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24. Green Day: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
The lyrics of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" border on Christian rock with all their walking alone, shadows, and empty open roads, but this catchy rock hit is a good video for one reason: Billie Joe Armstrong's performance. His self-deprecating, slackerish good looks have always popped onscreen, but his nice-guy vibe keeps this video from veering off into Instagram-filtered melodrama.