'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Enters iTunes Chart Top 30 After Margaret Thatcher Dies

09/04/2013 10:08 | Updated 09 April 2013

Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' song 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' has reached number 22 on the iTunes downloads charts, just 24 hours after the death of Margaret Thatcher.

A campaign was started on Twitter and Facebook to get the song to number one in the charts, after many critics of the former British Prime Minister announced "the witch is dead" on Monday.

Following the news that the Iron lady had passed away from a stroke, people were urged to download the song, which features in the 1939 hit musical:


In the film, the song is sung by Judy Garland's Dorothy, the Munchkins and Glinda the Good Witch (played by Billie Burke) as they celebrate the death of the Wicked Witch of the East.

During her time in Downing Street, some of Lady Thatcher's sternest critics were to be found not in Parliament but on the radio.

She inspired outrage and often outright hatred in a generation of musicians. Click here for our Top 10 of the best anti-Thatcher songs. Unsurprisingly, they're all from the 1980s.

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