BBC opts out of playing 'Ding Dong' song in chart show

The BBC has opted not to play the 'Ding Dong' song in full after many people objected to it on the grounds of taste and decency.

Instead, the official chart show on BBC Radio 1 played a short news report that included five seconds of the song.

Listen to an excerpt of the programme below:

Read: BBC Radio 1 controller explains Ding Dong decision

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Ding Dong song No2 in chart

'Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead' failed to reach number one in the official singles chart despite a campaign to promote the song in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death. The song, which is from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, reached number two.