So, what are the top 25 best Green Day songs? Billie Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool (who replaced John Kiffmeyer in 1990) make up the group. Started in 1985, Green Day was part of the punk scene in Berkeley, California.
Since then, the band produced more than 12 studio albums, a plethora of chart-topping hits, and garnered numerous awards. However, what makes a song a standout hit?
Many of the greatest songs have the most intriguing backstory and many tracks from Green Day are full of messages that fans relate to.
Great songs also leave a lasting impression and bring a new perspective to a situation. The good news is that many songs from Green Day fall into those categories.
The bad news is that makes the selection process much tougher. Thankfully, we’ve come up with a fairly decent list so you don’t have to do all the work.
So without further ado, we present the top 25 best Green Day songs you’ll probably fall in love with (and add to your playlist)!
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The Forgotten is featured on Green Day’s eleventh studio album, ¡Tré!. The song was also apart of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 soundtrack. It was released on November 13, 2012, and was placed under the alternative rock/piano rock genre. Many fans have different interpretations of the song but the most popular is the fear of being forgotten.
Oh Love is one of Green Day’s newer singles. The song is featured on their ninth studio album, ¡Uno! which was released in 2012. Armstrong told Rolling Stone that the album is more like a power-pop to get you in the mood to party.
Similar to that of Jesus of Suburbia, St. Jimmy is another one of Green Day’s characters they created to help tell their story. St. Jimmy is about a guy who is heavily involved in sex, drugs and criminal activity. The song is formed like a diary entry which helped to grasp the heart of fans all over the world.
Last of the American Girls
Green Day’s Last of the American Girls can be found on their 21st Century Breakdown album. The song symbolizes strength and finding beauty in some of the ugliest places.
“It’s sort of like about an empowering, sort of subterranean kind of lifestyle, but at the same time there’s a new era coming in with the way we all need to live—like living in a disposable society or something like that but actually living off garbage and finding beauty in it in some way,” said Armstrong.
We’ve all felt the essence of the Green Day song Waiting. The song is about wanting something for a very long time, then once you finally get you to realize it wasn’t worth the wait. It was released in 2000 on the band’s sixth studio album, Warning.