Shenanigans features B-sides, rarities and covers prior to the band's American Idiot era. It features a previously unreleased song titled Ha Ha You're Dead and a spy-themed instrumental, Espionage. Upon its release, it peaked at number twenty-seven on the Billboard Hot 200 chart.
The original cover does not feature a title, which caused a lot of confusion that was fixed when retailers designed a small logo on a sticker that was plastered on the front of the album.
A song called D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence), which was written by Tré Cool was supposed to go in between tracks nine and ten (Tired of Waiting For You and Sick of Me). In the album booklet's track listing, all of the song's information except for its title, is covered by a large spot of spray paint. In 2006, Mike Dirnt joked that it was removed because it was filled with great advice and Billie Joe Armstrong said that he likes irresponsibility, but not that much irresponsibility.
D.U.I. is only featured on unmastered, promotional versions of Shenanigans. It is listed as the seventh track and is 1:50 long. It is falsely said to be on the Japanese version of the album on Green Day's website.
|1.||"Suffocate"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:54|
|2.||"Desensitized"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:47|
|3.||"You Lied"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:26|
|4.||"Outsider" (cover of the Ramones song)||Dee Dee Ramone||Rob Cavallo||2:17|
|5.||"Don't Wanna Fall in Love"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||1:38|
|6.||"Espionage" (instrumental)||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||3:23|
|7.||"I Want to Be on T.V." (cover of Fang song)||Sam McBride · Tom Flynn||Rob Cavallo||1:17|
|8.||"Scumbag"||Mike Dirnt||Rob Cavallo||1:46|
|9.||"Tired of Waiting for You" (cover of The Kinks song)||Ray Davies||Rob Cavallo||2:34|
|10.||"Sick of Me"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:07|
|11.||"Rotting"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:52|
|12.||"Do Da Da"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||1:30|
|13.||"On the Wagon"||Billie Joe Armstrong||Rob Cavallo||2:48|
|14.||"Ha Ha You're Dead"||Mike Dirnt||Rob Cavallo||3:07|