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Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 3:52
Release date: March 14, 2005 (UK)
May 7, 2005 (USA)
Album: American Idiot
Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge
Produced by: Rob Cavallo
Single chronology
Album chronology
Previous song: "Jesus of Suburbia"
Next song: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

"Holiday" is the third track on Green Day's album American Idiot. It was released as a single on March 14, 2005 in the UK and May 7 of the same year in the US. The song is in F Minor key. The song reached #19 on the US Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, #1 on UK's Singles Chart, and #21 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Song meaning[edit]

The song is considered anti-war America by Billie Joe Armstrong[1].

Other versions[edit]

  • Album version - Original version from American Idiot.
  • Fadeout - Identical to the album version, except with an ending that doesn't go into "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", but rather fades out instead for radio play. Featured on the digital single, and the CD1 and CD2 single for "Holiday".
  • Clean radio edit - A radio edit from the American "Holiday" single. Backmasked the word "fag", and retains the fadeout.


Main article: Holiday/lyrics