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BBC won't play full Margaret Thatcher 'Ding Dong!' song during charts show

Following the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher earlier this week, the song 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' rocketed into the UK Top 40.

The track, which famously appeared in the movie 'The Wizard of Oz', shot into the singles chart at No.10 this week, but BBC Radio 1 have revealed that it won't be played in full during this Sunday's chart show.

The BBC Radio 1 controller explained: "The decision I have made is I am not going to play it in full but that I will play a clip of it in a news environment. When I say a news environment, that is a news reader telling you about the fact that this record has reached a certain place in the chart and here is a clip of that track."

He added: "It is a compromise and it is a difficult compromise to come to. You have very difficult and emotional arguments on both sides of the fence. Let's not forget you also have a family that is grieving for a loved one who is yet to be buried."





Listen to the song in question here: