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Viral Dartford Crossing song is released as a single after getting more than 1.5 million views

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A song complaining about the Dartford Crossing which has gone viral on Facebook has been released as a Christmas single.

Britain has a history of quirky and bizarre Christmas song releases, and what could be quirkier than an explicit version of Jingle Bells all about the bridge and tunnels?

Dartford Tolls is sung by Annie Humphrey of the popular Essex band Frog On A Rocket, and it was written by Simon Harris, the creator of satirical fake news websites including Southend News Network and U OK hun.

Producers say that the song has been viewed more than 1.5 million times in total and there is even a Facebook group trying to get it to number one in the charts.

The Dartford Crossing
The Dartford Crossing

Simon is famous for the time he managed to convince Katie Hopkins the M25 was going to be shut for a week so people could jog and cycle around the motorway, which she went on to announce live on LBC Radio.

The original song has been viewed more than 1.5million times on Facebook , and a clean version was released as a single in 2016.

However, people have demanded the original in all its sweary glory.

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The song refers to the endless queues, the removal of the toll booths and how this hasn’t made things any better, fines, and most importantly the broken promise that the crossing would be free of charge once it was all paid for.

All proceeds from the release of Dartford Tolls will go to Southend Little Free Pantry, an organisation that provides a ‘help yourself’ facility for local families who are in need of grocery supplies. They also reach out and help people who are in need of essential non-food items.

You can buy the song on iTunes or Amazon.

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