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

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A Facebook campaign to get Green Day's 2004 hit to the top of the United Kingdom chart has so far been backed by over 20,000 likes and - and it seems to be working.

For some years now, citizens of the United Kingdom have turned music chart manipulation into a cheeky tradition, the idea being to select a song and, largely through grassroots online campaigning (helped along by media coverage, like this very article), to make it the most popular song in the country.

The re-emergence of the decade-old song was driven by a social media campaign first launched in May, which aimed to make the song number one on the charts during Trump's visit to the UK.

The song was the No.1 single on Amazon's list of best-selling songs on 9 July, and it also crept into the iTunes Top 10 on the same day, according to the Huffington Post. Keep sharing to others what we are all doing!

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"American Idiot" is no stranger to the political scene as it was created a year after the Iraq War began when President George W. Bush was in office.

Melania and I saw American Idiot on Broadway last night and it was great. Tim Kaine on Friday regarding reports that Trump had planned to gift North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a CD featuring Elton John's "Rocket Man", a nod to Trump's nickname for the Supreme Leader.

Michael Pritchard, known professionally as Green Day's bassist Mike Dirnt, responded to the protest campaign back in April.

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. 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.

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