Thanks To A Cheeky Little Campaign, Green Day's Hit 'American Idiot' Climbs The British Music Charts Ahead Of Trump's Visit
Punk never dies.
On Thursday, President Trump will touch down in London for a three-day-long visit ahead of his Helsinki summit with our other President. Not only will Trump be welcomed by a giant baby balloon in his image, but, thanks to a months-long social media campaign, the British music charts will have an unlikely addition: Green Day's 2004 hit, "American Idiot."
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 campaign, cheekily named "Make 'American Idiot' Great Again," seems to have been in the works for a while, with its Facebook page amassing more than 21,000 "likes." The page encourages people to download the song between July 6 and July 11, to coincide with Trump's European travels. In April, Green Day's bassist Mike Drint threw his support behind the campaign, tweeting, "Let's do this!"
Though the anthem was reportedly inspired by none other than George W. Bush, British protestors still find the song's sentiments to ring true.
Nothing like a little lyrical rebellion, dare we say.