Friday, April 12, 2013

The Musical Impact of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher may have shared a polarizing political ideology with Ronald Reagan, but Thatcher's influence made a much bigger impact on the world of music than her American counterpart and continues to do so even in death.

NPR offers an analysis of the divergent sentiments she fostered:
The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

Slicing Up Eyeballs offers a more thorough catalog of songs she inspired:
‘Margaret on the Guillotine’: Revisiting the classic anti-Thatcher songs of the ’80s

Her death generated an effort to celebrate her passing in song:
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead: Inside The UK’s Bizarre Campaign To Make The Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

However, despite the success of the "Ding Dong!" campaign, it didn't fully achieve the desired outcome:
BBC defends Baroness Thatcher Ding Dong song decision

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