Shenanigans (album)

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Compilation album by Green Day
Released July 2, 2002 (2002-07-02)
Recorded 1993–2002
Genre Punk rock[1]
Length 33:23
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo, Green Day
Green Day chronology
International Superhits!
(2001)International Superhits!2001
American Idiot
(2004)American Idiot2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 2/5 stars[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[8]

Shenanigans is the third compilation album by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on July 2, 2002 through Reprise Records. The album contains b-sides, rarities, covers, and a previously unreleased track, "Ha Ha You're Dead." "Espionage," the spy-themed instrumental, was featured on the soundtrack for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Shenanigans peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release and has sold 280,000 units as of September 2010.[9] Even though the original cover does not feature a title, several retailers fixed confusion over it by designing a sticker which was plastered on the front. In a September 2009 interview by Fuse on Demand, when asked who designed the cover for the group's eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown (2009), Billie Joe Armstrong said that Chris Bilheimer designed it as well as the last four album covers. In 2002, Green Day embarked on the Pop Disaster Tour in support of the album; however, no songs from the album were played during any of the performances. This album was supposed to contain a #10 track called "D.U.I (Driving Under the Influence)." "D.U.I" was written by Tré Cool. However, it was removed in later releases of the album. "D.U.I." can be seen in the booklet for the album, but has been sprayed out with black spray paint making it impossible to look at any information about the song.

Shenanigans was issued on vinyl for the first time in the United States on September 15, 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted; all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Original appearance Length
1. "Suffocate" Australian editions of Nimrod, 1997 2:54
2. "Desensitized" "Good Riddance," 1997, and Japanese & Australian editions of Nimrod 2:47
3. "You Lied" "Good Riddance" and Australian editions of Nimrod 2:26
4. "Outsider" (written by Dee Dee Ramone; originally performed by the Ramones) "Warning", 2000 2:17
5. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" Previously unreleased song from Dookie but later re-recorded as a b-side for "Geek Stink Breath," 1995 1:38
6. "Espionage" (instrumental) "Hitchin' a Ride," 1997 and the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack 3:23
7. "I Want to Be on T.V." (written by Sam McBride, Tom Flynn; originally performed by Fang) "Geek Stink Breath," 1995, and Japanese editions of Insomniac, 1995 1:17
8. "Scumbag" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt) "Warning," 2002 and the American Pie 2 soundtrack 1:46
9. "Tired of Waiting for You" (written by Ray Davies; originally performed by The Kinks) "Basket Case," 1994 and the Private Parts soundtrack, 1997 2:34
10. "Sick of Me" "Hitchin' a Ride" 2:07
11. "Rotting" "Good Riddance" 2:52
12. "Do Da Da" "Brain Stew/Jaded," 1996, and Australian editions of Nimrod 1:30
13. "On the Wagon" "Basket Case," 1994 2:48
14. "Ha Ha You're Dead" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt) Originally unreleased 3:07
Total length: 33:23


Green Day


  • Rob Cavalloproducers
  • Green Day – producers
  • Jerry Finnmixing on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Tired of Waiting for You", "Rotting", "Do Da Da", "On the Wagon"
  • Kevin Army – engineer on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Rotting", "Do Da Da"
  • Neill King – engineering on "Tired of Waiting for You", "On the Wagon", mixing on "Sick of Me"
  • Ken Allardyce – engineering on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Chris Dugan – engineering on "Ha Ha You're Dead"
  • Casey McKrankin – additional engineering on "Tired of Waiting for You" and "On the Wagon"
  • Willie Samuels – engineering on "Outsider", "Scumbag", "Ha Ha You're Dead"
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Steve Hall – mastering on "Suffocate", "Desentitized", "Espionage", "Sick of Me"
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering on "You Lied", "Don't Wanna Fall in Love", "I Want to Be on TV", "Rotting", "Do Da Da"
  • Robert Vosgein – mastering on "Outsider", "Scumbag", "Ha Ha You're Dead"


Chart (2002) Peak
Billboard 200 27
Austrian Album Charts 33
German Albums Chart 100 [10]
Irish Album Charts 27
Japan Album Charts 13
UK Album Charts 32


Country Certification
United Kingdom Silver[11]


  1. ^ "Green Day : Shenanigans". NME. July 9, 2002. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Shenanigans By Green Day". Metacritic. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  6. ^ Pattison, Louis (12 September 2005). "Green Day : Shenanigans". NME. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Mark Kemp (2002-07-30). "Shenanigans | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Green Day". The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 347. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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