The BBC has refused to play Ding, Dong The Witch Is Dead on the Radio 1 chart show this weekend – after the song soared to the top of the charts following the death of Mrs. Thatcher.
The song from The Wizard Of Oz, has shot into the top five after the former PM dying from a stroke aged 87.
A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned. On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts, during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”
In the 1939 musical, the Munchkins sing the song when the Wicked Witch Of The East dies.
Supporters Lady Thatcher’s are trying to push punk band Notsensibles’ 1980 hit ‘I’m In Love With Margaret Thatcher,’ but so far its not doing so well.
The song was at number three this morning having sold about 12,000 fewer copies than the current chart-topper Need U (100%) by Duke Dumont.