A social media campaign to get the 2004 Green Day song “American Idiot” to the top of the U.K. singles chart in time for Donald Trump’s visit to the nation on Thursday has pushed the track back onto the chart at Number 18, almost 14 years after it originally peaked at Number Three.
Back in May a Twitter account using the screen name “@TrumpIdiotNo1” and describing itself as “American Idiot for UK No.1 When Trump Visits” launched, asking people to buy or stream the song in the week leading up to Trump’s visit. As of press time, the account had over 1,800 followers.
A number of protests are planned to coincide with Trump’s U.K. visit, including a giant balloon representing the former reality TV host in a diaper that is set to fly around London with the approval of Mayor Sadiq Khan. Demonstrations throughout the country are also scheduled, with British police preparing for possible riots.
“American Idiot” is Amazon U.K.’s best-selling song at the moment, but it’s going to have to unseat a 1996 anthem for England’s national soccer team — who are playing in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday (July 11th) — to get to the top of the chart.
Here we go then! Come on UK let’s make the funniest yet most powerful Trump protest to date. Buy a download and stream ‘American Idiot’ until next Thursday night!