Apr 082013

In honor of the newly late Margaret Thatcher, feel free to compile a list of songs about the late Prime Minister. Not being a very politically astute guy, I think I know enough to identify The English Beat‘s “Stand Down Margaret” as our first entry. Even I am aware of 2 other songs that will fit this bill.


  24 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Songs About Margaret Thatcher”

  1. bostonhistorian

    Elvis Costello “Tramp The Dirt Down”

  2. ladymisskirroyale

    How about an album title? “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter” by the Blow Monkeys is a reference to Maggie’s early beginnings in Grantham.

  3. cherguevara


    Hefner – the day that Thatcher dies

  4. jeangray

    Morrissey — “Margaret on the Guillotine.”

  5. diskojoe

    Friend of the Hall Martin Newell’s Cleaners From Venus song “Victoria Grey”.


  6. Suburban kid

    The Larks – “Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)”

  7. hrrundivbakshi

    I was going to post about my frustration that I could only think of one song with the same name as my daughter, and that it was completely dreadful: “Dear Margaret” by the Kinks. It’s Dave Davies’ protest song about the Iron Lady.

  8. “Maggie May” – which Rod Stewart recently sheepishly admitted was about this former motorcycle mama – http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/275798/Gallery/images/18644485/4736398.jpg

  9. jeangray

    The Exploited — “Maggie.”

  10. Billy Bragg — “Thatcherites”

  11. (We Don’t Need) This Fascist Groove Thang- Heaven 17

  12. Pink Floyd “The Postwar Dream”

  13. cliff sovinsanity

    My singles collection of The Specials has a cover of Maggie’s Farm which I’m pretty sure is directed at the slag.

  14. ladymisskirroyale

    Drat! I was saving that song for later…

  15. ladymisskirroyale

    I can’t recall the exact track, but Test Department had a track that used excerpts from one of Maggie’s speeches (accompanied by their usual clanking and clanging).

  16. Tackhead’s “The Game” had a Ronnie & Margaret mix:

  17. jeangray

    Crass — “Big a, Little a”

  18. trigmogigmo

    It’s not directed at Thatcher by name, but I think The Specials’ “Ghost Town” fits the bill as a lament of her presence and effect. I remember in that summer I went on a high school chaperoned 2-week euro tour with 20 or so schoolmates, and our guide in London talked about that song as reflecting the whole situation of the time.



  19. jeangray

    Oh man! I was saving that one!

  20. ladymisskirroyale

    One of my favorite albums, the Mekons “So Good It Hurts” has a great song, “Robin Hood” which references a lot about the Thatcher era, including the great lyrics:

    “Grantham hugely petty, riding on her crocodile…”


  21. jeangray

    Here’s another one from Crass — “How Does it Feel?”


    These guys seemed to focus on Thatcher’s regime in the ’80’s.

  22. Julian Cope’s “Leperskin” is about the poll tax. It ends up with him screaming “She’s the apostolic hag!” Between this and dressing up as Swqubbsy http://www.flickr.com/photos/russellbloor2/2986925954/ he’s the kind of lefty nutter that makes mass demonstrations look bad.

  23. jeangray

    WoW! That is some flicker reel. I love Julian, but his whole S.S. Officer/leather boy/Iron Cross look leaves me scratching my head.

  24. Massive Attack’s “Daydreaming” contains the line “Maggie this, Maggie that, Maggie means inflation”

    Definitely LMS!

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