Green Day's hit songs include "Basket Case," "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "When I Come Around" and "American Idiot." The band's 1994 album "Dookie" was their first recording for a major label; the album featured both "Basket Case" and "When I Come Around."Continue Reading
"Basket Case" was Green Day's first major hit. The song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, holding the position for five weeks, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" is a single from Green Day's 1997 album, "Nimrod." The song is a popular theme for high school and college graduations, as well as the finales of television shows. The acoustic-based song includes violin and cello sections, showcasing the band's versatility.
After 10 years of moderately successful albums following "Dookie," Green Day released the album "American Idiot" in 2004, which proved to be their most critically and commercially successful effort. The title track received multiple Grammy nominations, while second single "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. "Jesus of Suburbia," "Holiday" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" were also successful singles from "American Idiot."Learn more about Art & Literature