Published On: October 3, 2019 04:16 PM NPT By: Agencies

Green Day see huge YouTube view spike when September ends

Green Day see huge YouTube view spike when September ends


Some songs are inextricably tied to certain moments of the year. There's the Justin Timberlake "It's gonna be May" meme, for example, and each year, at the close of September, music fans flock to YouTube to hit play on Green Day's American Idiot hit "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

While the song is symbolic of love and loss, fans flip the script and, for at least one day out of the year, turn it into a celebration of sorts as they welcome October. On Sept. 30 of this year, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" amassed over 395,000 views on YouTube in just that single day, good enough for a 135 percent spike compared to the song's daily average throughout the rest of 2019.

At the time of publication, the track has garnered over 151 million total views since being uploaded in late October of 2009, which equates to a ballpark figure of over 15 million views each year.

The single was also certified platinum by the RIAA in August of 2008, just under four years after the release of American Idiot. The album itself went gold in 2005 and achieved platinum status in 2013.


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