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

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2018

"The campaign, dubbed 'Make American Idiot Great Again, ' picked up steam on Twitter on an account that now has more than 1,400 followers", the Daily News reported. 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.

Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day perform during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on September 23, 2017, in New York City.

A Facebook group promoting the social media campaign has more than 20,000 followers and has been calling on said followers to download "American Idiot" between July 6 and July 12.

The campaign also exploded on Twitter urging users to add more fuel to its success. They dubbed the campaign "Make American Idiot Great Again".

While the politically-charged song wasn't written for Trump, Green Day have made their feelings crystal clear on the US President, telling his fans not to listen to their music and even releasing an anti-Trump song in Troubled Times.

"I'm not a part of a redneck agenda, now everybody do the propaganda and sing along to the age of paranoia", the song's lyrics say.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wrote American Idiot in the throes of the Iraq War and the angst of post-9/11 America, which the song described as "an alien nation where everything isn't meant to be okay".

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