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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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That girl needs a thorough steam cleaning.

672 days ago


The media is showing images of grief stricken parents sobbing uncontrollably over the loss of their children and they yank a Ke$ha song because they think it's inappropriate?

672 days ago


Not the best time to have a song with that title as our country grieves over the loss of so many innocent babies and educators....

672 days ago

Dan Frederiksen    

there is a slight satanic theme to the video...

always a bad call

672 days ago


It's full of satanic crap why was it ever on the top of the charts?

672 days ago


Slight satanic theme? The video is disgusting

672 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Ke$ha looks like she STANX!!!

672 days ago


Released on Friday. Pulled on Saturday. You call that being pulled slowly?

672 days ago


Kesha didn't shoot those kids---leave her alone. Don't blame music on a small percentage of serious anti socials. Talk to somebody you fu----- loners!

672 days ago


Yea b/c pulling a song from the radio is really what we need to be worried about when it comes to the death of small school children, who were killed by someone who was mentally sick. IDC what the say about no history of mental health issues. The boy who killed these kids was OBVIOUSLY sick.

672 days ago

BB not bb    

Oh sure, they want to attack singers, autistic children, gun owners, everone but those who want to steal your guns to implement their corportatist slave new world order.

If you want to see the most plausible explanation yet for what really happened, watch this video called The Sandy Hook School Shooting - What More Gun Control?:

People die every day. Now is not the time to get overly sentimental but to arm yourselves for more violence.

672 days ago

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I don't listen to that sh*t anyway....and yes, ZZ she does need a thorough steam cleaning.

672 days ago

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

she needs listeners for sales.....looks like a kick to the money sack.

672 days ago

BB not bb

Here is a better link to the video on what really happened in Newtwon. This really makes sense. My theory is that Adam got involved with a communist anarchist group that was infiltrated by the CIA who intended to intimidate his father who was about to testify in the Libor scandal. I believe that they had miliatry sharp shooters kill the kids and Adam's mother and even Adam, and then they ran off but were taken later. The media is covering up their role so that they can be released for the next massacre.

There is alot more to be said here if you look into it. Don't believe the twisted tales they tell the public. they just want your guns and civil rights.

672 days ago


it's the natural and expected response. i'm sure kesha understands this.

672 days ago
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