‘Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ Reaches No. 2 On U.K. Charts, Gets Censored By BBC For Thatcher Diss
After a week-long campaign from anti-Margaret Thatcher supporters looking to drive “Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead” to the top of the U.K. charts, the song landed at No. 2. But the song’s high charting has caused a moral dilemma for the BBC.
According to the Official Chart’s Company, the 1939 recording was downloaded 52,605 times, selling just 5,000 downloads less than U.K. DJ Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%),” which landed at No. 1.
Though “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” only landed at No. 2, it is the first song under a minute long (it clocks in at 51-seconds) to ever make the Top 10.
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