Top 10 Best Green Day SongsGreen Day has been one of the most influential punk rock bands of the past few decades. Since their formation in 1987, the band has released numerous hit songs that have not only become fan favorites but have also left a lasting impact on the music industry. With their catchy hooks, punk rock attitude, and socially conscious lyrics, Green Day has become a household name for rock music fans around the world.
With your help, we've put together a list of the top Green Day songs of all time. These songs have been chosen by you not just based on their popularity, but also for their musical innovation, emotional depth, and cultural relevance. From their early hits like "Longview" and "Basket Case" to their later, more politically charged tracks like "American Idiot" and "21 Guns", this list has it all.
Great song, I simply love it. I listen to it daily! It's epic, really. It's one of the best rock songs I have heard in my life!
I never really got into Green Day until I heard "Basket Case" for the first time three years ago. I was instantly captivated by their 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. I heard this song while walking around at night to see my neighbors' 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 Green Day song of all time because it takes me back to that moment.
Weird story, I know. Hope it inspires.
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. However, 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 started 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 favorite 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!
Entirely the most iconic and popular Green Day song ever. Personally, I always thought it was just about you walking alone until I actually learned the lyrics!
The live performance of this song on Letterman is what convinced me to become a guitarist. It will forever be the greatest Green Day song. The lyrics are also incredibly relatable for anyone who suffers from anxiety and depression. A perfect punk rock anthem.
In my opinion, the song that launched GD's career in the '90s. The song was just so iconic at the time. People would look at you crazy if you didn't know the song!
BASKET CASE - Some people think Basket Case is incredibly overrated. However, I think it's super good. The way they change the tempo throughout, full of energy, and just ready to freaking rock! Thank you to Green Day for making this gem that is impossible to get out of your head!
It was summer 1994, in Miami. I listened to this gem and it got so stuck in my mind that I couldn't avoid looking for it on the radio or on MTV (when MTV had music videos, you know?). Time and time again, this song has it all: great punk rhythm with easy, lasting lyrics. A favorite forever, and I'm 49 years old now.
This song purely changed the game when it came to punk songs. It's a nine-minute revolutionary punk rock opera with peak songwriting and creative storytelling. One of the greatest songs of all time in my books. Listening to this song convinced me that Green Day is to the '90s and '00s what the Beatles were to the '60s - a revolutionary band. It also had me convinced that BJA is like Lennon/McCartney in one.
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) are: "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," "Ha Ha 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)," and "Macy's Day Parade."
This song is Green Day before it was Green Day. It has everything that a classic '90s punk song should have: a killer bass, amazing drums, and the best riff ever. And it's so refreshing not to turn on the radio and hear some super sappy song about a dreadful breakup or love and kissing and crap like that. No, this is real music. This is the best kind of music there is.
I think this is your ideal, typical Green Day song. It's what got me into them and it feels like a throwback to their original punk ways before selling out. While being more punk in nature, this song has everything one would want to satisfy their musical taste. It's got a killer riff, stunning vocals, a perfect bass solo, and a phenomenal chorus. The message of this song is even more extraordinary, as it stands out among Green Day's love songs. It's an anti-war anthem that everyone can relate to. It's still one of their catchiest songs to date!
Love how this song was before Broken Dreams, because that meant I didn't need to change or skip to another song for a good few minutes. Also, the announcement part is so much fun to hear.
My favorite GD song of ALL TIME. I heard it on the radio one day and instantly started getting attached. My mom then bought the song, and I've been listening to it every day since.
Ah! I love this song! It's a perfect mix of just plain awesome and Green Day vibes. This song has so much emotion behind it. Billie, the main singer, actually cried while performing it once because it meant that much to him. You can hear it in the way he recorded it. For those who don't know the story, Billie's dad died from cancer when Billie was only 10 years old. The story goes that Billie ran home from his dad's funeral and locked his door. When his mom told him to open up, Billie simply said, "Wake me up when September ends." (His dad died on September 16th, 1982.) Knowing this makes listening to the song so much more emotional.
