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Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs United Kingdom charts ahead of Trump visit

10 July 2018

The campaign has successfully pushed the song up several music charts, including the Amazon digital music chart, where the song is now at number one, ahead of President Donald Trump's official visit to the United Kingdom.

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

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The U.S. embassy in London has warned Americans to "keep a low profile" during President Trump's visit to England later this week. Its inspired slogan: Make American Idiot Great Again.

So far the effort appears to be working, with the song checking in at No. 18 on the chart Tuesday. The song is now the best selling song on Amazon in the UK.

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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". It's predicted that it'll need another 4,000 downloads to break the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.

But the president will avoid London nearly entirely during his trip, which has been characterized as an attempt to avoid humiliation over the planned protests surrounding his visit.

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With just days before President Donald Trump's scheduled arrival in the United Kingdom and with massive protests planned, the British people are also using the airwaves to express their disapproval of the "American Idiot" by getting the Green Day song of the same name to shoot to #1 on the British charts.

Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs United Kingdom charts ahead of Trump visit