Green Day's 'American Idiot' pushed into British charts before Trump visit

As of Tuesday, the protest has been very successful, with the song already reaching No. 1 on Amazon's United Kingdom bestseller list and sitting at No. 18 on Britain's Official Singles Chart, Entertainment Weekly reported.

HuffPost reported Monday that the song is the No. 1 single on Amazon's list of best-selling songs in Britain.

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.

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Right now the 14-year-old song is already charting at No. 18 on the British Official Singles Chart and with two more days left until Trump's arrival, "American Idiot" could easily creep into the top ten. The track's revival is all part of a campaign protesting President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to visit England for the first time this Friday, July 13th.

The campaign to take "American Idiot" to No. 1 this week faces tough competition. You'll recall that "American Idiot" was a rallying cry that blasted the George W. Bush era, though it's applicable to all future American idiots.

Trump had reportedly asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to guarantee there would be no protests during his visit. 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 vehicle radios in American suburbia, spending six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100. After reports emerged indicating that Trump had gifted Kim Jong Un with a copy of Elton John's song "Rocket Man", Kaine joked that the North Korean leader sent back a copy of "American Idiot".

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