Dec 19, 2012
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Radio stations yank Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young,’ Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ following Newtown shooting
Radio stations across the nation are pulling some songs off the air in the wake of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. Most notably, TMZ reports that Ke$ha’s single “Die Young” dropped precipitously after ranking #3 on radio playlists as of last Friday, the day of the shooting — but it lost some 19 million listeners by Monday. TMZ claims that this is a fairly unprecidented drop; the site claims that last time an artist experienced such a rapid decline was when the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio following negative remarks about former President George W. Bush. The Dixie Chicks’ cover of “Landslide” dropped significantly following the incident, and the group spent the next several years embroiled in controversy.

Radio stations yank Ke$ha’s ‘Die Young,’ Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ following Newtown shooting

Radio stations across the nation are pulling some songs off the air in the wake of last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. Most notably, TMZ reports that Ke$ha’s single “Die Young” dropped precipitously after ranking #3 on radio playlists as of last Friday, the day of the shooting — but it lost some 19 million listeners by Monday. TMZ claims that this is a fairly unprecidented drop; the site claims that last time an artist experienced such a rapid decline was when the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio following negative remarks about former President George W. Bush. The Dixie Chicks’ cover of “Landslide” dropped significantly following the incident, and the group spent the next several years embroiled in controversy.

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