Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Green Day's American Idiot could be #1 for Trump's United Kingdom visit

Green Day's American Idiot could be #1 for Trump's United Kingdom visit

A new campaign is aiming to get Green Day's award-winning 2004 hit "American Idiot" to the top of United Kingdom music charts, part of a protest against President Donald Trump's visit.

The song has strong political roots and was originally written in part about President George W. Bush.

The song "American Idiot" was originally aimed at former USA president George W Bush.

There are a number of protests planned across the United Kingdom during President Trump's visit.

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"Based on our understanding of their plans, we would see no operational reason to withhold approval, but a formal decision will be made in due course", it said, adding that London's Metropolitan Police must also approve the stunt.

The chart-based protest could hit a snag, though, courtesy of England's men's soccer team, which takes the field on Wednesday evening in Russian Federation to play for a spot in the World Cup final. Top that redemption story, Green Day. However, "Three Lions" by The Lightning Seeds with Baddiel and Skinner is now on course to land the Number 1 spot, as England face Croatia this weekend in the World Cup semi final.

Of course, given the long, agonizing stretch English fans have experienced since the country's last World Cup win in 1966 (basically global soccer's version of the Chicago Cubs' infamous World Series drought), the "American Idiot" pranksters probably won't mind.

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