Green Day Greatest Hits

Feb 15, 2003
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great Songs, A lot of songs, 2 New Songs

Cons:No Songs from their first 2 albums.

The Bottom Line: The great songs from a great band, anybody who likes punk rock is going to love this cd.


This CD is full with Green Day's most famous songs. There are 21 songs on the CD, 2 of which are new (Maria and Poprocks and Coke). The songs all come from their last 4 albums (Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, and Warning). None of the songs are from the first two albums which is because Reprise records didn't own the rights to them, Lookout records has the rights to the first two CDs.

Green Day is a band that started in the Bay Area. Their first album (1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours) was recorded on a small budget in Lookout record studios. At that time the band consisted of Billie Joe Armstrong on guitars and vocals, Mike Dirnt on bass and backup vocals, and Al Sobrante on drums. After that album, Al Sobrante was replaced by drummer Tre Cool and Tre has been with the band ever since. The next album (Kerplunk) was also recorded at Lookout! records under a small budget. Then Green Day went and signed a contract with Reprise records to record their third CD, Dookie. This is the band's biggest seller which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and it won the 1994 Grammy for best Alternative Music Album. Shortly after Dookie, Green Day released Insomniac which sold over 2 million copies. After Insomniac, Green Day released Nimrod which contains one of their most famous songs, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), which is played at almost every sad occasion. Nimrod didn't sell as many copies as Dookie but it was still considered one of the best albums released by the trio. 3 years later, Green Day released Warning which is a different sound from them. It is a little bit less fast paced like before and sounds like they have matured. Well that is a short biography of the band and their albums.

Most of the songs on this CD made it at least in the top ten list of the Billboard charts. Basket Case, When I Come Around, J.A.R., and Minority all made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Charts. Here is the list of all the songs on the CD:

1. Maria
2. Poprocks & Coke
3. Longview
4. Welcome To Paradise
5. Basket Case
6. When I Come Around
7. She
8. J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
9. Geek Stink Breath
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Walking Contradiction
13. Stuck With Me
14. Hitchin' a Ride
15. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
16. Redundant
17. Nice Guys Finish Last
18. Minority
19. Warning
20. Waiting
21. Macy's Day Parade

This is an awesome CD and I would recommend it to anybody who likes Green Day, or anybody who loves punk rock. This is jam packed with all of their good songs which is just awesome. I hope that this review was helpful.


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