British Campaign Started to Get Green Day's "American Idiot" to Number 1 For Donald Trump Visit

by VVN Music

In the U.K., there are yearly campaigns to make certain song go to the top of the chart, normally in relation to the Christmas number 1 single. 

Sometimes its for charity and, once in awhile, it's to make some point. In 2009, a campaign successfully put Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" at number 1 for the Christmas single to stop a yearly tradition of the winner of the show The X-Factor taking the spot.

In 2013, a similar campaign came up one spot short in the week after former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died with a campaign that took "Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead" to number 2.

This week, a Facebook page was created asking people to purchase Green Day's track "American Idiot" to make it number 1 the week that U.S. President Donald Trump goes to England in July.

The page states "We have a date, he's coming Friday 13th July. So if we ALL buy enough downloads of Green Day's American Idiot between Friday 6-Thursday 12 it will time PERFECTLY to hit No.1 the very day he arrives on UK soil! Streaming counts too but less effective. Let's do this!"


Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted his support for the campaign on Instagram when he first learned of it but has since removed the post. Armstrong is currently concentrating on his new band, The Longshot.

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