In case you do not know the Ding Dong song here is a video and these are the lyrics:
Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Each Sunday BBC Radio 1 has a chart show with the top 40 singles of the week. The number 1 song of the week is, of course, played in full length.
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!
Not this week though. For the first time since 1967 the top song will not be played:
[W]e will play a brief excerpt of it in a short news report during the show which explains to our audience why a 70-year-old song is at the top of the charts. Most of them are too young to remember Lady Thatcher and many will be baffled by the sound of the Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz.
Hat tip to Moonofalabama.org for the post!