American Idiot (album)
After series of underperforming albums, Green Day had released this album which brought them back to superstardom status. Theor music was still the same but has more depth on it. It became a top selling album worldwide. It was awarded with 7x platinum by BPI in UK, and 6x platinum in US by RIAA.
American Idiot (single)
“American Idiot” was released as the debut single of the album, which has the same name. As you heard, it sound like the TV show “American Idol”, though not really intended to criticize the show. It went to number 3 in United Kingdom. Rate: 7.0 out of 10
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” had became the second single for “American Idiot”. It is an alternative rock song which was about being alone. The song became their biggest hit from teh album and one of their signature hit. It went number 2 in United States and number 5 in United Kingdom. Rate: 8.25 out of 10
“Holiday” was the third single from the album “American Idiot”. The song is somewhat political but was praised by a lot. critics. It was still one of their high charter on Billboard Hot 100 as it peaked inside the top 20. It peaked at 11th in UK. Rate: 7.75 out of 10
Wake Me Up When September Ends
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” became the third single off the album “American Idiot”. It is a song about losing someone you love. It was one of their most recognized songs. It became a hit internationally, including Philippines which the song was often remembered when September comes. It went to top 10 both in US and UK. Rate: 8.75 out of 10
Jesus of Suburbia
“Jesus of Suburbia” was the last single of the album “American Idiot”. The song is punk rock which reached the top 20 of United Kingdom. It failed to chart at the Hot 100.
Green Day- American Idiot United States- Green Day came back with a bang through the album “American Idiot’, that aside from being a number 1 album, it sold million, thus became their second biggest selling album ever. Green Day had never reached the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 before until they released this album “American Idiot”. The band had released at least five official singles from the album and see how they made it to the top 10: Boulevard of Broken Dreams- #2 Wake Me Up When September Ends- #6
Two of Green Day’s five released singles from “American Idiot” album went to top 10. Their song “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was their biggest hit when it peaked at number 2 and even gone 2x platinum by RIAA. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” which peaked at number 6 was platinum. They had a top 20 hit with “Holiday” at number 19, while the title track at number 61.
United Kingdom- Green Day achieved a new heights in United Kingdom with their album “American Idiot”. It even scored at least three top 10 hits. Look below which songs are those: American Idiot- #3 Boulevard of Broken Dreams- #5 Wake Me Up When September Ends- #8
Green Day, for the first time, scored three top 10 singles from an album. Their highest peak is obviously “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” at number 3. But their other top 10 singles “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up September Ends” were more notable hits. “Holiday” and “Jesus of Suburbia” had peaked at number 11 and 17, respectively. Thus, they scored five top 20 hits.
Green Day scored more hits from this album “American Idiot”, which they never achieve before. Their biggest hit in the US has been “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” at number 2, while on UK, it was “American Idiot” at number 3. However, I had chosen “Wake Me Up When September Ends” because of its meaning and it was a very remarkable song from them.
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Album by: Green Day
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