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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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91.

John    

if words killed we'd all be dead!!but actions do,people listen to connect to dill with life and its ups and downs .don't know how many times I've listen to( live like you were dieing)
after losing my grandmother,its just another way of being able to dill with life!!
and now as i look back i might have did something stupid with all that hurt inside looking around and seeing everyone's smile how everyone went on like nothing every happen so i sank deep into music of all others that had been hurt only then did i realized that i was not alone!! so music can heal a broken heart

572 days ago
92.

Real Journalist    

Get a grip, TMZ. You really called Kesha to report on this meaningless, trumped up report?

572 days ago
93.

Kaiser SoeZei    

That's not Kesha, it's a Man, baby!!! -A.Powers

572 days ago
94.

Luca Brazzi    

It took a tragedy like Newtown for this garbage to plummet from the charts? What a clueless generation
... in a few more weeks, all the garbage will return!

572 days ago
95.

Kaiser SoeZei    

That's not Kesha, that's a Man baby!
-A.Powers

572 days ago
96.

Sarah    

The song is awful anyway and the video is disgusting full of illuminati signs BUT who cares at this time. Am more upset and angry about what happened to those poor children and teachers and what their poor families are going through not this talentless, trashy girl and her stupid music.

572 days ago
97.

Opinionof1    

While on my lunch break I watched the video. It shouldn't be aired in my opinion, simple because of all the pagan ritualistic symbols. Our children do not need to be exposed to it. My children aren't allowed to watch music channels anyway. But still this video and song have nothing to do with the horrible act that took place on Friday.

572 days ago
98.

Multiple Scorgasms    

Ewwwwwwwwyyy

572 days ago
99.

Riidonkulous    

She seems to mention death a lot. I don't get it clubbing is overrated and she sucks hard.

572 days ago
100.

JDoors    

I think it's odd that malicious art only offends if there is a current tragedy. "Kill! F*ck! Rape! DIE DIE DIE" is, apparently, perfectly acceptable any other time.

572 days ago
101.

XRaac    

There is so much outrage over the Newton shootings all over.. and Megyn Kelly faked some crocodile tears even on air. And this is different from Aurora shootings, how? People are dumb.

572 days ago
102.

Luna    

All of Kesha music needs to plummets.

572 days ago
103.

Morticia Cowghoul    

Geeze....this chick gives Satanism a bad name.
shoo fly.
she sucks.

572 days ago
104.

Jason    

Some of you are just dumb as fcuk. No one is blaming the song, no one is saying that yanking the song will fix anything. It's about showing respect to the 20 families who lost a child, do they don't have to get in their cars and hear a song about dying young. If you crybabies are that upset that your favorite song is getting pulled then go watch it on YouTube or buy the album and stop whining.

572 days ago
105.

lovely     

She is hideous!!!

572 days ago
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