BBC Refuses to Play 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' in Margaret Thatcher Protest

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BBC Refuses to Play 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' in Margaret Thatcher Protest
A recent Facebook campaign to get "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" to UK #1 in the wake of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death has stalled, with the song being kept off the top spot. Duke Dumont and A*M*E's "Need You" (100%) outsold the track by over 5,000 copies, leaving "Ding Dong!" at #2. Controversially, the BBC has refused to play the song, featuring a shorter clip of the track inside of news report on the chart campaign in its place on the chart show. Jon Morter, the man behind the campaign to get Rage Against the Machine to Christmas #1 in the UK, has accused the BBC of rigging the charts in order to keep the song from the #1 spot: "Quite an interesting chart week to say the least, in fact quite an interesting week full stop. So the UK singles chart has had another 'Pistols moment' with a controversial song being stalled at Number Two despite selling 40 per cent more than the eventual number one on the iTunes & Amazon charts for a few solid days. It's caused debate and support/hatred all over the place, and has highlighted weaknesses at the BBC too. I actually believe it'll spark even more debate and noise by actually being Number Two." This is not the first time that the BBC has faced such accusations. "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols single released to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee infamously stalled at #2 in 1977. The BBC also refused to play that song.
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