cool song especially that part when you here Tre Cool playing that drum part and it just builds up sorta like an eager/anger type of feeling and then all of a sudden it stops and it goes into a sorta of love song type of thing and then your anger just goes away. That's amazing.

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17 Whatsername

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!

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

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!

By far the most underrated song by Green Day. Absolutely incredible.

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18 East Jesus Nowhere

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

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

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/

Should be above 21st Century Breakdown

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19 Know 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

Its actually pretty good. I was suprised.

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20 Letterbomb

How is this not with in the top 5! It's green day at it's best in my opinion! VOTE

Best song by Green Day in my opinion. Billy Joe also says its his favorite on the album in one of their videos in concert

Love the intro, with the guitar, then the drumming

Letterbomb is the best Green Day song ever!

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21 Give Me Novacaine / She's a Rebel

Give me a long kiss goodnight
and everything will be alright
Soothing yet pulsating... this is my favorite

This is my all time favorite song.
this song carried me through hard times and made the good times incredible. BEST SONG EVER! Top Ten 4 sure!

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


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22 She

"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.

This is what Punk's about: Rebel and choose your own path. Good lyrics combined with a strong and energetic song and don't forget short- as a statement should be. Not their best song but certainly this should be in the top 5!

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23 Geek Stink Breath

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!

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.

This list is complete crap! How is this not in the top 10!? This, REDUNDANT, HITCHIN A RIDE, LONGVIEW, BRAIN STEW, MACY's DAY PARADE ETC should all be MUCH higher! Where's all the REAL GD fans!?

From an underrated album

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24 Macy's Day Parade

I don't understand how this is 23, I'm green day's biggest fan and I know every single one of these songs and this one should definitely be up there! Maybe its not as famous as 21 guns or boulevard of broken dreams but if you knew it, you'd be impressed. Its simply beautiful and brings tears and smiles every time

I agree 100%. It's sad to see this great song being wasted down here. It's got beautiful lyrics and an even better rhythm! The acoustic guitar is solid throughout the whole song! Much better than some of the stuff in the top 10!

This song in my opinion is Green Day's best song its sad to see it being ignored here. This song is very true and I'm sure many people can relate to it!

Should be above Good Riddance

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25 No One Knows

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.

So Old but Very Beautiful

I'm so glad to see this so high up! I thought I was a minority for liking it so much.

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26 Redundant

REDUNDANT IS THE MASTERPIECE OF GREEN DAY. BEST SONG THEY'VE ever MADE. Maybe those people just ever heard American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. They never know how awesome early Green Day's song. REAL GREEN DAY'S FANS SHOULD VOTE THIS SONG

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 song is very underrated. The beat is awesome, the vocals are great and the lyrics make perfect sense. Should be in the top 15! - 20STM

This song is almost as if it were written as a ballad...the chorus is so meaningful and the words dig down so deep in my mind..."I love you is not enough, I'm lost for words".

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27 St. Jimmy

the great vocals by BJ the magik of drint and tre cool makes this song evergreen!

Oh my Gods! Like, there must be only a few guys to vote for this? WHERE ARE THE DIE HARD GREEN DAY FANS?! THIS SONG SHOULD so BE IN THE TOP 10! :(... PLEASE VOTE

This song has some awesome drums. It shows how good of a drummer tre is. I also love the guitar. Its pretty fast too. Personally I think that this should be in the top 5

Visitors in the comments please. It's not top 10 material because it's like 2 minutes long and it's wrong to separate it from the story in my opinion anyway

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28 J.A.R.

The fact that this isn't number one means not enough people even know it exists. It was on the Angus soundtrack and is the most well-rounded and heart-felt songs ever written by Green Day. It's high up there on my all-time favorite songs. Anyone who is wondering, "What the hell song is this? " give it a listen, read the lyrics and the backstory, and enjoy.

This is just a great song in general. Always reminds me of great times and good memories even though the song is rather sad considering it's about there good friend who died in a car crash at the age of 19 or 18. Miss my childhood man

I can't really pick a favorite song, but J.A.R. is criminally low. This song is much better than anything off American Idiot or 21st Century Breakdown. It's sad how many "fans" don't listen to their music that came out before AI.

very nice

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29 Waiting

Great melody this song's got there. Just can't stop listening to it over and over again.

You gotta be kidding me! I understand not everyone thinking it's the best Green Day song, but 56 is pretty low for a song that's one of their greatest hits!

Not their best song, but deserves higher position in the list surely!
Vote up guys! Thanks

Yes higher please

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30 Viva la Gloria!

How is this not 20 times higher? By far the most underrated Green Day song. The lyrics are very touching. The song is about Gloria, a poor girl who is living on the street and how life will get better. When I listen to it I cry.

