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Most underrated/under appreciated Green Day song on each album


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1039: Dry Ice. Great harmonies and a great guitar solo.
Kerplunk: Words I Might Have Ate. I really like the fact that it's an uptempo song with acoustic guitars.
Dookie: In The End. Very short and very good.
Insomniac: Stuart And The Ave. Possibly the most underrated song of them all. One of my absolute favourites.
Nimrod: Haushinka. That bridge is my favourite part. Awesome song to play very loud through the stereo.
Warning: Macy's Day Parade (I'd like to say the whole album though). My favourite Green Day ballad. Such fantastic song, should end concerts instead of Good Riddance if I could decide.
American Idiot: Whatsername. Unjustly forgotten among the other songs on AI, for me it's the best song of the album alongside JoS
21st Century Breakdown: ¿Viva La Gloria?. My favourite track on the album. I especially love the "you dirty liar" part and the "Gloria" shout.

It's a bit too early for me to judge which song of Uno that is most underrated.

Fashion Victim has been played live http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... (if it was what you meant and not Deadbeat Holiday) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnWtVP0vqI


Oh yeah, I knew that, i mean in the way like never played live meaning hardly played live, like you would say walking contradiction is never played live, it HAS been played live but hardly ever, and not in a long time.
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Ok, here´s my list:

1039 - The Judge´s daughter
Kerplunk - One of my lies
Dookie - Pulling theet
Insomniac - Stuart and the ave.
Nimrod - Worry rock
Warning - Deadbeat Holiday
American Idiot - Whatsername
21st Century Breakdown - Horseshoes and handgrenades
Uno! - Troublemaker?

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1039: Rest (chill song, deserves a bit more respect)
kerplunk: One of my Lies (Amazing song, even though it's been a little bit more out there than others I don't really enjoy)
dookie: in the end (amazing fast beautiful song)
insomniac: bab's uvula who? (catchy and green day sounding)
nimrod: prosthetic head (amazing, nothing like this song), take back (hardcore puunk intent), scattered (mainstream, beautifully lyricized song), prosthetic head (repeated because it's the best song in this album)
warning: jackass (funny lyrics and catchy rhythm), hold on (deep lyrics)
American Idiot: Homecoming (long, all song is good, cool to sing along, everyone gets their bit)
21cb: restless heart syndrome (pretty sad song)
uno: loss of control (dookie-ish sound, rated the worst song of the album :C)

Edited by maurokanvaz, 12 October 2012 - 12:26 AM.


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Dookie: F.O.D.
Nimrod: Haushinka
American Idiot: Homecoming or Whatsername
21CB: Restless Heart Syndrome
¡UNO!: Loss of Control

Just picked 5 really standout tracks because they fit this topic more than any other tracks from different albums

1039: Rest (chill song, deserves a bit more respect)
kerplunk: One of my Lies (Amazing song, even though it's been a little bit more out there than others I don't really enjoy)
dookie: in the end (amazing fast beautiful song)
insomniac: bab's uvula who? (catchy and green day sounding)
nimrod: prosthetic head (amazing, nothing like this song), take back (hardcore puunk intent), scattered (mainstream, beautifully lyricized song), prosthetic head (repeated because it's the best song in this album)
warning: jackass (funny lyrics and catchy rhythm), hold on (deep lyrics)
American Idiot: Homecoming (long, all song is good, cool to sing along, everyone gets their bit)
21cb: restless heart syndrome (pretty sad song)
uno: loss of control (dookie-ish sound, rated the worst song of the album :C)


Edited by KickingKangaroos, 12 October 2012 - 12:50 AM.


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1039 : only of you, it's just so catchy and fun to sing along to.
kerplunk : ooh hard one...I'll go with words I might have ate,I just like the acoustic guitars :)
dookie:having a blast...idk just like the song :P
insomniac: stuart and the ave,always been one of my favs,the bass is soo good.
nimrod : haushinka,it just has such a grat vibe to it.I get all thoughtful when I listen to it...
warning: misery <3 it's simply genius.
shenanigans:you lied.I love how he sings these words ;D
ai: extraordinary girl.many people don't seem to like it,I always loved it.
21stcb:both of the viva la glorias...such a shame that they didn't become singles and are never played live,I'd kill to hear either of those...
uno:troublemaker,it's so dancyyyy :bunny:

helllo btw :)

