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BBC Won't Ban 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead!'

Good news for both Wizard of Oz fans and Margaret Thatcher haters: the BBC announced Friday that it will not acquiesce to requests to ban the song “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead!” from its airwaves. The song, sung by Munchkins celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie, shot up the charts after former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. A BBC spokesman explained the decision by saying the company could not justify not playing a song at the top of the singles charts.