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We took a quick look at the stats of this video uploaded to YouTube in 2012. It turns out it’s getting its best traffic right now. We’ll let you guess why.
Reddit is unquestionably one of the best thermometers on the internet. So this morning, when we saw the clip for Green Day’s title “American Idiot” go up in most popular posts, we thought there must be a reason. Oh, wait: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America.
For several hours, many disappointed Internet users have also come to pour out their pain in the comments of the video.
Released in 2004, Green Day’s album “American Idiot” was an anti-Bush rant at the time. But this Sunday, November 6, during the MTV EMA ceremony in Rotterdam, the Californian group led by Billie Joe Armstrong did not hesitate to bring its flagship title up to date. Supporting statement: “It’s nice to get out of America for just a second, because of this horrible election that’s going on right now. Our whole country is about to have a collective heart attack.”
“And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind Trump America”
The singer even changed the lyrics of the track, transforming the phrase “And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mindfuck America” into “And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind Trump America”. Translation: “Do you hear the sound of hysteria? America’s subliminal message from Trump”.
This performance of Green Day two days before the result of the American presidential election does not, however, alone explain this second youth known by the song on the Net. No, according to YouTube statistics for the video, it has been viewed more and more since January 2016, while it has been online since August 2012. January 2016, a period when Donald Trump was precisely reaching a hitherto unmatched popularity in the Republican camp.
Since that date, we see that the number of daily views of the video has only increased, with a drop, however, in early July 2016. Again, by diving back into the campaign archives, we can find an explanation . Although formally invested by the Republican Party on July 21, Trump was going through a difficult period at the beginning of the summer: rain of criticism in his own camp, accusation of plagiarism of speeches targeting his wife, Melania, or even too many insults in his media releases… America was perhaps going to end up sulking the Republican candidate.
Well no, she preferred to elect him president. It only remains for us to meditate on this fact… against the backdrop of Green Day.
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Green Day’s “American Idiot” Has Never Been More Listened To On YouTube Than It Is Right Now
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