In an especially offensive political reaction to the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” has soared to #2 on the British charts. Opponents of the controversial former prime minister began to organize efforts to bring the song up to the #1 pop chart position in 2007 when she would die. While some credit the controversial political leader for turning around Britain’s then failing economy, others have long condemned her for hurting many working people in the UK.
Some disc jockeys in the British radio business find this all very disturbing and disrespectful. Many feel that regardless of what you think about Margaret Thatcher, that her family is still entitled to respect at the time of their loss.
One UK radio show only played just 7 seconds of the controversial song being misused for a political protest of the deceased political leader. The show was so disgusted by the song being propelled for political purposes that offering just a few seconds of the song was the least possible acknowledgment they could give the song.