Walking Contradiction

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"Walking Contradiction"
Single by Green Day
from the album Insomniac
Released August 20, 1996 [1]
Format Promo CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Punk rock[2]
Length 2:31
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Billie Joe Armstrong / Green Day
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo, 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]

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. The music video received a Grammy nomination for "Best Music Video, Short Form" at the 39th Grammy Awards in 1997 [4]

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.

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