BBC to play anti-Thatcher ‘Ding Dong’ song in countdown
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This final note as we send you into your weekend. You all know this song, right?
From the “Wizard of Oz,” of course. Judy Garland, 1939 — and this weekend, one of the top hits over in the U.K.
It’s gonna be on a BBC countdown show on Sunday. Why, you ask? It’s not very nice.
An online campaign of anti-Margaret Thatcherites getting people to buy the song to mark the former Prime Minister’s death. The BBC says it was a difficult decision, but that they’ll play a bit of it on the air.
Mrs. Thatcher’s defenders are outraged.
Who wins here? Well Time Warner, for one. The media giant owns the copyright.