Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Green Day's American Idiot could be #1 for Trump's United Kingdom visit

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the band’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club Oct. 3 2016 Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs at the band’s sold-out show at the 9:30 Club Oct. 3 2016
Charles Bowen | 12 July, 2018, 21:44

These and other demonstrations will likely accumulate to show Trump he's not wanted in the UK.

When President Donald Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for a visit beginning July 13, a growing group of protestors have one goal: make Green Day's "American Idiot" the No. 1 song on the English charts. Britain's love of soccer is a force beyond Trump or any mere Facebook campaign.

"We're big Green Day fans and this song seemed ideal", the protest organizers Charlton Roberts and Hurst Geoffrey told INSIDER. The song is now the best selling song on Amazon in the UK. In 2009, Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" outsold a single from the latest "X Factor" victor in an upset for Christmas No. 1 (Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha told the BBC at the time that it was the toppling of a "very sterile pop monopoly").

According to a July 10 tweet from the Official UK Chart Twitter, the campaign is off to a "strong start".

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A new edition of the ranking will drop in about two days - coinciding with Trump's arrival.

The politically-charged "American Idiot" was a Billboard Hot 100 hit for Green Day back in the fall of 2004 when George W. Bush was President. The discontent of the band toward conservative policies has continued, it seems, with band members leading their crowds in anti-Trump chants during a performance at the American Music Awards in 2016 after the election. They're asking people to download and stream the song between July 6 to Thursday, July 12.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Variety last month, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong voiced his own opposition to Trump.

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