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"She" is a song by the American punk rock band Green Day. It is the eighth track on their third album, Dookie and was released as the fifth and final single. The song was written by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong about a former girlfriend who showed him a feminist poem with an identical title.[3] In return, Armstrong wrote the lyrics of "She" and showed them to her.[3] She later dumped him and moved to Ecuador, prompting Armstrong to put "She" on the album. The same ex-girlfriend is the topic of the songs "Sassafras Roots" and "Chump". [3] It is one of the few Green Day singles that did not have a music video. The song is notorious for a concert where Armstrong performed the song nude.

"She"
Green Day - She cover.jpg
Single by Green Day
from the album Dookie
ReleasedMay 5, 1995[1]
FormatPromo CD
Recorded1993
GenrePunk rock[2]
Length2:14
LabelReprise, WEA International
Songwriter(s)Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool
Producer(s)Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"When I Come Around"
(1995)
"She"
(1995)
"J.A.R."
(1995)

Contents

Track listingEdit

Promo
No.TitleLength
1."She"2:14

ReceptionEdit

PopMatters listed "She" as the eighth best Green Day song, citing ""She" is sensitive without being soft; in between Armstrong's empathetic declarations of "Scream at me / Until my ears bleed / I'm taking heed / Just for you", the band is hammering away at its instruments with amped-up intensity."[4]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[5] 41
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[6] 18
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green Day Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  2. ^ "Green Day - Fantasy Studios" (PDF). Fantasy Studios. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-24. Issued in February 1994, Dookie would spawn five hit singles — ‘Longview’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’ (a re‐recording of a track on Kerplunk), ‘Basket Case’, ‘When I Come Around’ and ‘She’ — and, with worldwide sales of over 16 million units, would prove to be the group’s most popular work, while establishing them at the forefront of the neo-punk scene.
  3. ^ a b c "Billie Joe Armstrong Interview on VH1". VH1. Archived from the original on 2002-08-09. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  4. ^ AJ Ramirez. "Nice Guys Finish Last: The Top 15 Green Day Songs". PopMatters. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  5. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.

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