Shenanigans (album)

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Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 2002 (2002-07-02)
Green Day chronology
International Superhits!
American Idiot
Singles from Shenanigans
  1. "Ha Ha You're Dead[2]"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Blender2/5 stars[5]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[9]

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

Shenanigans peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release, and has sold 280,000 units as of September 2010.[10] 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.

D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence)[edit]

Shenanigans was supposed to contain a track called "D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence)". Written and sung by drummer Tré Cool, the song was featured as the seventh track on promotional unmastered copies of the album. The track can be seen in the booklet for the album, but its information is covered by a large blob of black spray paint, making it impossible to look at. In 2006, in the "Q&A" section of the Idiot Club website, bassist Mike Dirnt joked that "D.U.I." was removed because it was filled with "great advice". Vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong stated that he "likes irresponsibility, but not that much irresponsibility".

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleOriginal appearanceLength
1."Suffocate"Australian editions of Nimrod, 19972:54
2."Desensitized""Good Riddance," 1997, and Japanese and Australian editions of Nimrod2:47
3."You Lied""Good Riddance" and Australian editions of Nimrod2:26
4."Outsider" (written by Dee Dee Ramone; originally performed by the Ramones)"Warning", 20002:17
5."Don't Wanna Fall in Love"Previously unreleased song from Dookie but later re-recorded as a b-side for "Geek Stink Breath," 19951:38
6."Espionage" (instrumental)"Hitchin' a Ride," 1997 and the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack3:23
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, 19951:17
8."Scumbag" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt)"Warning," 2002 and the American Pie 2 soundtrack1:46
9."Tired of Waiting for You" (written by Ray Davies; originally performed by The Kinks)"Basket Case," 1994 and the Private Parts soundtrack, 19972:34
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 Nimrod1:30
13."On the Wagon""Basket Case," 19942:48
14."Ha Ha You're Dead" (lyrics written by Mike Dirnt)Originally unreleased3:07
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"

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (2002) Peak
Billboard 200 27
Austrian Album Charts 33
German Albums Chart 100 [11]
Irish Album Charts 27
Japan Album Charts 13
UK Album Charts 32


Country Certification
United Kingdom Silver[12]


  1. ^ "Green Day : Shenanigans". NME. July 9, 2002.
  2. ^ Ha Ha You're Dead (track listing). Green Day. Reprise Records. 2002. PCS-580.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Reviews for Shenanigans By Green Day". Metacritic. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ AllMusic review
  5. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  7. ^ Pattison, Louis (12 September 2005). "Green Day : Shenanigans". NME. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  8. ^ Mark Kemp (2002-07-30). "Shenanigans | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Green Day". The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 347. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ [1] Archived 2010-09-19 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2014-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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