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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

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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Real Journalist    

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

675 days ago

Kaiser SoeZei    

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

675 days ago

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!

675 days ago

Kaiser SoeZei    

That's not Kesha, that's a Man baby!

675 days ago


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.

675 days ago


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.

675 days ago

Multiple Scorgasms    


675 days ago


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

675 days ago


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.

675 days ago


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.

675 days ago


All of Kesha music needs to plummets.

675 days ago

Morticia Cowghoul    

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

675 days ago


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.

675 days ago


She is hideous!!!

675 days ago


Hmm I'm sure Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' or Aerosmith's 'Janies got a gun' would go over well if they were in heavy rotation still.

675 days ago
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