Lorde Gets Banned In San Francisco Because Of Silliest Reason Possible

by Zach Seemayer 7:52 PM PDT, October 19, 2014
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Remember that time Lorde wrote a song praising the World Series contenders from Kansas City called 'Royals'?

Oh, you're saying that song had nothing to do with baseball at all?

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Well, someone might want to tell that to KFOG and KOIT, two radio stations in San Francisco who will not be playing the song at any time during the 2014 World Series, where the SF Giants will face off against the Kansas City Royals.

Both stations tweeted the news to their listeners that, at least for the duration of the series, "Royals" will find no airplay with them.

Admittedly, the 17-year-old pop star did get her inspiration for the song from a 1976 photograph of baseball player George Brett, in his Royals uniform, signing baseballs for adoring fans. But, she's also said that she just really liked the word royals and stressed that it was the word that excited her, not the team.

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Also, to be fair, every time the Dodgers and the Giants face off in LA, all local radio stations refuse to play music by Young The Giant and They Might Be Giants. Or maybe it's just a coincidence.

Hopefully, Lorde won't mind losing all that big time San Francisco air play, considering she's pretty busy curating the sound track for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which she recently released a new single for!

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