Most Underrated Green Day Songs

The Top Ten

1 Whatsername

Probably the best Song on American Idiot. First time I heard it I was moved to tears. Had some things going on at the time that the song reminded me of. This one song justifies me buying that album.

This song is absolutely amazing; it's so homesickness and powerful at the same time. In my opinion one of the best song that Green Day ever write.

Most underrated? Definitely. Very few have listened this song. - zxm

Very different than any song they ever made.

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2 Redundant

Best song on Nimrod in my opinion, and is a beautiful telling of relationships nowadays, there sad downfalls, and how they're the same thing over and over again. For sure deserves more attention!

Great song hands down 😎

One of the best Green Day songs of all time. This is definitely the best song on Nimrod period. Sadly, it was overshadowed by Good Riddance [Time of your life] which is also a good song, but definitely NOT as good as Redundant in my opinion!

3 Macy's Day Parade

This definitely takes the cake. It's a great song with acoustic elements and it's on the sad side, but it still is amazing. Tremendously underrated single.

Most under appreciated songs on one of their underappreciated albums. Looking back the album was a good change.

My favourite Green Day song of all time. One of the first songs that ever made me cry.

Nostalgia of teen days

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4 Homecoming

This is epic. The song is a 9 minute combination of wonderful chords and acts as the last part of the album (I feel Whatsername is the epilogue, and American Idiot is the prologue). It gives a Christmas night setting with violence, tragedy, comedy, hatred, jealousy, insanity, boredom and a sense of coming clean! (Violence/tragedy - Death of St Jimmy, Comedy - East 12th Street, Boredom/Hatred - Nobody Likes You, Jealousy - Rock And Roll Girlfriend, Insanity/Coming Clean - We're Coming Home Again in that order)
It's mind blowing that Billie Joe, as an underrated songwriter was able to incorporate main elements of punk into a pop/punk mainstream epic song!

If Green Day would only play it in concert more... it's like they gave up on it because they didn't get enough audience response on their first tour of American Idiot. This song gets up in the grill of the greatest works by The Who, Bruce Springsteen Band, The Clash, and even Buddy Holly.

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant stuff from Green Day. Its everything that they do best, in a brilliant, compressed package.

I love this song. So many changes

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5 Letterbomb

This song is so emotional and powerful, yet it is so overlooked by many people who don't realize that it is one of Green Day's greatest songs. The lyrics and message are so strong in this song. Personally, I think that this is also one of Green Day's saddest songs.

One of the best songs on American Idiot, alongside Whatsername and Wake Me Up When September Ends

Great inro and meaningful lyrics!

This is an incredible song...

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6 American Eulogy: Mass Hysteria / Modern World

Honestly my favorite song from this album it's got such awesome energy and I love the key change and the end where the two parts come together and it's an awesome second to last song - uofmfan1221

This entire album is underrated. In my opinion 21CB > AI

7 Murder City

Awesome song...underrated by far

Yes! Last of the American Girls and this are BRILLIANT! Desperate, but not hopeless! Me likey very muchy :D

8 No One Knows

This song is too brilliant

One of their best songs

This song have a dark passion that it's so special, also has a catching bassline, even better than longview 10/10

It's so amazing but no one knows this song. lmao see what I did there

9 Blood, Sex, and Booze
10 Ha Ha You're Dead

Ill be laughing if this doesn't get to number 1

The Newcomers

? Maria

Quite a good song, deserves more fame

The Contenders

11 Holiday

One of the most epic Green Day songs of all time. Simple chords, yet an amazing song.

You mean deadbeat holiday.

No way near underrating. - zxm

How is this underrated?

12 Castaway

In my opinion, the must underrated Green Day song from warning, it's amazing but underrated, like the panic song from insomniac

13 Fell for You
14 King for a Day
15 Viva la Gloria
16 Panic Song

So underrated, yet I think it's one of their best songs. The instrumental intro can be boring, but once Billie starts singing, it's amazing.

In my opinion better than geek stink breath or jaded, the intro can be boring, but from the minute 1:58 it turns a master piece from insomniac

17 2000 Light Years Away
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19 East Jesus Nowhere
20 Restless Heart Syndrome

Not very many of these songs are underrated. Redundant was a single, Macy's Day Parade is on Superhits. This is stuck in the middle of 21CB, but is a purely wonderful song. The only songs on the album that are better are Viva la Gloria and 21 Guns, one is only slightly underrated and the other is the most popular from the album. The silent piano beginning, and at the solo, the song explodes. Perfect.

This is my favorite song on 21st Century Breakdown. Next to another underrated song: Horseshoes and Handgrenades - Boi

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Whatsername
2. Macy's Day Parade
3. Letterbomb
1. American Eulogy: Mass Hysteria / Modern World
2. 2000 Light Years Away
3. Murder City
1. Panic Song
2. Having a Blast
3. Prosthetic Head

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