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San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' for World Series

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San Franciscans won’t be jamming along to Lorde’s “Royals” on the way to the World Series for a short while, as some local radio stations have banned the song for the time being.

The ban isn’t directly caused by Lorde herself, but rather by the song’s title and its inspiration: Lorde once saw a photo of Kansas City Royals’ player George Brett and was struck by the team’s name, so she decided to name a song after it. But now, the Royals are facing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, meaning it’s no time for Giants fans to be humming along.

KFOG and KOIT both banned the track and announced the news on their Twitter pages, where KFOG addressed Lorde directly: “We’re sure you’d understand.”