Walking Contradiction

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"Walking Contradiction"
Green Day - Walking Contradiction cover.jpg
Single by Green Day
from the album Insomniac
ReleasedAugust 20, 1996[1]
FormatPromo CD
StudioHyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California
GenrePunk rock[2]
Songwriter(s)Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool
Producer(s)Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"Brain Stew/Jaded"
"Walking Contradiction"
"Hitchin' a Ride"

"Walking Contradiction" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the fourth and final single from their fourth album, Insomniac and is the closing track on the album. The song reached number 21 on the Modern Rock Tracks in August 1996.[3] The riff of this song used as guitar solo for "Haushinka" on Dookie demo (also appeared on Nimrod).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Walking Contradiction" (radio edit) – 2:31

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Roman Coppola. Much of it was filmed in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. The video features the three members of Green Day going about in a town casually causing accidents, explosions, and mayhem while being unaware of their actions. At the end of the video, the three members all meet up with each other and get into a car and drive off. As they drive off, a building collapses. The music video received a Grammy nomination for "Best Music Video, Short Form" at the 39th Grammy Awards in 1997.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 25
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 21

Other versions[edit]


  1. ^ Green Day Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
  2. ^ "Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day". Marc Spitz. Retrieved December 3, 2014. ...pummeling punk tracks like "Tightwad Hill" and "Walking Contradiction"...
  3. ^ Billboard Chart History
  4. ^ http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1997/grammys.htm Retrieved October 3rd 2012.
  5. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Green Day Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.

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