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Anti-Theresa May song reaches top five in the UK singles chart

By | Published on Monday 5 June 2017

Captain Ska

Captain Ska’s song ‘Liar Liar’, criticising Prime Minister Theresa May, entered the singles chart at number four on Friday, making it the week’s highest new entry.

As previously reported, the song was originally released in 2010 criticising the coalition government of the time. It was re-released with new lyrics focussing on May last month. The song combines clips of speeches by the current Prime Minister with a critique of what she says and the chorus of, “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no, no”.

According to the Official Charts Company, the song sold 42,000 downloads and was streamed via chart-eligible services over 300,000 times. The video for the song on YouTube, which doesn’t count towards the chart, also has over two million views.

In a statement, the band said: “The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich. We’re overwhelmed with the support and our message is that people do have the power to change society if we act together”.

All proceeds from the song between its release on 26 May and the General Election this Thursday on 8 Jun will be divided between UK food banks and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

Here’s the video for the song – though if you want to keep it in the chart this Friday as a victory/commiseration (delete as applicable after the election) song, you’ll need to buy or stream it elsewhere. Also remember to vote on Thursday. That’s probably more important.