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.

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Ding Dong! tops iTunes chart ahead of rival song

Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead has become an unlikely protest song. Credit: Apple

Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead currently the tops the UK iTunes chart ahead of the rival punk song I am in Love With Margaret Thatcher which is sixth place.

Both songs have been pitted against each other as protest songs following the death of Baroness Thatcher.

The BBC said it will only play five seconds of Ding, Dong The Witch Is Dead on the chart show today.

Read: BBC will play part of 'Ding Dong'.

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