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1039: Disappearing Boy
Kerplunk: One of my Lies
Dookie: Chump
Insomniac: 86
Nimrod: Uptight
Warning: Castaway
Shenanigans: Ha Ha You're Dead
American Idiot: Are We The Waiting
21st Century Breakdown: Restless Hear Syndrome
Uno: Fell For You

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For me, the most undertated song on 21CB is See the Light. I think it might be my favourite song on the album, but it seems to get quite a lot of hate. It's a brilliant closer, it's like you've come through all the shit and are trying hard to get back on your feet and as the guitars fade out at the end, it's like waking up and seeing light at the end of the tunnel and knowing you're almost there.
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For me, the most undertated song on 21CB is See the Light. I think it might be my favourite song on the album, but it seems to get quite a lot of hate. It's a brilliant closer, it's like you've come through all the shit are trying hard to get back on your feet and as the guitars fade out at the end, it's like waking up and seeing light at the end of the tunnel and knowing your almost there.

For me, the most undertated song on 21CB is See the Light. I think it might be my favourite song on the album, but it seems to get quite a lot of hate. It's a brilliant closer, it's like you've come through all the shit are trying hard to get back on your feet and as the guitars fade out at the end, it's like waking up and seeing light at the end of the tunnel and knowing your almost there.


That's exactly how I think of that song.
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Oooo this is a fun game. Okay here we go!

39/Smooth: Don't Leave Me; this is a great song that I feel is the earliest hint of the direction Green Day would go as they and their music matured.

Kerplunk!: No One Knows; and maybe it's just because I've never been able to find a live version of the song. Mike's bass work on this song is some of his best

Dookie: Sassafras Roots; yes, the lyrics are a little repetitive, but I feel like that's part of the charm. And again...Mike's bassline. I'm a bass player and this song is so fucking fun to play.

Insomniac: Westbound Sign; it's simple and still kind of dark, but at its heart, this is a love song buried in a caustic mixture of tracks relating to sleeplessness, hate, rejection, panic disorders and drug use.

nimrod.: Jinx; sorry, but once again it comes back to the bass. This song is also the essence of Green Day- a simple, 2-minute, 3-chord jaunt into the land of self-deprecation.

WARNING: Misery; when the album came out, this was Green Day's longest and most experimental track to date. It's fun, it's got some dark themes to it, and all kinds of exotic instrumentation.

American Idiot: Give Me Novacaine; it was hard to pick a song from this record, because to me, there really aren't any low points throughout the 57 minutes of the album. But this song slows things down juuuuust a little bit between St. Jimmy and She's a Rebel.

21st Century Breakdown: Before the Lobotomy; from what I've read on GDC, it seems like a lot of people really dislike this song. That's okay, but I have to disagree. It starts a little meh, and ends a little meh; I'll give you guys that. But I love everything in between, including the odd time signature in the verses and the strange chord progression just before the last chorus. Very different song for Green Day.

¡UNO!: Troublemaker; again, lots of hate on this song. The lyrics are juvenile, but I think they're clever. The whole attitude of the song makes me want to dance and stop and sing along.
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39/Smooth: Green Day
Kerplunk: No One Knows
Dookie: F.O.D.
Insomniac: 86
Nimrod: Jinx
Warning: Jackass or Waiting
American Idiot: Whatsername
21st Century Breakdown: Peacemaker or Restless Heart Syndrome
¡Uno!: Angel Blue

In my opinion, all of them are such good songs!

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If u've to say overrated BOBD, WMUWSE and 21 Guns.

Underrated has to be Letterbomb, HSAHG, Insomniac almost all the songs.

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I'm too lazy to think about all the albums right now, so I'm just gonna go with Shenanigans. So, definitely Rotting (God dammit, this song is beautiful, how could anyone dislike it?) , Haha you're dead (I simply love fuck you songs, that's why.) and You lied (I freaking worship the sound of this one, but like almost everything on Shenanigans doesn't get the attention it deserves)
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1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours: Don't Leave me (The first song that came to mind when I talk about this album. I love it since the first time I heard it)
Kerplunk: No One Knows (Sounds kinda melancholic, I like it )
Dookie: Having a Blast (One of my favorites songs from Dookie, sad I have never heard it live, that would be great)
Insomniac: Tight Wad Hill (I consider this song great, one of my favorites of the album)
Nimrod: Haushinka (one of my favorites of the album, but I consider is underrated)
Warning: Misery (Seems that a lot of people hate this song, but I love it)
American Idiot: Extraordinary Girl (Since the first time I heard it, I fell in love with this song. The intro is amazing, very experimental)
21st Century Breakdown: Peacemaker (Sad this song is not really appreciated. I love it, is so different, and that Italian style is just great)
¡Uno!: Angel Blue? (For some reason I think is underrated, and the guitar riff is just perfect in my opinion)

