‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s DeathBy: Chris Crum - April 12, 2013
The famous “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” song from The Wizard of Oz has been very popular this week in the UK, as Apple’s iTunes charts for that country show. Here are the top 10 overall songs, with the Judy Garland classic in the top position for the country:
Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” topped the UK jazz chart:
Judy Garland’s version of the song also tops the Soundtrack Songs chart:
The song has generated a great deal of controversy in the UK, as Politics.co.uk reports:
MPs are demanding the BBC back down over plans to play the song Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead on the official singles chart this weekend, after a concerted campaign to make it number one.
The Judy Garland song has been seized on by opponents of Margaret Thatcher to celebrate her death from a stroke earlier this week and it has already sold 20,000 copies since Monday.
Thatcher’s divisive politics are well known, but obviously many find this all offensive and very disrespectful.