Green Day's American Idiot Threatens UK Charts Ahead Of Trump Visit

According to the Washington Post, Trump protesters in the United Kingdom started a campaign to get the Green Day song American Idiot to the top of the charts in honor of Trump's visit this week for meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, the Queen, and other British figures. A group of anti-Trump Green Day fans took to Facebook to rally protesters into getting the song to the summit of the charts to send a strong message to the US President.

Campaigners seem to be doing quite a solid job already, with the track topping the British Amazon charts as of July 6th. (No. 61, though it topped the genre-rock chart). The song is now the best selling song on Amazon in the UK. They're asking people to download and stream the song between July 6 to Thursday, July 12.

While the politically-charged song wasn't written for Trump, Green Day have made their feelings crystal clear on the US President, telling his fans not to listen to their music and even releasing an anti-Trump song in Troubled Times.

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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 okay".

Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and thousands of protesters are expected to join demonstrations during his visit, including plans to fly a blimp over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

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