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The 10 best Green Day songs, ranked and definitive

Posted by / June 21, 2019

I don’t think I exaggerate when I say that Green Day was, unequivocally, the best band of the 1990s and early 2000s. Now that that’s out of the way, what songs from their incredible discography make the top ten?

10. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).

Every high school slide show since this song came out is significantly better because of it.

9. American Idiot

Personally, I prefer earlier Green Day, but this more recent song definitely deserves to be on the list.

8. Hitchin’ a Ride

I love this song because it’s so much different from their speedy pop-punk sound.

7. Platypus (I Hate You)

Speaking of speedy pop-punk…

6. Stuart and the Avenue

This song is just so stupidly catchy you can’t help but love it.

5. Brain Stew/Jaded

What an epic combo. The slow march of Brain Stew transitions perfectly to Jaded.

4. Welcome to Paradise


3. 2000 Light Years Away

This song is a damn masterpiece. How can you top it?

2. Christie Road

This song presages their more sophisticated, later music without sacrificing the intensity.

The entire Dookie album

Ok fine, so this is cheating. Fight me.

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