A Song That Can't Be Played On The Radio Is Burning Up The UK Charts

"Liar, Liar," a song about the U.K.'s prime minister, has become Amazon's most-downloaded tune in the country.
Posted at 3:30 PM, May 31, 2017

Politics and music are going hand-in-hand in the U.K., where an anti-Theresa-May tune has become Amazon's most-downloaded song.

The song, "Liar, Liar" by Captain Ska, offers a heavy critique of Britain's prime minister.

"Liar, Liar" dropped on Friday. Since then, it's shot up the U.K. music charts.

But the timing is notable for another reason: Britain has a snap election in about a week.

The song doesn't go as far as endorsing any left-leaning candidates, but an accompanying video did ask viewers to vote out conservative politicians.

The popularity of "Liar, Liar" has surged even though U.K. radio stations aren't playing it. They have to remain impartial through the election.

Captain Ska is currently beating out chart-topping artists like Rita Ora, Ariana Grande, Liam Payne and Harry Styles.

The band has said it will donate some of the money it makes to food banks and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity campaign.