The question is simple – how many songs have Green Day produced? For the rest of this post I’ll refer to it as their magic number.
Getting to the magic number is harder for Green Day than it will be for most bands. Few have produced as many albums, been writing for as long, or have mixed it up as much as Green Day have.
What follows is a starting point, it is not a definitive list. I’m hoping it will be interesting and educational for us fans to think about rare songs, b-sides people may have not heard before, covers people didn’t realise were covers etc.. Who knows, by the end of it we may have a definitive list.
I’ve decided not to count FBHT, The Network, or other side projects. Guess the rule is it has to be released as Green Day (prev. Sweet Children).
When it comes to covers, as they have performed so many different songs live, I’m only counting those released on an album.
If you know of songs that are missing then please post and I will add them in (same applies to any mistakes in this post!). If you think I have included something you wouldn’t – let me know, there are a few I couldn’t decide on myself.
Also worth mentioning I have a mod’s approval for this post before anyone points at it being a list.
So, “here we go again”…
The early days - 38 songs in total
Dookie to Warning era - 63 songs in total
Pre-AI - 17 songs in total
AI and 21CB era - 48 songs in total
To the trilogy… and beyond - 37 songs in total
Miscellaneous - 2 songs in total
GRAND TOTAL – 205 SONGS and counting…
(16 of which are covers)