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Protest Song Reaches Top Five On UK Singles Chart

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Captain Ska Liar Liar Hits #4 on UK Charts

A 2010 song called “Liar Liar” by UK band Captain Ska was re-released last month with some different lyrics, criticizing Prime Minister Theresa May. The protest song was originally aimed at the 2010 coalition government. On Friday, the single had officially hit #4 on the UK singles chart, showing that people aren’t too happy with the current government.

Complete Music Update reports:

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.

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The band said “The success of this song shows people are fed up with this government of the rich, for the rich.” Any proceeds the song generates until the June 8th general election will be donated to food banks and The People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

Is protest music making a comeback in 2017? It may be. Donald trump has also garnered some protest songs in his short time in office – both YG and Snoop have targeted the Orange President in projects over the last year.

Check out Liar Liar below:

 

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