Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Is Topping UK Charts Upon Trump’s Visit

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the band’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club Oct. 3 2016

As of Monday, the rock tune - which was originally written about U.S. President George W. Bush - is the No. 1 single on Amazon's best sellers list.

"Chart Data also reports that the song cracked the Top 20 on Britain's Official Singles chart midway through the charting week", reported the Independent, which explained that an anti-Trump Twitter account had been "encouraging fans to download and stream the song from Friday 6 July to the end of 12 July so the song will be in the charts when Trump lands in the United Kingdom". On Amazon in the UK, "American Idiot" is now the best-selling song. "Simple. Buy a download of "American Idiot" by Green Day then keep streaming it, get watching the official video on YouTube too".

"The campaign, dubbed 'Make American Idiot Great Again, ' picked up steam on Twitter on an account that now has more than 1,400 followers", the Daily News reported.

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Melania and I saw American Idiot on Broadway last night and it was great. In response to reports that Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a copy of the Elton John song "Rocket Man", the senator joked that Kim should return the favor by giving Trump "American Idiot". The move was speculated to have been decided in order to avoid planned protests in the area.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wrote "American Idiot" in the throes of the Iraq War and the angst of post-9/11 America, which the song described as "an alien nation where everything isn't meant to be OK".

A 14-year-old song by Green Day is climbing various music charts in the UK-and the reason has everything to do with President Trump's arrival there later this week.

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