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Margaret Thatcher's Death Prompts 'Ding Dong' Campaign To Storm The Charts

Popular 'Wizard Of Oz' song set to chart following death of former Prime Mnister


Margaret Thatcher's death has sent the classic song, 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,' originally performed by Judy Garland in 1939, soar up the Amazon chart after experiencing a surge in sales.

A campaign set up on Facebook in 2007 titled 'The “Make 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' Number One The Week Thatcher Dies' was given a boost in followers on Monday after news of the former Prime Minister's death broke.

Margaret Thatcher died yesterday after suffering a stroke (WENN)

The song's lyrics became a global trend on Twitter and has become the slogan used to front the debate across sites such as Facebook for those celebrating her death. However, the campaign asks that followers download the Ella Fitzgerald version as Garland's may be too short to qualify for a place in this week's charts.

Currently, Garland's version sits at number three on the Amazon download charts while Ella Fitzgerald trails behind at number eight.

Several stars have come out in support of Baroness Thatcher, such as Lord Sugar and Meryl Streep who famously won an Oscar for her portrayal of the Prime Minister in 2012 film, 'The Iron Lady' others have been critical of the late Prime Minister.

Never too far from controversy, former The Smiths frontman Morrissey, launched a scathing attack on Thatcher, describing her as a "terror," in a letter published on the Daily Beast.

The news of Baroness Thatcher's death has been the cause of mass debate across both the political and entertainment industries.

Several street parties emerged across the UK, celebrating the news. In South London the words “Ding Dong The Witch is Dead” were plastered across the front of Brixton cinema, The Etzy, while crowds drank alcohol and chanted the song's lyrics in the streets.

 
 

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