NME’s countdown of Green Day’s 10 best songs revealed – video

'Basketcase' tops our office poll - but what's your favourite?

Green Day‘s ‘Basketcase’ has topped NME‘s poll of the band’s 10 best songs. Scroll up to the top of the page and click to watch the full countdown video.

The band’s 1994 single narrowly edged out ‘Minority’ and ‘Welcome To Paradise’, with ‘American Idiot’ and the band’s seminal ballad ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ also in the top five.

In ascending order, the Top 10 is…

10. ’21 Guns’
9. ‘Know Your Enemy’
8. ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’
7. ‘Brain Stew’
6. ‘Longview’
5. ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’
4. ‘American Idiot’
3. ‘Welcome To Paradise’
2. ‘Minority’
1. ‘Basketcase’

Green Day, who are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009’s ’21st Century Breakdown’, will play six live dates in Europe this summer.

The trio will play Japan’s Summer Sonic festival, Italy’s I-Day festival in Bologna and France’s Rock En Seine event as well as three headline dates in Germany.

The band have previously said that their new ninth studio album will move away from the concepts of their last two records ‘American Idiot’ and ’21st Century Breakdown’ and be more straightforward.

Green Day’s American Idiot musical will tour the UK later this year. The musical, which is currently touring North America, begins a three-month UK in September and finishes in late December with a two-week run at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.