Thursday, 20 September, 2018

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

Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit Getty Images
Charles Bowen | 10 July, 2018, 19:38

The 2004 Green Day hit song "American Idiot" is climbing the charts in the United Kingdom ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Wolf in July Fourth salute: "God bless abortions and God bless America" Graham: Trump's Supreme Court picks "all winners" Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker MORE's visit there later this week. Chart Data also reported that the song has cracked the Top 20 on Britain's official singles chart midway through the charting week. The Twitter group, called "American Idiot For UK No.1 When Trump Visits", regularly urges Trump critics to purchase, download and listen to the song in order to boost its ratings. The song is now the best selling song on Amazon in the UK. "Keep doing that until midnight on Thursday".

Despite attempts to use the song to spite President Trump, "American Idiot" is actually inspired by former president George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and features lyrics criticizing the media - one of President Trump's most famous enemies.

Last week, Senator Tim Kaine referenced the "American Idiot" campaign in a Trump-mocking tweet.

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Later this week, Donald Trump will pay a presidential visit to British prime minister Theresa May in the U.K. Prior to the scheduled visit, he reportedly requested that May block all protests of his arrival, which May is said to have told him would be impossible.

Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day (C) and the cast of "American Idiot" sing "21 Guns" at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. It's also been popping in and out of the Top 10 and 20 on iTunes' singles chart for the past few days.

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