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When I Come Around

"When I Come Around" is a single from Green Day's album Dookie from 1994. It was the final single from the album. "When I Come Around" was Green Day's most popular radio single in their early career; not only did it top the Modern Rock Tracks for seven weeks, but it also hit number two on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.

Track listing

Initial Pressing

  1. "When I Come Around" - 2:58
  2. "Coming Clean" (Live) - 1:36
  3. "She" (Live) - 2:14
  4. (Live tracks recorded November 18, 1994 at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago)

AU Single

  1. "When I Come Around" - 2:58
  2. "Longview" (Live) - 3:30
  3. "Burnout" (Live) - 2:11
  4. "2,000 Light Years Away" (Live) - 2:48
  5. (Live tracks recorded March 11, 1994, at Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, Florida)

7" Picture Disc

Side A.

  • "When I Come Around" - 2:58

Side B.

  • "She" (Live) - 2:14

Other Versions

Music video

The music video shows the band walking to different places like the Mission District and a BART station in San Francisco and Berkeley, California at night along with various scenes of people doing common things all inter-related. One of the first scenes of the video eventually leads back to the scene at the end of the video. The band's friend and now backup guitarist Jason White can be seen in the video, with his girlfriend at the time. Mark Kohr directed this video.

Before the video was filmed, MTV used live performance of the song by the band at the 1994 Woodstock Festival.

MTV's Ultimate Albums: Dookie special credited the simple horizontally-striped sweater worn by Billie Joe in the video for starting a fashion trend of similar sweaters.

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1995 Modern Rock Tracks (US) No. 1
1995 Top 40 Mainstream (US) No. 2
1995 Billboard Hot 100 Airplay No. 10
1995 Official Sweden Singles Chart No. 28
1995 Official UK Singles Chart No. 27
1995 Official German Singles Chart No. 45

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