Anti-Thatcher song tops UK charts

2013-04-10 12:19
London - Ding Dong! The wWtch is Dead, as sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, on Tuesday raced to the top of the Amazon download chart in Britain, a day after the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Another version sung by jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald placed at number 4 and also topped the iTunes UK vocal chart as record-buyers passed their judgement on the legacy of Thatcher, who died of a stroke on Monday aged 87.

The records' success comes on the back of a Facebook campaign celebrating the death of the divisive leader.

The Official Charts Company, which collates sales from all outlets, predicts that the "macabre sense of humour of British music fans" will give the 1939 record a top 40 placing in their weekly chart.

"The leading contender by Judy Garland is likely to move into the Official Singles Chart Top 40 in its own right by Sunday if it maintains its current momentum," it said.


  • Neil Alan White - 2013-04-10 12:43

    sick fools

      Kolobe Kolobenyana - 2013-04-10 13:14

      while her people celebrate her death apartheid beneficiaries mourn

      Neil Alan White - 2013-04-10 13:44

      And think about this. Have you considered how her family are feeling right now. What would you do if a close relative of yours passed on and people slammed that person with negative insults, not very nice hey. So have some class

  • Jc An - 2013-04-10 12:43

    Hardly surprised - and couldn't agree more with the sentiment!

  • Themba Khumalo - 2013-04-10 12:44

    Wow! What a truly moving outpouring of national grief for Maggie!

  • Herc Poirot - 2013-04-10 12:46

    Margaret Thatcher was the best PM that Britain had since Winston Churchill. She was the only modern day PM with "balls" and she was a Lady.

      Lance Robile - 2013-04-10 13:05

      If the British say she was not than we outside cant say, she was after the PM of Britain and not SA

  • Herc Poirot - 2013-04-10 12:46

    Margaret Thatcher was the best PM that Britain had since Winston Churchill. She was the only modern day PM with "balls" and she was a Lady.

  • Tshepo Lekote - 2013-04-10 12:53

    If ur own ppl r celebrating ur death clearly u must have left a baaad legacy.... I wonder what that twat Mark is thinking cause he also contributed in tarnished Margaret's name, I feel sorry for her daughter though cause she has been a lady through

  • Shaun David Corrigan - 2013-04-10 13:01

    Typical left wing rubbish - all polls here in the UK are rating her as a great PM - with numbers that would deliver a thumping majority in Parliament. The left could not defeat her in life so try and denigrate her in death, exposing their own lack of morals!

  • arthur.motsamai - 2013-04-10 13:05

    While her own ppl in her own country celebrate her death,apartheit lovers her praise her. We care less!!!

  • George Harris - 2013-04-10 13:12

    It just goes to show the general ignorance there. The UK would be nowhere without the vision of the revolutionary lady!

      Sharon Houghton - 2013-04-10 14:31

      Well said George. Most of the people commenting here today did not live in the UK at her time and have no idea what really happened.

  • johnwyattcapetown - 2013-04-10 13:21

    She was a demon. A truly horrendous politician. I need to download this right now.

  • optmistic123 - 2013-04-10 13:23

    Very bad taste!

  • Louise Snyman - 2013-04-10 13:33

    Can you believe the bloody English! The woman only saved Britain from bancrupcy caused by the unions. Like here.

      George Harris - 2013-04-10 13:39

      Agreed if anyone bothered to actually read up on what she did for Britain they would certainly agree with you, she personally dragged England into the 21st century kicking and screaming!

  • porshe.vrebec - 2013-04-10 13:46

    I never knew this woman was hated this much' wow

  • Sharon Houghton - 2013-04-10 14:05

    Most of those celebrating are SLOBS!! Majority if not all are 25 and under so how would they know anything about politics or leaders. I am english and ashamed at how these people are behaving. Even if you don't like someone or disagree with them you don't behave in such a manner on their death! The unions were ruining the UK by striking every other day for nothing and she got rid of them. I really feel sorry for her family!

      Paul Baise - 2013-04-10 15:19

      Really Sharon I am well over 25 and her policies were extremal hence the resentment. Many coal miners lost their jobs - mines privatised and closed without any consideration for alternative employment options or initiatives. Her support of the murderous Khumer Rouge (actually voting that they keep their UN seat after the Vietmanese ousted them in 1979) is particularly despicable (and the Khumer Rouge were extreme COMMUNISTS). Not to mention her refusal to negotiate on Northern Ireland and the denial of basic rights to prisoners there. Oh - and don't forget the "Poll tax" riots. Her deregulation of financial markets formed the basis of the financial crises of 1998, 2001 and 2008)

  • Andre Maritz - 2013-04-10 14:53

    We humans call ourselves the "top of the food chain"?

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-04-10 15:19

    Maggie is a legend and will be remembered for her contribution to the world. She is hated by lazy people who do not want to work.

  • Siphiwo Khuzwayo - 2013-04-10 15:32

    A woman, hated in her own backyard, sends some shivers down the spine, for sure.

  • Sharon Houghton - 2013-04-10 15:39

    Really Paul if you read properly I said most were under 25 who are rioting and injuring policemen and having "death" parties. Its a disgrace in anyone's language. USA has backed many countries and polical parties even known terrorists but I am sure not one american would behave in this manner when one of their presidents died. Where did you live while she was in power? I lived in Leicester a midlands town based on manufactureing and we worked for a year on a 3 days week because of the bloody miners and oh yes they went on strike without even balloting its members and those miners that wanted to work were intimidated and beaten up. If you didn't work you didn't get paid. They all got paid a fortune if the face workers got 15% increase, yes thats right 15% increase, everyone in the mine did. I know because I had family working in the mines in Nottingham. They earnt more than my husband who was an electruical engineer. The wheel goes around and they got everything they deserved. By the way some of them lost their jobs and then got government social security so don't feel bad for them they were still coming out with more money that people who were working 3 days a week!!

      George Harris - 2013-04-10 15:44

      I was also living in the UK during this time and although controversial she did what was need to get the job done and besides any of this, does she really deserve this kind of cruel and senseless abuse to her grieving family!

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