Thatcher fans in push for "I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher" to Number One in the UK Charts
Fans of the former British Prime Minister are urging people to buy the 1980 punk song, I'm in Love With Margaret Thatcher to knock "Ding Dong" off the Number 1 spot for Sunday
Following a campaign to get "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" to the number one slot in the UK charts following Lady Thatcher's demise, fans of Lady Thatcher are now calling on friends and the public to try and replace it at number one with, "I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher".
The single, first released in 1980 by the punk band, 'Notsensibles' is described as a tongue-in-cheek yet well-received and amenable look at the election of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister in 1979. The single was re-released last year to coincide with the launch of the film, The Iron Lady.
The lyrics of the song include the lines: "Oh Margaret Thatcher is so sexy, She's the girl for you and me, I go red when she's on the telly, 'Cos I think she fancies me".
A Facebook group urging the purchase of the song from iTunes, Amazon or Play, has already amassed 2000 people and is growing. But the song will need over 20,000 purchases to make a dent in the top spot of the UK charts.
Members of the group have remarked, "The aim, I believe, is 30k to make it to No.1 - can it be that hard?" and "Best 79p I've ever spent".
The song rose from nowhere on the UK chart to 130 this morning and now (20:06, Friday) sits at number 11. At 9pm, the song entered the Top Ten of the UK charts. At 10pm, it rose to number 9.
You can purchase the song from any of the following outlets to help give the cause a better chance:
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