Margaret Thatcher Protest Songs Came in Every Genre (Hi, Public Enemy)

Monday's news of former English prime minister Margaret Thatcher's death elicited mixed responses. Some sites praised the Iron Lady's leadership tactics, while others celebrated her death. Pushing to get "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" in the Top 40 charts hours after Thatcher's death is pretty tacky, but not completely surprising, given the history of most Thatcher-inspired songs.

Songs praising Margaret Thatcher are few and far between, so here are five songs from various genres about England's first female prime minister.

See also: Billy Bragg, Crescent Ballroom, 3/26/13

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