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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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61.

BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V55hC40BxD0


Calling all liberals. Here is a video from a liberal website about what the soldiers are doing in the war on terror. That war is going to come right to the USA next. All they have to do is get the guns, then the people will be as helpeless as the Iraqis were. The soldiers are nothing more than robots brainwashed to kill. When they realize what they have done, they go insane or come clean, like this marine who shares a taste of what millions of troops have done.

572 days ago
62.

bon    

So ridiculous. The country is seriously messed up.

572 days ago
63.

tleeg    

You habe to be half brain dead to even like that crap music.

572 days ago
64.

Meanie    

Another talentless autotune queen. Her cough cough, music, cough cough, should have never made it to air anyway. Demand real singers with real talent.

572 days ago
65.

ACE DEUCEY    

'Die Young', huh?

You first, Kesha.

572 days ago
66.

anne    

Maybe these would-be attention-getters will think twice about songs glorifying death. Whatever happened to music that sounded good and made you feel good?

572 days ago
67.

JB    

I'm as sensitive to the victims as anyone, but c'mon the song's about living life to the fullest. There's no reference to any violence.

572 days ago
68.

manbearpig    

amusing how she tries to be sexy but try as she might, she looks like a tranny.

572 days ago
69.

Carl    

It could also be that anything Kesha does is terrible and no one wants to listen to her.

572 days ago
70.

Audrey    

Just wow. She is all in your face with the illiminati symbols and evil/devil crap. Smh. Disgusting

572 days ago
71.

hopeee12    

She's sexy as **** her song has nothing to do with what happened Friday!

572 days ago
72.

GTO    

one has nothing to do with the other, we are such a one minute society

572 days ago
73.

Jaye76    

Then why aren't they pulling all the crime shows off TV? They SHOW more violence than any song title. its a damn song that I'm sure had no bearing on the mental issues the ******* gunman had.

572 days ago
74.

blp    

THIS SONG SUCKS! IT IS AWFUL AND STUPID!

572 days ago
75.

Julie    

While I hate this song I still think this is getting a bit out of control. Read this right after a guy at work was pissed off that the news was doing a normal happy holiday segment in between news stories this morning and I guess he thought no other news should be reported besides the shooting and the news anchors have no right to be happy ? People are just too much

572 days ago
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