04.09.133:38 PM ET

‘Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead’ Soars Up the Charts

In memory of Margaret Thatcher, a song regains popularity in the U.K.

Brits didn’t like Margaret Thatcher? Heavens, no! A specific song has been climbing the U.K. iTunes charts, and it seems to speak, or rather, sing, for itself. “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” by Judy Garland is now teetering at 27th on the list and is perched to rise still further. According to, a Facebook campaign is to blame for the phenomenon. Their goal: to make the Wizard of Oz song reach the top of the charts following the death of their first and only female prime minister. They’re not too far off—it just hit No. 1 on Amazon U.K.