Everywhere But San Francisco Is Royal: City Bans Lorde Song During World Series

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A ban of Lorde’s Grammy winning, infectious single “Royals” has been placed on San Francisco airwaves for the duration of the 2014 World Series. According to USA Today, KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT both pulled the song from airwaves because of its relation to the Kansas City Royals, who are facing the San Francisco Giants in this year’s best-of-seven baseball championship.

It has been documented that the inspiration for the song came when Lorde found a photograph of famed (and retired) Royals star George Brett signing autographs for fans.

In response to the city’s ban of the song, Kansas City’s 99.7 The Point has claimed to play the song once every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. First pitch for the World Series is tomorrow night in Kansas City at 7:07 p.m. CST. While “Royals” has been the theme song of this year’s Kansas City team, the Giants have crowned “Don’t Stop Believin'” as its go-to number. Which team do you think has the better song? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and follow the jump to see the photo that inspired the song.

Young fans hold up baseballs for Royals star George Brett to sign

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2 Responses to “Everywhere But San Francisco Is Royal: City Bans Lorde Song During World Series”

  1. Brian Lion says:

    Well, will “Royals” live for 30+ years as a classic?

  2. Matthew Leimkuehler says:

    I sure hope not.