Okay, this song is amazing. It has so many feelings in it. You can feel it in Billie's voice. He even cried while performing this song, which shows how much this song means to him. For those who don't know, this song is about his dad, who died from cancer when Billie was 10. There's a famous story, but I don't know if it's true. The story goes that Billie, at his dad's funeral, couldn't handle it and ran back home crying. His mom followed him, and when she asked him to open the locked door, he just said, Wake me up when September ends (his dad died on the 16th of September). What I know for sure is that this song is amazing and that it's about Billie's dad, who died from cancer. Lots of support to Billie. And for people who make jokes about this song, it isn't funny at all. Imagine if you had lost a 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, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and CSNY, I've come to discover that much of Green Day's song output has significant depth of meaning. This is one of the very best songs I've heard this side of the new century. The lyrics and melody are as touching as the story behind it, providing 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 never have 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's 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 Billie's door, he simply said, "Wake me up when September ends," hence the title.
This song is very emotional, and the lyrics hold significant meaning. It's one of my all-time favorite songs, and I absolutely love it. It's amazing, and the story behind it is heartbreaking. This should be at the top.
Without a doubt, the most well-known Green Day song is American Idiot. According to many, it is the song that propelled Green Day to superstardom at the turn of the century. The song essentially mocks American culture, its pigheadedness, its ignorance, and everything else. It has such a great rhythm, created by great guitar playing. What will likely stay in our minds the most, however, is the video featuring a large American flag with green stripes melting.
Despite its popularity, I believe the song's magic still cannot compare with the top five. The band's best album was named after the song.
American Idiot is such a classic and an amazing song at that! It's one of the most well-known Green Day songs, and I love the songs on this album! WMUWSE is so good, along with Holiday. I know some people disagree, thinking American Idiot is one of their lesser songs. Personally, I think Boulevard of Broken Dreams is a bit overrated. I really believe this song should have been higher up on the list.
Full of passion and creativity. I seriously don't understand why Broken Dreams is their most popular song. Yeah, it's emotional and all, but it's so boring. This song clocks in at just over 9 minutes and is 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 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 it perfectly reflects Green Day's persona: badass rebels against cultural conformity.
I love this song! It is my number one Green Day song, and I think it should be number one on this list. I understand how people would think that "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" really screams Green Day, but I personally think "21 Guns" is super empowering. The lyrics like "Lay down your arms, give up the fight," really resonate with me. I just love the tune of this song, and it really shows off how amazing Green Day is at writing songs.
"21 Guns" was the first Green Day song I ever heard. It's not my favorite, and you'll be surprised why I rank it first, but every time I listen to it, I experience an indescribable feeling. The first time I heard it, I was so amazed by Billie that I fell "in love" not just with him but with Green Day as well. I immediately began researching information about Green Day. Now, I know everything about them and even have a fandom account.
Personally, my favorite song is "Holiday," but "21 Guns" deserves the top spot because it's a beautiful song, both in its original and Broadway versions. This song takes me back to January 21, 2014, the day I first listened to Green Day. I was so amazed that I watched the entire video. While I haven't been a fan for a long time, you can't say I don't love Green Day as much as you do. You can't measure the love I have for them, and I can assure you, it's immense. Thank you, Green Day. I love you. And thank you, "21 Guns," for being my gateway to ...more
I can't define this song. It's just so addicting that I can't sleep without listening to it. After waking up, I listen to this too. There's something enchanting and mesmerizing about it - the lyrics, the thoughts, they reach deep inside. And the voice - I LOVE the voice. It's so mind-provoking and captivating. I love Billie's voice, and yes, the guitar and everything else about this song. The music speaks to my very core. This and Boulevard of Broken Dreams are my Green Day favorites. I fell in love with them after hearing these songs, and yes, all of their songs are awesome - so different from any other band. The intensity of this song is epic.
This is the most addicting Green Day song. I always thought it sounded somewhat sad, but now that I listen to it more, it's somewhat anti-war, much like Holiday.
One of the best punk songs ever. Its dynamics are awesome. The chorus is really heart-grabbing. And the bridge - I've got no motivation - is great. Just compare the lyrics with the name! Does it strike you?
This is the song that made Green Day famous. It's the "Teen Spirit" of Green Day. It goes from a quiet, deep bass line to a loud, high guitar riff - very cool. It should definitely be above "Basket Case" 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 riff is simply amazing. This is one of my favorite, if not my FAVORITE, Green Day songs 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 lifelong 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, which 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 well-known, or "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" was more iconic, or "Jesus of Suburbia" had a deeper message about society. However, I believe this short but sweet ballad is the best Green Day song. It is the only song of theirs to be listed in Triple J's (an Australian radio station) all-time best songs list.
