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Ke$ha's 'Die Young'

PLUMMETS from Charts

After Newtown Massacre

12/18/2012 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ke$ha's new hit "Die Young" has fallen on deaf ears ... after radio stations around the country yanked the song from their rotation after the Newtown tragedy ... TMZ has learned.

"Die Young" clocked in at #3 on the radio playlists on Friday (the day of the shooting) ... reaching 167 million listeners nationwide, this according to Mediabase, a company that tracks radio airplay.

By Saturday, the day after the shooting ... airplay dropped by 3 million listeners ... a sign that stations were slowly pulling the song off the air.

By Monday ... "Die Young" took a huge hit on the radio ... dropping down to 148 million listeners ... a 19 million drop from what had been a pretty steady rotation before the shooting.

One music expert tells us ... 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.

We reached out to Ke$ha for comment -- so far , no word back.

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Ram1313    

SMH......... What has this f

682 days ago
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Boogie Onerism    

Oooooweeeeeee jenelle from teen mom 2 is going to be pissed!!!!!!

682 days ago
33.

Charity    

The song's been out for awhile so I find no big deal there. But maybe don't play the video for awhile.

682 days ago
34.

lovely     

Good, with her Illuminati ass!

682 days ago
35.

Boozez    

Thats one ugly drag queen.

682 days ago
36.

Whamo    

Ya, let's not talk about gun control, let's just pull some dopey song off the radio so we can pretend something is being done. Unless something IS done about gun control this is going to happen again and again and again.

682 days ago
37.

Boogie Onerism    

Let us start by hugging and spending more time to get trio know our children mentally challenge or not. Be intrusive!!!!! Challenge their minds, involve them in sport or community outreach programs. Parental advisory starts with us. Not the music, not the video games...we are socially challenge that we believe, comment and learn about alot of propaganda from the internet, guess what big brother you can shut out down, but you rather track and let nature take its course! Lets encourage and let us not be so pessimistic, our children are listening, watching us! Don't pawn them off to substitute mediums! Let parents be parents.

682 days ago
38.

EasilyHard    

The mom had an assault weapon that was legal to own in her State. Why would a hunter/home owner need a gun that shoots so many rounds to kill an animal? Or an intruder?

682 days ago
39.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

How do they know how many people listened to a song? They don't know, they don't really know how many people listen to a radio station. Made up numbers. Millions and milliions of people stopped listening--sounds much more dramatic than a hundred radio stations stopped playing a song, I guess.

682 days ago
40.

garwilly     

Oh blame a song now...proves how stupid Americans are

682 days ago
41.

BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h1QNTQDnoU


Watch this video with Obama close up as he wipes the corners of his eyes while yammering about dead children. There are no tears in his eyes at all. This is all a big show to get people to go along with the UN mandate to disarm the world populations so they can take over with a global police state.


Watch this video because Alex is making sense here.

682 days ago
42.

msroncon    

The Dixie Chicks were never banned from country radio. The song was bad. Some Republican radio stations pulled the song. It wasn't a hit anyway in it's own right.

682 days ago
43.

GOLLY    

In regards to the tragedy at sandy hook, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?' How can we ask him for anything when celebrities who live a life opposed to God are glorified. This young woman with her satanic video.....These are the things that drive people to hurt others because God is not in their lives. And TMZ is an agent of satan by pushing and glorifying the worst of our society. It will only get worse. More children will be killed because we have pushed God away.

682 days ago
44.

bill    

Well, atleast some good managed to come from this.

682 days ago
45.

Pnrcomps    

As a resident of Newtown CT, I can officially say that Kesha and class are 2 things i don't put together, Satanic crap of this magnitude showing devil worship as "fun" is completely inappropriate. Good Riddance.

682 days ago
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