Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Banned From San Francisco Radio Stations

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Lorde performs in concert on the final day of Austin City Limits

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If you live in the Bay Area and you want to hear the song Royals by Lorde (hopefully not if you’re a San Francisco Giants fan,) then you are going to have to listen to it on your iPod.

Two popular San Francisco radio stations KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT have temporarily banned the song until the World Series is over. If, for some reason, you don’t follow America’s pastime, the San Francisco Giants are playing the Kansas City Royals for the title of World Champions.

Earlier this year, the 17-year-old from New Zealand received an autographed Royals jersey from retired third baseman George Brett and the Royals posted it on their twitter. Lorde got her inspiration for the song after seeing a 1976 photo of Brett in an old National Geographic magazine.

Some may think that banning the song is silly, but if you are a Giants fan you understand the concept of rallying behind your team. However, let’s hope that if the Royals win the Fall Classic, the song won’t permanently be banned. While we may never be royals, we should still be able to listen to what songs we like.

Haven’t heard the song Royals before? Check out this Kansas City Royals parody to get an idea…


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