Green Onions
Featured in Episode
Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
3 (September 29, 1962, one week)
Year Released
Green Onions
Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg, Al Jackson, Jr.
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Punks in diner harassing Izzy & other patrons
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"Green Onions" is a song performed by Booker T. & The MG's, recorded on the album Green Onions in 1962. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Nobody Lives Forever".


  • The song, like "Bad To The Bone", has been frequently used in TV Shows (American Dad, Ken Burns' Baseball, and Top Gear), movies (American Graffiti, The Sandlot, Stepmom, and Glory Road), and video games (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Skate, and Battlefield: Bad Company).
  • Booker T. & The MG's had have a second Billboard Top 10 hit in 1968, "Hang 'em High", and their final Top 10 appearance in 1969, "Time is Tight".


  • Booker T. Jones - organ, piano
  • Steve Cropper - guitar
  • Lewie Steinberg - bass
  • Al Jackson, Jr. - drums
Booker T & the MG's - green onions - mod classic 60s03:22

Booker T & the MG's - green onions - mod classic 60s

Video of "Green Onions"

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