I Fought the Law

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"I Fought the Law" is a much-covered song originally recorded by Sonny Curtis and the Crickets (following the death of Buddy Holly) in 1959. The song was famously covered by Bobby Fuller Four, who recorded a more successful version of the song in 1965, and by the Clash, who performed and recorded a punk rock version in 1976 and 1977.

Green Day cover[edit]

Green Day released a cover of the song on the 1st of Feburary 2004. It was released as a digital download on iTunes. The Green Day cover version of the song was used in a commercial for Apple Computer's iTunes Store when it was first opened.

Their cover was later used in the film St. Vincent.