Shortly after the April 8, 2013 death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, sales of this song surged in the UK thanks to a Facebook campaign and other efforts in the anti-Thatcher camp to send the song up the charts. The ploy worked, as the song made it all the way to #2, falling behind "Need U (100%)
" by Duke Dumont.
This presented a conundrum for the BBC, who run a countdown show on their Radio 1 network. They couldn't ignore the chart position, but also wanted to respect Thatcher's friends, supporters and relatives. Their compromise was playing about 7 seconds of the song with this intro: "Tributes poured in across the world for Margaret Thatcher when she died on Monday, but there were also people throwing street parties around the UK."
The same week, another campaign in support of Thatcher got the 1979 Notsensibles song "I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher" up to #35. The BBC played that one in its entirety.