Green Day joins elite club with 5th hit single
By Fred Bronson
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – With the No. 37 debut of “Jesus
of Suburbia” on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, punk rock
trio Green Day becomes the third act to pull five singles from
the same album more than once on this airplay-based chart.
The title track from its current album, “American Idiot,”
peaked at No. 1, as did “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and
“Holiday.” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” went to No. 2.
Green Day last performed this feat with its 1994
major-label debut, “Dookie,” which yielded the singles
“Longview” (No. 1), “Basket Case” (No. 1), “Welcome to
Paradise” (No. 7), “When I Come Around (No. 1) and “She” (No.
The other two acts that have scored with five singles from
the same album more than once are R.E.M. with “Automatic for
the People” and “Monster,” and Linkin Park with “Hybrid Theory”
and “Meteora.” One big difference: those two groups culled
their sets of five hits from consecutive albums.