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These Are The 12 Songs Green Day Have Played The Most Live

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 23 January 2019 at 15.21

Bet you can't guess number one...

Green Day have truly been titans of the music world for decades. With a catalogue of 12 studio albums and over 221 songs to pull from, the possibilities for their live setlists are nearly unlimited. Which made us ask the question- which songs have they played the most times live?

The top spot will probably surprise you. 

12. 'JADED' - 557 TIMES
We're starting off strong with 'Jaded'. Given that 'Brain Stew' and 'Jaded' really go hand in hand (see below for evidence) it's wild that they haven't been played the same number of times really. Which brings us to number 11...

11. 'BRAIN STEW' - 598 TIMES
The only possible explanation we can offer here is that at a certain point Green Day dropped 'Jaded' off the end of 'Brain Stew'. 44 times. 

10. 'WELCOME TO PARADISE' - 622 TIMES
Aaah, the first of many 'Dookie' appearances. Strap in, there's nine to go and a whole lot of 'Dookie' ahead.

09. 'MINORITY' - 638 TIMES
The only 'Warning' appearance on this list takes the form of the classic 'Minority'. 638 times they've played this one live since they released it 19 years ago. 

08. 'KING FOR A DAY' - 645 TIMES

07. 'GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE)' - 653 TIMES
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you know that 'Good Riddance' is the Green Day's seventh most played live song ever.

06. 'WHEN I COME AROUND' - 659 TIMES
By show of hands, who thought this would be a contestant to take out the top spot? It just really feels like the kind of song they'd have played live more than this. But in reality, 'When I Come Around' has actually been played 255 times less than the song which takes out the top spot. True story.

05. 'KNOWLEDGE' (OPERATION IVY COVER) - 662 TIMES
It's a bold move to perform another band's song so often that it's one of your top five most played songs ever. A bold move indeed. It's been a staple of their live sets since all the way back in 1990, and is such a Green Day song that they've even released a studio version. 

04. 'HITCHIN' A RIDE' - 709 TIMES
Arguably the best song off 'Nimrod', Billie Joe and the lads have whipped this one out 709 times since it was released back in 1997. That's roughly 33 times per year since it was released!

03. 'SHE' - 770 TIMES
Heads up, 'Dookie' tracks make up the bronze, silver and gold category in this list. Which probably makes sense, given that these songs are about to turn 25 years old. 

02. 'BASKET CASE' - 861 TIMES
Bet you thought this would be number one, huh? SURPRISE! 'Basket Case' has been played a whopping 53 times less than the song that takes out number one. 

01. 'LONGVIEW' - 914 TIMES
MASSIVE CURVE-BALL. Imagine a song getting played 53 times more than 'Basket Case'?! But there we have it. The song that Green Day have played live more than any other is 'Longview. Turn it up.

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