American Idiot (song)

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"American Idiot"
Single by Green Day
from the album American Idiot
Released28 July 2004
RecordedFebruary 2004
GenrePunk rock
Length2:54
LabelWarner Bros., Reprise
Songwriter(s)Billie Joe Armstrong/Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"I Fought the Law"
(2004)
"American Idiot"
(2004)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
(2004)
"I Fought the Law"
(2004)
"American Idiot"
(2004)
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
(2004)

"American Idiot" is the first single and title track off American punk rock band Green Day's ninth studio album American Idiot. The song was released on 31 August, 2004. The song criticizes the United States around 2004. The song was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Rock Song, Best Short Form Music Video and Record of the Year. The band performed the song at the 2005 Grammy Awards.[1]

Music video[change | change source]

The video features Green Day playing in a warehouse in front of a green American flag. The band plays at different speeds in the middle of the video. The stripes of the flag melt onto the ground during the bridge. They are sprayed by a green liquid from amplifiers next to the flag. The end of the video shows the band dropping their instruments and leaving.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Green Day's "American Idiot" Named Top Grammy Moment". About.com. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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