"Holiday" is a song by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the third single from their seventh album American Idiot. The song is in the key of F minor and in 12/8 time signature. Though the song is a prelude to "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Holiday" was released as a single later on, in the spring of 2005. The song achieved considerable popularity across the world and performed moderately well on the charts. In the U.S., it reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. It debuted at number eleven in the UK and at number twenty-one in Canada.
During live performances, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong liked to introduce this song with a political statement, or alternatively, a disclaimer. For example, on Green Day's CD/DVD Bullet in a Bible, Armstrong announces, "This next song's a big 'f--k you' to all the politicians. This song's called Holiday! This song is not anti-American; it's anti-war!"
"Holiday" has sold 1,452,000 copies as of July, 2010.
The song is a goal song for the Vancouver Canucks in their home games.
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