'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' On Course For Number One After Margaret Thatcher Dies

Posted: Updated:
Print Article
MARGARET THATCHER DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD
PA

Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' song 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' has reached number two on the iTunes downloads charts and is on course for the top spot in the Official Charts this weekend, following the death of Margaret Thatcher.

The Official Charts Company have revealed the song is now is now at number 10 in the midweek sales, meaning it could reach number one by Sunday.

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:

facebook

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.

Coincidentally, the man who wrote the song - Oscar Award-winning Yip Harburg - was born on 8 April, the same day that Thatcher died.

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.

Margaret Thatcher Life In Pictures
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide
SEE ALSO:

hobbit comp

Around the Web

Ding Dong The Witch is Dead - YouTube

'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' could reach number one following ...

Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts ...