100 Best Songs of the 2000s

Green Day, 'American Idiot'

47. Green Day, 'American Idiot'

The song fans had waited years for — a Clash-worthy guitar rant full of righteous political fury, with Billie Joe Armstrong showing how adults misbehave in style.


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