"Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" climbing U.K. charts after Margaret Thatcher's death

An irreverent Facebook campaign has pushed the song to the top of iTunes and Amazon

By Prachi Gupta

Published April 9, 2013 8:32PM (EDT)

The Internet continues to have a laugh at the expense of Margaret Thatcher, who died at 87 on Monday. The former prime minister, who singer Morrissey called "a terror without an atom of humanity," has been the butt of a few pranks thanks to a Facebook campaign celebrating her death, the latest being that "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" has been climbing the charts on iTunes and Amazon in the U.K.

The Facebook campaign aims to make the song No. 1 most downloaded song this week. Within the first 24 hours, the song was in the top ten downloads in iTunes and No. 2 in Amazon, reports the Hollywood Reporter.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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