Green Day's "Basket Case" hits 1 billion Spotify streams

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Spotify users have officially listened to Billie Joe Armstrong whine 1 billion times.

Green Day's hit "Basket Case" has joined Spotify's Billions Club, a playlist of all the songs with at least 1 billion streams on the platform. It's the first Green Day song to hit the milestone.

In a Facebook post responding to the news, Green Day writes, "What's that, you say!? Basket Case is in Spotify's BILLIONS CLUB?!" alongside a trio of exploding head emojis.

"Basket Case" originally appeared on Green Day's breakout 1994 album, Dookie, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier in February.

Green Day put out a new album, Saviors, in January. They'll launch a U.S. tour in support of the record in July, during which they'll also be playing Dookie and 2004's American Idiot in honor of their respective 30th and 20th anniversaries.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:45AM by Josh Johnson Permalink