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

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:

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.