Wow, 23? That's sinful. This song has everything a person looks for in a Green Day song! I'd list these key components, but I'm assuming that you (the reader) know what they are since you're reading this list. This song is my favorite Green Day song. There. I said it. My other favorites include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Basket Case, Wake Me Up... , Holiday, and Longview. Please give this song a chance.

How is this not even on the list, it should be at least top 20. I don't care that it's new Green Day, because it still has the punk feel of their older songs. - cyclone1248

Best song of 21century breakdown

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31 Misery

This is definitely one of my favorite Green Day songs. It is a great reality and only a lyrical genius could script a story line like this to fit so well.

I can't believe it didn't make the list at all!

Very interesting melody. I think it deserves to be much higher on this list.

This song is amazing and tells an entertaining, if sad, story. The tune is great, and the message is just not clear ENOUGH wish is fabulous.

A really different Green Day song, but one of the best, should at least be in top 5

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32 Warning

omg! what is this song doing on the 30th place? it definitely deserves a place int the top ten!

This song is ultimate punk, and the music video is supreme. Not to be discounted. Top Ten voters, have you only heard American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown albums?

Probably one of the best songs of the year 2000. It is one of those Green Day songs that is easy to understand and is less serious

This is what Green Day shows you when they aren't making a punk song. Truly a great song. - GGiant1921

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33 Armatage Shanks

Insomniac best album. Armatage Shanks best song. Period.

Come on guys are we really gonna put Green Day's best vocal melody this low on the list

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34 Stuck with Me

This song is awesome! It should be ranked way higher1

It's just their most energetic, but melodic song. It comes in says what it needs to, and hits the cuts. It stays the same volume the entire song. It has the melancholy ending, which means that he's not alright but has to way to change that so he just lets himself go crazy! GD FOR LIFE!

My favorite song. It's so underrated. By far one of Green Day's most underrated, if not, most underrated single.

Bloody hell... it should be higher..

35 Walking Contradiction

"talk is cheap and lies are expensive, my wallets fat but so is my head. Hit and run and then I'll hit you again, a smart mouth, yeah, but I'm playing dumb. "

What a joke! I would have picked it in my top 10... Best Green Day song... Please vote for it guys.. It deserves a much better position... Green Day rocks

Bloody hell, does NOBODY remember or appreciate "Insomniac? " I'm also shocked that "Bab's Uvula Who" is above this one... It's a great song, but this one, THIS song hooked me on Green Day for life, even through their 'weaker' times. I don't give two flying copulations about anyone who says the band members are like 40-plus burnouts trying to be teenagers, they had it then, and they still have it now. I DO have a belief! Here's to a classic!

I want this album

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36 Burnout

I personally LOVE this song and it's underrated, since it was on Dookie it didn't gain as much attention as big hits such as Longview and Basket Case. I believe this song was the best on Dookie, it's great combo of Drums/Guitar and quick pace put it higher on my list. Top 20 doubt.

Just listen to the drumming. You'll hear why this song is their best one to date.

Should be much higher on this list, possibly even top 10. Burnout is a classic Green Day song that has amazing drumming

The is Dookies most just song that gets you hype!

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37 2000 Light Years Away

Back in 2010, I wrote off Green Day as being a crappy emo band because I forgot their classics before 2004 (well maybe Good Riddance affected that opinion as well). Then I saw the 1994 live version of this song, and BAM I'm a fan again. It's 2012 and this band IS me from 1000 Hours to The Forgotten.

This song is great. In 2005, I bought bullet in a bible, and my love for green day carried on from their. It is 2013, and songs like this I enjoy

Kerplunk is an underrated album. Songs like this are plenty on the album. Everyone here should give it a listen

This song is just so simple and raw. Extremely underrated! My favourite Green Day song easily.

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38 Nice Guys Finish Last

What a song should be number 10 or number 13 amazing guitar bass and drums really good in rock band Green Day get voting for this song peoplke it rocks it may not be the best song that Green Day made but it is still a good song to be up near the top not down at number 45 - mneilan

Great tune, Great Lyrics, fast, should be at top 10

Love This Song Please Vote For This Song It Should Be Way way Higher Up Than Being So Low Down - mneilan

A good song of nimrod

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39 Lazy Bones

By far the best track off of Dos! And it deserves to be on this list, hopefully somewhat high because this is a kick ass song! Go Green Day! Don't ever stop making music!

I love this song, with all my heart

This song was actually good and had a vary different sound. I can really to this song a lot.

Very less heard, no noticable live performances.. But still one of the simplest and the best songs

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40 The Static Age

once this song is near the end the energy from it is amazing not there best song of all time but in the top 10

Think about these lyrics:
All I want to know what's the god**** pain,
not what's in the medicine
All I want to do is I want to breathe
Batteries not included
What's the latest way a man can die?
Screaming hallelujah!

