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What's my favorite Green Day song?



It’s a question that’s plagued me since I became a fan back in 2004.

People ask me all the time and my answer fluctuates as I continue to grow. As I begin to pack for a weekend filled with fellow Idiots, I decided to attempt to tackle this question and finally pinpoint my answer.

For starters, my jump into fandom was a canon ball from the high dive. There was no dipping of my foot to check the water temperature. I plunged into this. For my 15th birthday, my parents bought me their entire catalogue so it makes it difficult to differentiate which songs were with me at a pivotal time in my life because I got them all at once! Side note, my parents will be punk rockers Monday in Detroit as they attend their first Green Day concert and I can’t wait to see and hear what they think.

Enough babbling, let’s try and answer this question.

Welcome To Paradise was the song that sold me on them.

Jesus of Suburbia was the song that really grasped my attention.

Holiday was the song I loved to blare from my Mustang convertible speakers on the drive to school.

Minority was the song that made it fun to yell, “Fuck them all” while also flipping off the sky.

When I Come Around was the song I drunkenly stumbled over to the jukebox and played on my 21st birthday, so subconsciously this song clearly means something to me.

Bang Bang was the song that blew me away and Still Breathing was the song that brought me to my knees.

But still these gems don’t take the cake as my favorite song.

Tired of waiting to hear my answer?

Waiting. Waiting is the song that I think goes down as my favorite Green Day song. There’s something really special about that song and Warning as a whole in general to me.

I know, I know you probably think it’s a weak, or surprising choice.

I don’t care if it’s an updated version of Petula Clark’s “Downtown” this song gets me every time. There’s something about it I can’t describe. When I hear it I’m immediately filled with some crazy amount of joy and nostalgia. I love that song for what it represents. It’s kind of the last song of the “old Green Day era” which I was never really a part of. Sort of like the Old Testament if you will.

Waiting live is one of my favorite things to experience. It’s a crowd sing-along that you can’t help but get all the feels for. I remember my brother telling me after The Newport show that the look of joy on my face when they started playing Waiting was priceless. I can’t wait to hopefully hear it twice in 72 hours as it seems to be back on the setlist which is a beautiful thing.

It’s a song that gives me hope. Hope about my future career and relationship choices. “I’m destined for anything at all”

So, I think I’ve finally answered this question...for now.

Waiting is nothing but a lovely 3:14 of punk-pop joy for me. It’s infectious and catchy as hell.

It came on the radio the other day and it hit me then that this song is the one I hold close to the heart.

Rage and Love, Idiots


I've been waiting a long time For this moment to come I'm destined For anything...at all Downtown lights will be shining On me like a new diamond Ring out under the midnight hour No one can touch me now And I can't turn my back It's too late ready or not at all

Well, I'm so much closer than I have ever known... Wake up

Dawning of a new era Calling...don't let it catch you falling Ready or not at all So close enough to taste it Almost...I can embrace this Feeling....on the tip of my tongue

Well, I'm so much closer than I have ever known... Wake up Better thank your lucky stars.... (Shey hey hey)

I've been waiting for a life time For this moment to come I'm destined for anything at all

Dumbstruck Colour me stupid Good luck You're gonna need it Where I'm going if I get there... At all....

Wake up Better thank your lucky stars....

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The Great Saiyaman


Damn, I feel you man. I've been in the same dilemma of deciding my favorite too... Kinda leaning towards Westbound Sign at the moment.

Real talk though, Waiting is honestly suuuuuuuch a good song it's crazy. That's a song I can play any time and just feel good with myself. It's also a reason I love to listen to happy rock music from the late 90s/early 2000s for some reason!

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Caroline Truong


my faves song in this order..

1.She (epic and powerful for woman's rights and Billie faves to sing live)

2.King for a Day (live and studio..most fun and crossdresser song ever)

3.Whatername..(very sweet and romantic song for ex-lover)

4.give me novicaine? (first ever GD day song..that I listen too)

there are more but these are my faves..

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Welcome to paradise was the first GD song I ever heard but I guess it was 1-2 years after getting into Green Day when they played on letterman. They played 86 in the most passionate rendition I have ever heard them do it . Billie had a unique "look" that night as well. 

Anyway obviously you could drone on for hours discussing every song and come up with a reason why but for me it absolutely is 86



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On 3/25/2017 at 6:13 PM, Caroline Truong said:

3.Whatername..(very sweet and romantic song for ex-lover)

This song is up there too. I once drove home after seeing my ex and this song came on and I just lost it. It sums up that failed relationship thing really well.

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Teenage Kicks!


EWww you drove a mustang. :lol: kidding lol


That's a nice song. Waiting is great!

My favorite is lazy bones.

Never cried so hard on a first listen to a song in my life. Does that sentence make sense? Haha

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