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Top 5 Green Day songs ahead of Belfast gig

The US rockers will perform a massive concert at Belfast's Ormeau Park this week.

Green Day will perform at Belfast's Ormeau Park on Wednesday as part of their Revolution Radio tour.

The trio have held their own in the music charts for over 20 years with a long list of tracks that have delighted fans and introduced newcomers to their particular sound.

And while it might be almost impossible to pick only five great Green Day songs - we are going to give it a try.

1. Jesus of Suburbia

Released in 2005 from their album American Idiot, this track is a nine-minute tour de force for the band - often described as their Bohemian Rhapsody.

The song reached number 17 in the UK singles chart

2. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Arguably the song that catapulted Green Day to mainstream global fame, this track was released in 1997 as a single from their album Nimrod and reached number 11 in the UK charts.

The song gained huge success in the US thanks in part to it's popularity at school proms.

3. Longview

This song about boredom became a massive hit for the band in 1994 following the release of their third studio album Dookie.

It marked their first appearance in the US rock chart and catapulted them to stardom in the US.

4. Basket Case

Another massive success from their album Dookie, Basket Case was released in 1994 and spent five weeks at number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The song reached number 7 in the UK singles chart.

5. Holiday

Released in 2005 from their American Idiot album, Holiday was offered as a political statement to the Bush administration in the US.

The song reached number 11 in the UK singles chart.

Bonus track/too good not to mention: Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Another classic from the 2005 American Idiot album, this track reached number 5 in the UK and number 1 in the Billboard Top 100 in the US.

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