Monday, March 08, 2010

Guitar chords and lyrics - Greenday "21st Century Breakdown"

Greenday have had some musical 'ups and downs' since releasing their first album "Smooth" in 1990, with subsequent albums being met with varying critical acclaim.

I have to admit to not being a big fan of "American Idiot", though I did work out and publish chords and lyrics for the title song and also "Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" to my Greenday song chords page - just one of those albums with a few gems, and some fairly forgettable songs.

Their latest album, "21st Century Breakdown", although once again very much a "Themed Album" in the same style as "Idiot"m I think has a much better selection of punchy punk/rock songs.

I had already worked out my version of "21 Guns", and added it to my Greenday guitar chords site page. A little later than intended, I've now also worked out chords and lyrics for the latest single and title-track "21st Century Breakdown".

For early learners, or anyone who wants to play this on acoustic, the chords, while basic enough, could be a bit tricky ( C#, G#, F#, Bbm and G#/C ) While I've chorded the song using these chords, I've also worked out an easier set ( C, G, F, Am and C/B ( x2x010 ) - if you put a capo on the 1st fret using this set of chords you can still play along with the song.

I've posted both versions of "21st Century Breakdown" to my Guitar Chords & Lyrics website, on the Greenday page.

Play along with the video above, or on YouTube - Greenday 21st Century Breakdown"

BTW - If you are a wannabe lead guitar player, you really should check out James Todd's Guitar Leads website, it is a really excellent resource for guitarists of all levels to acquire or improve their lead guitar playing skills.

CD Universe have all of the Greenday CDs and DVDs - Greenday music page

Greenday's official website is at

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P.J. Murphy
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh Happy Days - I remember playing lots of green day back in the 90s!