The pure message of the song describes how people end up facing decisions that 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 Billie's advice - to see these decisions not as blind steps, but as an opportunity to become a better person. 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 element was added as the song was written about Billie's girlfriend, who had to leave him due to unforeseeable circumstances. As a result, Billie was ...more
This song is closely connected to me. It's been my graduation song in grades 6 and 9 and was on the list of possible songs for grade 12. This song holds a special place in my heart, filled with many memories.
Yes, this song has been used countless times for graduation, and yes, it seems overplayed. But there is no doubt that this song is light-years better than Boulevard of Broken Dreams and 21 Guns. This song is relatable to anyone and everyone, and it's simple, short, and gets the message across, which is what Green Day is best at.
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 '90s anthem. Green Day had a stellar career pre-American Idiot for all of you who don't know. It's an amazing song that deserves to be much higher!
Amazing song. Makes me think about my friends and buddies. Just pure awesomeness: 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 favorite. Cheers me up anytime.
Dookie was Green Day's first major album, and this song sums up where they were at the time. It is one of their greatest pieces of music ever created. It should be higher than this for sure. Green Day rocks!
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. It's fast and strong, without hurting us. It seems to me like it compiles 90% of Green Day's aura and crams it all into this 3-minute song.
Best song, man! This song rocks everybody. It's the best on the Dookie CD and even much better than Basket Case, Long View, She, and their ever-worst song, When I Come Around, that I've ever listened to. 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 in 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 sleep).
Reminds me of the times I can't sleep because I'm overthinking and my brain is stewed with all the pressure I feel. Things I should have done but didn't... Yeah, I'm not an insomniac. That's why I connect it just with the "lack of enthusiasm" in my life. And you know, it perfectly fits. My favorite song.
Laugh out loud, how is this song not in the top 5? It helped Green Day become one of the greatest bands in the '90s punk era. It's one of the best songs for beginner guitarists, AND it's on the radio all the time. AND they play it live all the time!
Brain Stew is the basics of punk! How can you have the top 10 Green Day songs without this in the list? It's not possible! It 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 for Jason, but he wasn't an official member of the band back then) - the passion, even the length of the song, is just impressive. Even though it's usually tiring to listen to a 10-minute song, this one is so incredible! It is literally over before you can even understand it began.
I remember how I always melted during 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 that 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 into the bay." That was a great and dramatic way to end the alter ego. Many people are saying this is better than JOS, and although it can compete with it, 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, what's 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 Day'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.
The build of this song is incredible. It starts off beautiful and mellow with incredible mini instrumental sections. The lyrics are amazing, and it builds up into a powerhouse of heavy guitars, emotional vocals, and passionate singing.
Okay, this song makes me cry. It's so emotional, and the way Billie sings makes it even sadder. I don't know if it's the song, the album, or just the memories this song brings, but it 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, so sad, and so relatable. I can listen to it many times. It's the best way to end American Idiot and the best way to end a sad day. Every time I'm sad, I listen to it. It's fun to play on the guitar. I like how it transitions from a slow song to an angry and powerful one. Billie sings so well here. Tre plays the drums excellently, the guitars are awesome, and every second of it is so good.
This song is one of those 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 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 three weeks.
In most Top 10 lists, it's all American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. Don't get me wrong, those two albums are great, especially American Idiot. However, you just can't put seven songs from American Idiot in the top 10. You are leaving behind classics like Minority, Hitchin' a Ride, Welcome to Paradise, Brain Stew, and Longview.
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! It's better than Welcome to Paradise and definitely better than 21 Guns. Please, please listen to the song and then vote. The only drawback 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 many 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 you're still not convinced, it does have a pretty neat harmonica solo.
Gotta love Warning, a great album that had some damn good songs. 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. It's simply ingenious and beats any American Idiot or 21st Century Breakdown song.
Sharing the name with the album from which it came, it isn't hard to believe that this song sums up the entire album - my personal favorite, no doubt. It tells the amazing story of Gloria and Christian. To me, this song also encapsulates the century, hence its name. Every time I watch the music video or simply listen to it, I feel like time is passing before my eyes. This song affects me in a way I can't entirely explain. The whole album is far better than the stuff on the radio today.
This song is awesome! It can make up the whole album in just a few minutes and sums up the entire album. I can't stop listening to it. It reminds me of my old friends. We used to dance to the tune of this song. This song is the trademark of our group and one of Green Day's best songs ever!
