Quiz: How well do you know Green Day’s lyrics?
Sometimes, at Green Day shows, Billie Joe Armstrong will barely have to sing due to the crowd knowing everything word for word. Check out this performance from the 2013 Reading Festival – the crowd should probably get a cut of the YouTube money.
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams was a huge hit, though, a GRAMMY-winning chart-topper. How would the crowd have fared doing a deep cut from the early days, or an album track from one of their less-heralded records?
(Probably still quite well, to be honest – it’s really hard to overstate just how adored a band Green Day are.)
Find out how much attention you’ve been paying over the decades with our lyrics quiz.
If you can’t see the quiz below, please click here to play. Scroll down for answers.
How did you do? Are you an American idiot or should we order a 21 gun salute? Either way, remember that nice guys finish last.
Green Day lyrics quiz answers
1. Holden Caulfield
2. Walking Contradiction
3. ‘I’ll die for you’
4. ‘Gonna ride the world like a merry-go-round’ / ‘Don’t look way from the arms of love’
9. Bang Bang
10. ‘I woke up to a message of love’
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