Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs British charts ahead of Donald Trump visit

In light of U.S. President Donald Trump's approaching visit to the United Kingdom, a social media campaign launched in May asked Brits to make the 2004 Green Day hit "American Idiot" the No. 1 song on the singles music charts when he arrives later this week. 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.

The downloading of the song began on July 6, and the protesters plan to continue it through this Thursday, July 12.

Melania and I saw American Idiot on Broadway last night and it was great. The song is also now No. 1 on the UK Amazon chart. "We are the country who put Sex Pistols and Rage Against the Machine at No. 1 in the past". The titular track on the band's 2004 rock opera resonated with a generation of eyeliner-wearing, anti-establishment punks while at the same time playing ad nauseam on auto radios in American suburbia, spending six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100. "Welcome to a new kind of tension all across the alien nation where everything isn't meant to be okay".

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Trump is mostly avoiding London throughout the duration of the trip, where the protests will be most concentrated, The Associated Press reported.

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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