Singles 2004-2011

The page contains all of Green Day’s singles from their studio albums along with promotional only releases, digital releases and various singles released for movie soundtracks and charities. Previously released studio tracks re-released as live songs are not included unless issued as a stand-alone single.

Please note that the included b-sides may not be available on all releases of the single and are instead a listing of all the extra songs across all variations of the single.

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Rating: 3.8/5. From 37 votes. Show votes.
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Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely

SPLIT SINGLE

Release Date: April 16, 2011
Length: 3:07
A-Side: Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely (Husker Du version)

Notes: Previously released as a b-side to the Warning single, Green Day’s Hüsker Dü cover would be re-released for Record Store Day with the original version on the flip side.

Rating: 4.5/5. From 76 votes. Show votes.
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Cigarettes And Valentines (live)

Release Date: March 21, 2011
Length: 2:44

Notes:  A live version of the title track from the scrapped Cigarettes And Valentines sessions was included on the band’s Awesome As Fuck album. The song was released as a promo single along with a music video.

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Rating: 4.2/5. From 70 votes. Show votes.
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When It’s Time

Release Date: June 11, 2010
Length: 3:24

Notes: The cast album for the American Idiot Broadway musical would include Green Day’s version of When It’s Time which was released as a promo single.

Rating: 3.9/5. From 180 votes. Show votes.
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Last Of The American Girls

Release Date: March 22, 2010
Length: 3:51
B-Sides: 21st Century Breakdown (Studio 880 version), Know Your Enemy (live)

Notes: The final single from 21st Century Breakdown failed to land on the Billboard rock charts and topped out at #26 on the alternative chart.

Rating: 3.7/5. From 37 votes. Show votes.
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21 Guns (live)

DIGITAL SINGLE

Release Date: February 1, 2010
Length: 4:37

Notes: Green Day’s live performance of 21 Guns at the Grammy awards was backed by the cast of the American Idiot Broadway show. The performance was released as a digital single.

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Rating: 4.5/5. From 210 votes. Show votes.
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21st Century Breakdown

Release Date: December 21, 2009
Length: 5:09
B-Sides: Last Of The American Girls (live)

Notes: The title track fourth single from 21st Century Breakdown didn’t land on radio and failed to chart. 

Rating: 4.3/5. From 193 votes. Show votes.
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East Jesus Nowhere

Release Date: October 19, 2009
Length: 4:35

Notes: The third single from 21st Century Breakdown would peak at #35 on the Billboard rock chart and #17 on the alternative chart.

Rating: 4.1/5. From 199 votes. Show votes.
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21 Guns

Release Date: May 25, 2009
Length: 5:22
B-Sides: Favorite Son, 21 Guns (Studio 880 version), 21 Guns (live), Welcome To Paradise (live), Brain Stew / Jaded (live), F.O.D. (live)

Notes: 21st Century Breakdown‘s second single would reach #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #3 on the alternative chart and #17 on the rock chart.

Rating: 3.6/5. From 206 votes. Show votes.
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Know Your Enemy

Release Date: April 16, 2009
Length: 3:12
B-Sides: Lights Out, Hearts Collide, 21 Guns, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (live), F.O.D. (live)

Notes: The lead single from 21st Century Breakdown hit #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the rock chart for 6 weeks and the alternative chart for 3 weeks.

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Rating: 3.7/5. From 40 votes. Show votes.
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The Simpsons Theme

DIGITAL SINGLE

Release Date: July 24, 2007
Length: 1:23

Notes: Green Day’s performance of The Simpsons Theme was released as a digital single to promote The Simpsons Movie where the band also appeared as cartoon versions of themselves.

Rating: 4.0/5. From 45 votes. Show votes.
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Working Class Hero

INSTANT KARMA

Release Date: May 1, 2007
Length: 4:25

Notes: Green Day would earn a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance for their cover of John Lennon’s Working Class Hero. The song would hit #53 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 on the alternative chart and #18 on the rock chart.

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Rating: 3.7/5. From 40 votes. Show votes.
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The Saints Are Coming

MUSIC RISING

Release Date: October 30, 2006
Length: 3:27
B-Sides: The Saints Are Coming (live)

Notes: Green Day would team up with U2 for this Skids cover to raise money to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The single would hit #51 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the alternative chart and #33 on the rock chart.

Rating: 3.8/5. From 41 votes. Show votes.
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Shoplifter

DIGITAL SINGLE

Release Date: June 18, 2006
Length: 1:50
Also Appears On: American Idiot (CD single)

Notes: Originally appearing as a b-side to the ‘American Idiot’ single, ‘Shoplifter’ would later be re-released on iTunes as digital single in 2006.

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Rating: 4.8/5. From 296 votes. Show votes.
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Jesus Of Suburbia

Release Date: October 25, 2005
Length: 9:08
B-Sides: Are We The Waiting (live), St. Jimmy (live)

Notes: The fifth and final single from American Idiot was too long to get much radio airplay but did hit #27 on the Billboard alternative chart.

Rating: 3.5/5. From 13 votes. Show votes.
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Wake Me Up When September Ends (live)

DIGITAL SINGLE<

Release Date: September 27, 2005
Length: 5:40

Notes: Promotional digital single of Green Day performing Wake Me Up When September Ends live at Gillette Stadium on Sept 3/05.

Rating: 4.4/5. From 243 votes. Show votes.
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Wake Me Up When September Ends

Release Date: June 13, 2005
Length: 4:46
B-Sides: Hitchin’ A Ride, Give Me Novacaine (live), Homecoming (live)

Notes: The fourth single from American Idiot rose to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the alternative chart and #12 on the rock chart.

Rating: 4.6/5. From 247 votes. Show votes.
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Holiday

Release Date: May 9, 2005
Length: 3:53
B-Sides: Minority (live), Holiday (live), Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (live)

Notes: American Idiot‘s third single would hit #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and top both the alternative and rock charts for three weeks.

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Rating: 4.4/5. From 246 votes. Show votes.
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Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Release Date: November 29, 2004
Length: 4:21
B-Sides: Letterbomb (live), American Idiot (live), She’s A Rebel (live)

Notes: The second single from American Idiot would be the most successful of Green Day’s career. The song would hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with #1 on the alternative chart (16 weeks) and the rock chart (14 weeks).

Rating: 4.6/5. From 249 votes. Show votes.
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American Idiot

Release Date: August 31, 2004
Length: 2:55
B-Sides: Favorite Son, Too Much To Soon, Shoplifter, Governator

Notes: The lead single from American Idiot would rise to #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the rock chart and spend 6 weeks at #1 on the alternative chart.

Rating: 4.1/5. From 46 votes. Show votes.
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I Fought The Law

DIGITAL SINGLE

Release Date: February 1, 2004
Length: 2:47

Notes: Green Day’s cover of The Crickets classic ‘I Fought The Law’ was released as a digital single.