"There's something about Green Day : those guys go hard," says R&B newcomer Iyaz , who chose the punk trio's 2009 single "21 Guns" to mashup with his sweetened tenor. You wouldn't guess it, but the singer, who scored his first Pop Songs No. 1 in January with "Replay," is a big Green Day fan. "I've been listening to them for years... so I said why not do a cover [and] show my appreciation for their music."
Iyaz was attracted specifically to Green Day's rocking power ballad "21 Gun," a No. 3 hit on the Alternative Songs chart (and No. 5 on Rock Songs), because "I feel free when I listen to that song."
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