|Single by Green Day|
|from the album Insomniac|
|Released||August 20, 1996|
|Studio||Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco, California|
|Songwriter(s)||Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool|
|Producer(s)||Rob Cavallo and Green Day|
|Green Day singles chronology|
"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. The riff of this song used as guitar solo for "Haushinka" on Dookie demo (also appeared on Nimrod).
- "Walking Contradiction" (radio edit) – 2:31
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.
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||25|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||21|
- A live version on the album, Bowling Bowling Bowling Parking Parking.
- Green Day Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- "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"...
- Billboard Chart History
- http://www.rockonthenet.com/archive/1997/grammys.htm Retrieved October 3rd 2012.
- "Green Day Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "Green Day Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2016.