This song is also quite anti-America. It has an opening that really draws you in and deserves to be the name of one of their albums. The fact that it has about five 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 and America, and this song does just that. When you hear the lyrics "My name is no one // the long lost son // born on the Fourth of July," "Born into Nixon, I was raised in Hell," and "Video games to the towers' fall // homeland security could kill us all," those are only some examples.
I would certainly agree that this song should be in at least the top five. The musicgasm that you get can't be compared to any of the others. With a motivating riff and a chorus that makes you burst with anger, this song is a masterpiece.
This one is one of their best and deserves a higher ranking. Come on, people, this is not ahead of 21 Guns. Just listen to the opening of the song, and you will realize 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. It's a really energetic, awesome song.
The lyrics are very deep. He's asking people to stop blindly believing what they're told about religion. It's very brave of them to voice their views publicly like that.
20th? Seriously? Dear God, this song is underrated. I mean, yes, Green Day has a lot of good songs, but this one 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 at #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 be in the top 10 at the very least. 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 catchy, and I find it the easiest of their songs to listen to. It's not necessarily their best, but it's their most fun and quick. Love it!
I wish Green Day would release this as a single now! "She" deserves more recognition. It's 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 too soon. I guess that's a testament to how great it is.
I will be honest. When I first listened to this song, I did not pay enough attention to the lyrics. I was surprised when I heard that it had won an award for deep and meaningful lyrics. However, if you listen to it closely, its greatness becomes evident. Not only does it have a great rhythm, but it also sends a strong warning to people to avoid corruption and violence in the world, labeling them as the "enemy." Billie Joe Armstrong almost demands the question from the listener, "Do you know the enemy?" This indicates that it is extremely important to be aware of such evils in 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, the beat, and the music. In my opinion, you guys should put this in the top 5. I love the album too, especially the best-known song, 21st Century Breakdown. I have nearly all of Green Day's songs on my iPod because I like them so much. Thanks again for setting up this website. Bye.
I think this song should be in the top 10. That's just my opinion, but it's a good one. I love how it was the SmackDown theme song for WWE, with "Know Your Enemy" referring to all the other wrestlers in the locker room as enemies who should watch out. I actually didn't even know this song until I watched SmackDown, which surprises me because I love Green Day so much!
This song is one of the songs that shaped my taste in music and led 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 with just one word. 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 is 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. Beautiful! Truly damn beautiful.
Give Me Novacaine for me is kind of 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 the 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 favorite song.
This song is off the underrated Insomniac, and of course, a song from 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 shattered when I heard that song. But Geek Stink Breath is amazing and 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 those who have never listened to it!
True Green Day. An awesome punk song. It's 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.
All I can say is that if you've only listened to American Idiot, don't vote until you've listened to Insomniac or Dookie. Insomniac is still my favorite Green Day album, and one of my favorite albums of all time.
The best song is American Idiot. No argument. Songs like Give Me Novocaine/Jesus Of Suburbia come close but can't compare. The beginning of the song is a bit creepy, but then the guitar kicks in. Then Tre does some of the most badass drumming I have heard in Green Day's discography, and you are sucked in. Billie then starts singing and provides some of the best vocals on the album throughout the song, like DAMN. One of my favorite parts is when Billie does a badass scream of "S**T!" and after that, the song is pure bliss. A great guitar solo plays courtesy of Billie, and then he delivers some of the coolest lyrics on the whole album:
"You're not the Jesus of Suburbia
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love
Made me the idiot America"
(She's a Rebel also had some pretty good lyrics too; "she's holding onto my heart like a hand grenade.")
Then the ending of the song, I can't even put into words. ...more
Ridiculously underrated, this would have been a single if "Extraordinary Girl" had not been released 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 that people had to listen to it to get to "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
Lyrics that truly highlight the (mindless) rage of Jesus of Suburbia, with Whatsername being the voice of change. A strong guitar energy carries on throughout the piece. It's 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 every time. The concluding lines always make me cry.
I mean like how could this not be in the TOP TENS! This is a great song it means a lot, like how could you not like this song?! The guitar in this song is just amazing. Well done Green Day, well done.
All the top ten voters should be ashamed... If St. Jimmy is not in Green Day top ten then you guys are either deaf or haven't heard it, either way fix up and make this stupid list right.
Truly one of the best, one of the most memorable Green Day Songs, It should definitely be up there in the top 5. The sheer beuty of the music can move Chuck Noriss to tears, come people vote for St. Jimmy!
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
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.