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Number Five And Rising

On Monday I reported about the Facebook campaign to send Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop chart. At this writing the tune is #5 and rising, but it's not yet clear if the BBC will include the track in its weekly countdown.
In a statement it said: "The Official Chart Show on Sunday is a historical and factual account of what the British public has been buying and we will make a decision about playing it when the final chart positions are clear." The song was written by EY Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen and featured in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Elvis Costello's 1989 anti-Thatcher song, Tramp The Dirt Down, also this week re-entered the chart at #79.

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