Green Day had released two albums on an independent label by the time they signed to Reprise and issued Dookie
in 1994. They quickly became the most popular punk band (seemingly a contradiction) in history, selling over 10 million copies of the album just in America. They didn't make singles available for sale in the US, but stayed on the radio and MTV with a series of promotional singles and music videos. When the last Dookie single, "She
," faded in the summer of 1995, they waited just a few months, then dropped their next album, Insomniac, in October, with the lead single "Geek Stink Breath
." "Brain Stew/Jaded" was the next single; it peaked on Billboard's Airplay chart at #35 in March 1996.