If you listen to this song this part has so much energy it's insane

This song is amazing, why it is not in top 20!?

41 Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?

WHY IS THIS SONG NOT EVEN ON THIS LIST? Yeah, almost ALL of Green Day's songs are amazing, but seriously, Who Wrote Holden Caulfield is bliss. It sums up teenage angst, alienation, rebellion, and everything else every teen has experienced before with catchy guitar riffs, a good bassline, and a nice drum pattern. This song is even better live on AAF. The lyrics are epic, the melody is great. This should at least be in the top 20's, if not on the top 10's. LISTEN TO IT AND FALL IN LOVE. - IdioticKilljoy

This song has such a catchy beat, and it sums up the struggles of teenage angst, alienation, and other problems that at some point any teenager can relate to. Why is it not even on the list? The melody and the lyrics are amazing... And I can't seem to get tired of listening to this song.

Laugh out loud, its in position 69... Wait a minute it should be number 1! Best song of the early years and has a super catchy chorus and killer guitar and bass riffs. Billie's vocals are spot on as always. The first time I heard this song was on Awesome As F*, but its still a really awesome song!

This is the best song on Kerplunk. Hands down. This should be on the soundtrack to Catcher In The Rye if they ever make a new movie. This is even Billie's favourite from Kerplunk.

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42 Having a Blast

I love this song, it should definitely be higher than this! Also, 'Scattered' should be on this list too, and near the top! Awesome songs!

Man, I would walk into school listening to this song on my walkman... *tEARS*

Incredibly emotional song hidden under dark humor. Perhaps THE most underrated of Green Day's stuff.

Amazing song!

43 F.O.D.

Love this song so much. Should be ranked higher in my opinion. Great rhythm and chorus. AMAZING song.

Awesome song very underrated.

F.O. D if you didn't vote for this song


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44 Oh Love

Listening to this song RIGHT NOW! Their new album is amazing and this is easily the best song in it along with carpe diem. Hope this song makes the top 10 its so good. Most people don't have the new album yet so I urge them to get it, I like the tune of this song. Its amazing.

The new tune is amazing. A totally fresh Green Day song

Great song. Green Day even releasing 8 studio album, the 9th one is also great with great debut single. Some bands cannot make good song after releasing so much albums like Metallica but Green Day is on full fire and they are making great songs like Oh love and Kill the dj.

Never cared for this song too much

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45 Going to Pasalacqua

Why was this song not on the list? It's a great song from the earlier times of Green Day's career and really deserves to be on the list

One of Green Days trademark early songs. This song sums up their sucess they were going to to shortly recieve afterwards. Green Day FOR LIFE!

Brilliant both musically and lyrically. "Well I throw away my past mistakes and contemplate my future." Should be in the top 5.

All the new Green Day stuff is kinda lacking, in my opinion. This song is so great and relatable. It's got a great tune, what more could you want?

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46 Are We the Waiting

Amazing song! And when it starts after Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, it feels soothing.

How is this at number 85? This is the best one!

Top 20 or 10 like come on

On its own it's not too good but it's meant to be as a part of the whole album

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47 Only of You
48 The Grouch

The beauty of this song is it's appeal to any generation. It immediately appeals to the younger kids with its punchy riff and in-your-face lyrics but you appreciate it more as you grow older. It's a self-reflective coming to grips with growing older song but with a punk rock attitude. "I was a young boy that had big plans, now I'm just another s***** old man" and "Wasted youth and a fistful of ideals, I had a young and optimistic point of view" sum up the son and pretty much every 20-something's life that is listening to it. One of Green Day's hidden treasures.

I LOVE this song, to me, it's one of the best songs on Nimrod, and maybe the best in general!
I had an young and optimistic point of view...

The best Green Day song by far. Love the guitar solo and the meaningful lyrics. I can't stop listening to this song. Love it.

Fun - GuyInANateGrinder

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49 Extraordinary Girl

A great chorus attached to a great pop song

My favourite off of American Idiot.

Great song with with a good tune

Beautiful song

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50 Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)

This at least deserves a spot in the top 20. It is one of Green Day's most thought-provoking songs that has many hidden lyrics in it. I love their music and this song is one of the best reflections on their music, their style, and their work. Shame to see it is not at least in the top 20.

"RUNAWAY! FROM THE RIVER TO THE STREAM! And find yourself with your face in the gutter. YOU'RE STRAY FROM THE SALVATION ARMY! THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME... When you've got no place to go. "

This is the song I was able to listen to for 8 hour straight going to lake tahoe, of course it's the best song ever and deserves to be in the top 10 ;D

An amazing song

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1. Misery
2. Brain Stew
3. Holiday
1. The Static Age
2. Give Me Novacaine / She's a Rebel
3. 21 Guns
1. Song of the Century
2. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
3. Holiday

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