'Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead' hits No.1 after Thatcher's death

"Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" became the No. 1 song in the UK thanks to an anti-Margaret Thatcher group on Facebook.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death has led some to mourn, some to reminisce and some to flock to a song that reminds them of the "Iron Lady":

"Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead."

'Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead': Facebook page of an anti-Thatcher group. IMAGEFacebook

A Facebook group started shortly after news of Thatcher's death broke Monday. The group pushed to make "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead," sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," the No. 1 song in the week following Thatcher's death.

And Thursday, they succeeded.

As of Thursday evening, "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" was the No. 1 song on the UK iTunes store.

The Facebook page listed several places where people can download the song and says a "download a day keeps Maggie away."

Not everyone finds the group amusing, though.

Graham Ridge, posting on the group's Facebook page, said, "No matter what you thought of her, she was a mother, grandmother etc. How do you think the family must feel seeing people celebrate?" 

But the group estimates that despite the detractors "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" will hit No. 1 in the U.K. within the next day.

Margaret Thatcher's death: A reveler holds a sign to celebrate the death of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a party Monday in London. IMAGEReuters: Olivia Harris


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