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39 - Green Day. That's their eponymous song, man. Super catchy and it's largely ignored.
Kerplunk - Private Ale. Along with the last minute of Christie Road, it's the album's shining moment. Awesome teenager lyrics, they remind me of The Graduate.
Dookie - Coming Clean. Should be a revered LGBT anthem like This Charming Man or Relax.
Insomniac - Westbound Sign. Oh man. This sounds tailor-made for the radio. It's catchier than syphillis; better songwriting than Brain Stew and more accessible as well.
nimrod - King for a Day. It's a fan favorite but it should have more widespread recognition.
Warning - Deadbeat Holiday. Catchy and folky, great lyrics. I can see why it wasn't a single, though.
American Idiot - geez, um, Give Me Novacaine. Best song on the album. Obviously it's been slain by the hordes of singles surrounding it.
21stCB - Peacemaker.
¡Uno! - too early for me to determine. Maybe Troublemaker?


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So this thread is like pretty dead but... Man Homecoming has gotta be the most underrated song of Green days career. Holy shit that song is so good, I really wish that green day would play it live..



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I've gotta say the more I listen to AI the more I think "She's a Rebel" is criminally underrated. It's just such a blast to listen to.

Nothing is underrated on the Trilogy because it's all a pile of shit. :P
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1039- 16

Kerplunk- Who Wrote Holden Caufield?

Dookie- Emenius Sleepus

Insomniac- Tight Wad Hill

Nimrod- Worry Rock

Warning- Deadbeat Holiday

Shenanigans- Desensitized

American Idiot- Homecoming

21st Century Breakdown- The Static Age

Uno- Loss Of Control

Dos- Nightlife

Tre- Sex, Drugs, And Violence



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I've gotta say the more I listen to AI the more I think "She's a Rebel" is criminally underrated. It's just such a blast to listen to.

Nothing is underrated on the Trilogy because it's all a pile of shit. :P



I would have liked this but then you went and said bad things about the trilogy..
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1039 - Paper Lanterns 

Kerplunk - Android (so underrated), One for the Razorbacks, Who Wrote Holden Caufield (best song on Kerplunk, but lower on this list b/c people like it mostly)

Dookie - Having a Blast and Chump (Chump gets overlooked cause of the length and long outro, but it's great.) 

Insomniac - Armatage Shanks or No Pride, they're both so well written. 

Nimrod - Worry Rock, Jinx and The Grouch. Scattered, Nice Guys Finish Last and All the Time are underrated as well. Nimrod is a strong album. 

Warning - Deadbeat Holiday, Waiting (I've heard most people just say "meh" I think it's top 10 GD song.) and Jackass. 

American Idiot - Extraordinary Girl, but also Letterbomb and Novacaine. And Are we the Waiting.

21st Century Breakdown - 21st Century Breakdown or Viva La Gloria

Uno - Loss of Control or Oh Love

Dos - Baby Eyes

Tre - Sex, Drugs and Violence or Missing You. 



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List thread? I know the OP was a long time ago but please pay attention to it, and give reasons for your choices.



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Does anyone else think that On The Wagon is underrated? That is a fucking GREAT song. Especially the chorus.
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American Idiot: too many. Letterbomb, Whatsername, Homecoming, etc.



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American Idiot: too many. Letterbomb, Whatsername, Homecoming, etc.

Pretty sure most people love all of those songs though.


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All the trilogy is fucking underrated... Damn it gets me mad.

 

Those records have A LOT of awesomes songs that in my opinion can be 'All time favorites'.

 

C'mon.. Just hear Rusty James, Fell For You, Wild One, Stray Heart, X-Kid or Brutal Love for a bit.. 10/10 Songs right there.


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Kerplunk: "Words I might have Ate". When you ask most fans about this album, the only song they would know is Christie Road (or they wouldn't know any). Words

I might have Ate is a song with good lyrics and it sounds even better on acoustic.  

Dookie: "Emenius Sleepus". My favourite song on Dookie (at the moment). I love the lyrics. It speaks about meeting an old friend and how this friend reminded

the writer of how they used to be in the past. I also love the drum section near the end.   

