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“Working Class Hero” by Green Day

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“Working Class Hero” by Green Day


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    “Working Class Hero” by Green Day (official video) is a punk rock song. The official video includes a discussion of Darfur.

    Song Title: Working Class Hero (official video)
    Artist: Green Day
    Album: Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur
    Genre: punk rock, rock, alternative rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1970 John Lennon
    Lead Vocals: Billie Joe Armstrong
    Backing Vocals: Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool
    Guitar: Billie Joe Armstrong
    Bass Guitar: Mike Dirnt
    Drums: Tré Cool
    Percussion: Tré Cool
    Producer: Green Day
    Released: 1 May 2007
    Label: Warner Bros., Amnesty International
    Number of listens: 22297
    Current rank: 72 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 20 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    In 1973, US Representative Harley Orrin Staggers heard the song — which includes the lines “’Til you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules” and “But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see” — on WGTB and lodged a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The manager of the station, Ken Sleeman, faced a year in prison and a $10,000 fine, but defended his decision to play the song saying, “The People of Washington, DC are sophisticated enough to accept the occasional four-letter word in context, and not become sexually aroused, offended, or upset.” The charges were dropped. Other US radio stations, like Boston’s WBCN, banned the song for its use of the word “fucking”. In Australia, the album was released with the expletive removed from the song and the lyrics censored on the inner sleeve.

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