A song branding Theresa May a liar is on track to tip Justin Bieber off the top of the UK charts.
Captain Ska’s Liar Liar GE2017 came in at number three on Wednesday and is expected to gain a lot of traction in the lead up to the General Election.
The track uses samples of speeches and interviews made by the Conservative Prime Minister with the chorus “She’s a liar liar, you can’t trust her, no, no, no”.
The song has already replaced Bieber at the top of the iTunes most downloaded chart and the Official Charts revealed sales were being driven by downloads, with more than 30,000 people purchasing a digital copy in five days, the Independent has reported.
It has also been streamed more than 100,000 times and has over a million views on YouTube.
In a statement, BBC Radio 1 said the song would not be played but insisted they had not banned the track.
They said: “We do not ban songs or artists, however our editorial guidelines require us to remain impartial and the UK is currently in an election period, so we will not be playing the song.”