Ke$ha’s “Die Young” Plummets From Charts After Newtown Massacre

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In the wake of the horrific Newtown Massacre, Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” has a perverse new meaning.

TMZ has learned that radio stations around the country yanked the song from their rotation after the Newtown tragedy. “Die Young” clocked in at #3 on the radio playlists on Friday (the day of the shooting), reaching 167 million listeners nationwide, according to radio airplay trackers. By Saturday, however, airplay dropped by 3 million listeners, a sign that stations were slowly pulling the song off the air.  By Monday, “Die Young”was down to a measly 148 million listeners: a whopping 19 million drop from what had been a pretty steady rotation before the shooting.

A drop of this magnitude is extremely rare: the last time a song plummeted this quickly is when the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio after insulting President Bush. So it seems like Ke$ha’s catchy tune was pretty unlucky, as the song’s popularity has been cut short (and for very good reason) due to a tragic coincidence.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 1:13pm
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December 18th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Well the first time i heard this crap i was like WTF this is in so bad taste and that was before all this crazy killings i can see why people don’t want to hear this crap now

December 18th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Tragic coincidence? Not so sure it was.

December 19th, 2012 at 8:26 am

The fact that this garbage song by this fugly tone-def beast was a hit in the 1st place just shows how vile our world is to begin with…

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