Nimrod: Scattered. Should've been a single and everybody knows it, but it is still a pretty popular song so I'm not sure if it fits here. meh.

Second option is "Worry Rock" or "Haushinka". 

Warning: "Jackass". Always loved this song's melody. Reminds me of a Beatle's song.

American Idiot: "Extraordinary Girl". I think most of us were turned off by the intro, but once you get passed that its a great song.

21st Century Breakdown: "Last Night on Earth" is really under-appreciated and its a great song. I love a good ballad. 

Bonus Songs on 21st Century Breakdown: "Heart's Collide" and especially "Light's Out". Both really under-appreciated songs. I think that Heart's Collide could have

been a good song for Uno and Lights Out for Tre. Too bad they were wasted as bonuses.

Uno: "Fell For You". My favourite song on Uno. Classic corny love song that I love. 

Dos: "Wild One". Too lazy to come up with more shit to write.

Tre: "8th Avenue Serenade"



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39/Smooth I will count as 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours

 

1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours: 409 In Your Coffeemaker ; Every song on this album is underrated, but I think "409 In Your Coffeemaker" takes the cake.

Kerplunk!: One For the Razorbacks ; I don't know, I just really like this song

Dookie: F.O.D. ; We all have someone in our lives who we want to F.O.D., I find this to be one of the most relatable Green Day songs.

Insomniac: Stuck With me ; Yes, it's a single. But who ever talks about it? I think it's the best Green Day song in general and I can relate to it. (I suck at sticking up for myself)

Nimrod: Jinx ; Awesome song about messing up. (It's about messing up, right?)

Warning: Deadbeat Holiday ; Why wasn't this a single?

American Idiot: Extraordinary Girl ; What Bob2123 said.

21st Century Breakdown: Murder City ; I really only like 4 or 5 songs on 21CB, "Murder City" is one of them.

Uno!: Rusty James ; Based on a book I really like. And the chorus is just awesome.

Dos!: Makeout Party ; My third favorite on the entire trilogy!

Tré!: Amanda ; Reminds me of a certain Amanda I know. You know what I mean ;)



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1,039/SOSH - Dry Ice

Kerplunk! - Private Ale

Dookie - In The End

Insomniac - Stuart and the Ave

Nimrod - Scattered

Warning: - Jackass

American Idiot - Give Me Novacaine

21st CB - The Static Age

Uno - Carpe Diem

Dos - Baby Eyes

Tre - Walk Away



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39/Smooth: Disappearing Boy

Kerplunk: No One Knows

Dookie: Pulling Teeth

Insomniac: Stuart and the Ave

Nimrod: Scattered / Jinx

Warning: Headbeat Holiday

American Idiot: Extraordinary Girl

21CB: Horseshoes And Handgrenades

¡Uno!: Fell For You

¡Dos!: Lady Cobra

¡Tré! : Missing You



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39/Smooth: The One That I Want


Kerplunk: One For The Razorbacks

Dookie: Pulling Teeth

Insomniac: Stuart and the Ave

Nimrod: Worry Rock

Warning: Church On Sunday

American Idiot: Are We The Waiting

21CB: See The Light

 

¡Uno!: Sweet 16

¡Dos!: Lady Cobra

¡Tré! : Walk Away


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Some of these aren't my favorite songs from the album, just what I believe to be the most underrated.

 

1,039 - "I Want to Be Alone"

It's not my fav on the record but I do think it's great and I don't hear it get enough praise. I do identify with this song sometimes

 

Kerplunk - "Private Ale"

Kinda the same story as "I Want to Be Alone"

 

Dookie - "Sassafras Roots"

This is actually my fav on Dookie, and again, I don't hear it get enough praise. This was actually my fav song for the longest time

 

Insomniac - "Tight Wad Hill"

Again, not my fav on the album but I think it's pretty good and deserves more attention, by fans and during live shows

 

Nimrod - "Redundant"

My fav on the album. It was a fucking single but it wasn't that popular, which I think is shitty, it's a great tune!

 

Warning - "Macy's Day Parade"

Same story as "Redundant", except I'm not sure if it's my fav on the album

 

American Idiot - "Extraordinary Girl"

I hear tons of people bash on this song, but it's actually one of my favs on this album

 

21st Century Breakdown - "Christian's Inferno"

Same story as "Extraordinary Girl"

 

Trilogy - None

It basically all sucks :P




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