In celebration of Green Day announcing their new greatest hits compilation 'God's Favorite Band', let's dive in to some of band's more underappreciated classics from across the spectrum of their career. You can check out all the songs on a Spotify playlist HERE.
A short, sharp burst of punk-rock that somehow never made it on to an actual album. No idea how.
2000 LIGHT YEARS AWAY
25 years old but still sounding fresh and fierce, this is Green Day at their most heartfelt and melodic.
THE SAINTS ARE COMING
Two of the biggest bands on Earth coming together to write an absolute footstomper of a jam. Does it get any better?
POPROCKS & COKE
Featuring as a previously unreleased track on 01's 'International Superhits', this is worthy of being a part of any band's Best Of.
Spy themed instrumentals? Yeah, Green Day have dipped their toes in there as well.
WHO WROTE HOLDEN CAULFIELD?
Another cut from 'Kerplunk' and another early indication that the band were something really quite special.
WORKING CLASS HERO
Covering John Lennon is one thing, but completely making it your own is a different kettle altogether.
A raucous cut from the third installment of the band's ambitious trilogy project. You can almost feel the sweat dripping from the practice room ceiling as you listen to this.
CHURCH ON SUNDAY
A severely underrated song from a severely underrated album. Simple as that.
A rough and ready stormer from the creamy centre of '95's 'Insomniac.
'Nimrod' is an absolutely classic album, yet this slice of head bopping loveliness is often overlooked.
GOING TO PASALAQUA
Now we're really delving into the archives. Another early sign that these three lads were going to do great things.
This catchy little number from '¡Uno!' really captured the early sound of GD and made it sound all shiny and new.
1:34 of pure punk-rock goodness. It doesn't get more direct than this.
A real face melter of a song that appeared as a b-side on the single release of 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life). The more you know.
AMERICAN EULOGY: MASS HYSTERIA/MODERN WORLD
Sandwiched between '21 Guns' and 'See The Light', this is another slice of brilliantly theatric storytelling from the band's second concept album.
Does anyone write a punk love song anywhere near as touching as the Green Day boys? We think not.