The year is 2004, when Green Day released American Idiot, one of their most successful album with over 18.000.000 copies sold worldwide.
Included in this album there is a very personal song for Billie Joe : ” Wake Me Up When September Ends”.
Why very personal? Because it is inspired by the father of the singer that died of cancer when he was just a kid….it happened during the month of september.
9,11 and Hurricane Katrina happened in september as well, for this reason the song has been used in memory of the victims.
It is a song about separation, as it is also shown in its music video: a couple of lovers gets divided by the war in Iraq where the men will end up killed.
It is said that the song alone has sold over 3.000.000 copies to date.