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.
Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Green Day
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