On MTV's "Top 100 Of 1996 Countdown"
on New Years Eve, Green Day's Walking Contradiction video ranked #64, and
their Brain Stew/Jaded video ranked #40.
On The 1996 American Music Awards, the
guys got the nominations for Best Alternative Group (lost to Pearl Jam),
and Best Artist (lost to Garth Brooks).
On MTV's countdown of the best music
video's of all-time, Green Day ranked #1 in 1996 for "Geek Stink
On MTV's "Top 100 Of 1995 Countdown"
on New Years Eve, Green Day's Geek Stink Breath video ranked #48, and their
When I Come Around video ranked #4.
On MTV's "All-Time Alternative Rock
Countdown" in 1995, Green Day's Longview video ranked #35, their When I Come
Around video ranked #13, and their famous Basket Case video ranked
In the June 1995 Seventeen mag, Billie
Joe is one of the "Top 10 Guys You Want". He is along side the likes of Keanu
Reeves and Ethan Hawke. Also, Green Day was voted Best Band in Seventeen
Magazine's Seventh Annual Readers' Poll. They also got second place for best
video from "When I Come Around".
The May 1995 Circus poll results
Best New Artist: Green Day
Best CD: Dookie
Best CD cover: Dookie
Best Bassist: Mike Dirnt
Best Drummer: Tre Cool
The Bay Area Music Awards were given
out March 11, 1995 at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre. Here are some winners
in the 18th annual Bammie Awards given out.
Outstanding Album: Dookie - Green Day
Outstanding Group: Green Day
Outstanding Bassist: Mike Dirnt - Green Day
Outstanding Drummer: Tre Cool - Green Day
Kerplunk spent 2 weeks at #1 on the Billboard
Pop Catalog Album Chart in March 1995.
When I Come Around was #1 on Billboard's
Modern Rock charts for 7 weeks, in January and February, 1995. This breaks
their previous best of six weeks atop the chart for Basket Case in summer
On Rick Dee's top 94 songs of 1994, Green
Day are ranked 4th with "When I Come Around".
After 52 weeks on the Billboard album
chart, Dookie was still in the top 10 (#2) in February '94. The album sold
over twelve million copies worldwide, and finished as the #24 album of 1994
in Billboard's year-end chart. It was the fifth-best selling album of 1994,
according to Spin, Feb 1995, with sales of 3.3 million. Also, the singles
Longview and Basket Case logged in at #3 and #4 respectively on Billboard's
1994 year-end Modern Rock chart, and Green Day rank as Billboard's #2 Modern
Rock artists of 1994.
Four 1995 Grammy
Best New Artist. (lost)
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, Basket Case. (lost)
Hard Rock Performance, Longview. (lost)
Alternative Music Performance, Dookie. (WON)
Green Day were also nominated for a 1995
American Music Award, for Alternative Artist, but they lost to the Counting
Congratulations to Green Day for having
MTV's #1 video of 1994 (Basket Case). They also have MTV's #18 (Longview)
and #70 (When I Come Around - Woodstock version). The regular version of
the When I Come Around video was #1 on MTV's video countdown for four non
MTV also had a poll about who was "IT"
in the world, during the first week of February, 1995. Billie Joe came in
#3 in the top 10.
Congratulations to Green Day for having
Dookie being named the "Best Rock CD of the Year" by Time magazine (Dec 26,
1994 issue). And I quote: "Do you like playing your car stereo so loud that
cars in back of you flash their lights? If the answer is yes, then Green
Day is for you. If no, then here's a gift you can give to your younger relations
that will make them all think you're incredibly cool. While the raucous,
cathartic songs of this Berkeley-based punk band are adolescent and snotty,
they're always laughing with you, not at you... or are
Rolling Stone magazine featured Green Day as a prominent band for the future in its Generation Next special issue. Then (January 26, 1995 cover story), Rolling Stone readers named:
Green Day - Best New Band of
Green Day - Critics' Choice Best New Band of 1994
Dookie - Best Album of 1994
Dookie - Best Album Cover of 1994
Billie Joe Armstrong - Best New Male Singer
Billie Joe Armstrong - Critics' Choice Second Best New Male Singer
Green Day - Third Best Artist of 1994
Green Day - Fourth Best Band of 1994
Basket Case - Fifth Best Single of 1994
Basket Case - Fifth Best Video of 1994
Longview - Critics' Choice Third Best Single of 1994
Spin magazine's readers poll (January, 1995) gives Green Day a number of accolades:
Best New Band or
#5 single of the year (Longview)
#2 artist Spin should be covering
#1 artist predicted to "make it big in '95".
Green Day log in KROQ's #1 single of
1994 (Longview), as well as scoring #8 with Basket Case, 17 with Welcome
to Paradise, and 34 with When I Come Around.
An article in Entertainment Weekly declared
Green Day to be "1994's hottest band", and that 1994 has been the "Year of
Green Day" in an excellent cover story. EW also named them #3 rookie of the
year in their Best of 1994 issue.
Green Day won one award on the 1998
MTV Video Music Awards for Best Alternative Video, Good Riddance (Time Of