Talk:Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day song)

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any info on Noel Gallagher suing them? It IS a ripoff in my opinion! Played the same as wonderwall but with a capo on the 1st fret instead of second, and rhythm very similar. Greenday are sh!te

Did you know that this song proves that Billie Joe Armstrong is a better songwriter than the guy from Oasis. Because this song's lyrics are better than Wonderwall's, and that's a fact you can prove. Zzguitar14 (talk) 01:08, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Speaking OF alleged plagiarism[edit]

The beginning riff of this song is suspiciously similar to the riff of 25 or 6 to 4. Just thought I'd throw it out there; let's see if we can produce sources justifying my claim. Signed, your friendly neighborhood MessedRocker. 04:13, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

The chord progression of '25 or 6 to 4' doesn't sound similar to 'Boulevard' to me, for one thing it's high to low notes; 'Boulevard' is the reverse. Could be the same chords in a different order, I suppose, but then it's not the same chord progression, is it?

Not an endless supply of chords out there ...

As for Oasis, I'm confused by the suggestion that 'Wonderwall' was inspired by or borrows from Pink Floyd's 'Vera'. The only similarity is that the former includes the line, "I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now" and the latter, "Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?" 'Wonderwall Music' was George Harrison's soundtrack album from the late 60s - they're well-known for the Beatles fixation but hardly for any interest in Vera Lynn.

Anyway, that tidbit is about 'Wonderwall' ... it doesn't really belong on the 'Boulevard' page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.7.240.69 (talk) 20:29, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Article rewrite[edit]

I reordered several parts of the article in order to give it a less stuck-together feel. Several facts were repeated during the course of the text; I've made an effort to reduce this repetition. Also, the information found in the "Trivia" section was removed (in the instances of "this song was found in...") or integrated into the article text.

Three notes:

  • One trivia bullet mentioned that "Billie Joe wrote this song in company of his son. The boy was playing drums, then Billie picked up an acoustic guitar and began writing the piece." I couldn't find anywhere to put this information (and it doesn't have a source), so I've left it out at the moment. Any suggestions for where to put this?
  • The mention of Katrina relief in "Reception" doesn't have a year for "this year".
  • Also in that section, the article currently states "['Boulevard of Broken Dreams'] became one of only two songs to ever reach #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, Modern Rock Tracks, and Adult Top 40 charts." Does this mean "only one of two songs to reach #1 on the three charts simultaneously"?

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NPOV Problem?[edit]

It keeps on saying how depressing it is.

I quote...

"...melancholy walk..." "...and other miserable sights."

Anyone else see a NPOV problem?

~Lunakeet

A Mere Coincidence?[edit]

Does anybody know if the title is related at all with Joaquín Sabina's 1994 song Por el Bulevar de los Sueños Rotos ("Through the Boulevard of Broken Dreams")? Music and lyrics are totally different, as Sabina's song is about the story of Chavela Vargas and Frida Kahlo, but isn't the title too uncommon to be a mere coincidence? I just left the comment so that it is explained in case somebody happens to know anything about it. --Purplefire (talk) 18:07, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


Simple Plan[edit]

Has anyone else heard the garbage that is Simple Plan's "Your Love is a Lie"? Completely derivative of Blvd. I feel it deserves a mention in the article. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.173.197.249 (talk) 07:03, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

You're right, even though it's not garbage haha. I wouldn't know where to put it though. ~Zzguitar14 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.112.69.53 (talk) 12:25, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Is it true that the song was called "boulevard of broken dreams" instead of "I walk alone" so that listeners didnt confuse the song with the other green day song called "walking alone"? 76.235.235.106 (talk) 21:05, 5 July 2008 (UTC)