A Ranking Of Every Song On ‘American Idiot.’

This was ridiculously hard as it is my favorite album of all time! Not a single song that isn’t amazing off this record.

1. Extraordinary Girl

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt.

What It’s About: A girl in an abusive relationship.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/hctq2W1z7Kc

2. Holiday

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool.

What It’s About: Protesting against the government.

Type Of Songwriting: Observational.

https://youtu.be/l2hA8g1cNvQ

3. Wake Me Up When September Ends

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: Billie Joe’s deceased father, who passed away when he was 10.

Type Of Songwriting: Experience.

https://youtu.be/rdpBZ5_b48g

4. Jesus Of Suburbia

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool.

What It’s About: A story of a man suffering the rise and fall of the American dream.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/JMcNzjzw63I

5. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: A story of man whose dreams were crushed, leaving him bitter and lonely.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/Soa3gO7tL-c

6. American Idiot

Genre: Pop-punk

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: Protesting against the government.

Type Of Songwriting: Observational.

https://youtu.be/h6Z5N0Z6zH0

7. Whatsername

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: A break-up.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/XJdYn3VyAkQ

8. She’s a Rebel

Genre: Pop-punk

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: Falling for a wild girl.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/eOv5fF7maFY

9. Are We The Waiting

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool.

What It’s About: The fall of the American dream.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/6HXa2gVj4mg

10. Give Me Novocaine

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong

What It’s About: A story about a drug dealer.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/ZKAwIwjHwZI

11. St. Jimmy

Genre: Pop-punk

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt.

What It’s About: A story about a man wanting the American dream, just to find out he didn’t want it after all.

Type Of Songwriting: Story.

https://youtu.be/jRu0O1J3Y4s

12. Letterbomb

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool.

What It’s About: Protesting against the government.

Type Of Songwriting: Observational.

https://youtu.be/qjuUMA6W9Zs

13. Homecoming

Genre: Alternative Rock

Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool.

What It’s About: Being bullied.

Type Of Songwriting: Experience.

https://youtu.be/UDuwLYqOO9s

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