American Idiot, Protest Anthem in the UK Ahead of Trump's Visit

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As Trump prepares to visit the United Kingdom on Thursday following the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Belgium, cheeky UK protesters are trying to push Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" back to the top of the charts to welcome him. Chart Data also reports that the song cracked the Top 20 on Britain's Official Singles chart midway through the charting week. The song was originally written, in part, about then-President George W. Bush.

The plan seems to be working thus far.

The Twitter account, is encouraging fans to download and stream the song ahead of 12 July to ensure it is number one on the day.

A "Get American Idiot to No. 1 for Trump's UK Visit" Facebook page was even created for the campaign. At the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards, Green Day altered the song's lyrics from "subliminal mind-(expletive) America" to "subliminal mind-Trump America".

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Protesters in the United Kingdom are reportedly streaming the song and downloading it en masse, hopeful that it can be a chart-topper by the end of this week.

The new interest in the 2004 hit across the pond comes as a result of a concerted effort by protesters voicing their displeasure at U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the country.

Trump had reportedly asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to guarantee there would be no protests during his visit.

So far the push is working - it is now sitting at number 18 thanks to the help of protesters sharing the #MAIGA (Make American Idiot Great Again) message on social media. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, on Friday joking that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would send the USA a copy of their album.

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