Green Day's 2004 hit American Idiot has reemerged in the UK Singles Chart this week, thanks to the efforts of a fan-lead campaign aiming to get the track to number one ahead of US President Donald's Trump visit to the UK this weekend.
HuffPost reported Monday that the song is the No. 1 single on Amazon's list of best-selling songs in Britain. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineKaine jokes: Kim Jong Un will send Trump a copy of "American Idiot" The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Anticipation builds for Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett emerges as favorite on right, target for left MORE (D-Va.) last week also cited the Green Day hit in mocking Trump.
Green Day has yet to comment, but the band's official Twitter feed retweeted a remark from Virginia Sen.
The campaign was originally launched back in April, when Trump's visit was officially confirmed to be going ahead. Keep sharing to others what we are all doing!
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Trump is set to make his first visit to the United Kingdom as President from Thursday to Sunday this week, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II.
A Facebook group promoting the social media campaign has more than 20,000 followers and has been calling on said followers to download "American Idiot" between July 6 and July 12. The move was speculated to have been decided in order to avoid planned protests in the area.
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.