Readers' Poll: Green Day's Best Songs

Picks include 'Longview,' 'Basket Case' and 'Welcome to Paradise'

blog comments powered by Disqus

8. 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'

In the early 2000s Green Day seemed like they were slowly dying. It got so bad that in 2002 they actually opened up for Blink-182 on a long summer tour. But in 2004 they shocked everyone with the politically-charged rock opera American Idiot. It sold millions upon millions and introduced them to a whole new generation of kids who were barely out of diapers when Dookie came out. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," the second single, went into heavy rotation on radio in late 2004. It was only the beginning of the band's huge comeback. 

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.