“Royals” Banned In S.F. This Week
The Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants meet in this year’s World Series. Since KC hasn’t been in the Fall Classic for nearly 30 years, I’ll be pulling for them this year.
Meanwhile San Francisco will be trying for their third title in five years. They take their baseball very seriously in the Bay area. In fact, a couple of San Francisco radio stations have chosen to remove Lorde’s hit song “Royals” from their playlist until after the series is over. Conversely, there’s at least one station in Kansas City that vows to play “Royals” even more often (hourly) during the week of the World Series.
Lorde admitted that she was inspired by a photo of baseball Hall of Famer George Brett signing autographs while wearing his Royals jersey. She said the word “Royals” stuck with her and was the impetus for writing the song.
Perhaps we’ll see more of this sort of thing. Should the Twins ever make the playoffs again, we could ban songs like Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”, Train’s “Calling All Angels” and “Brave” by Sara Bareilles. And ultimately Minnesota fans would love to be in a position where other cities will have to ban any music from the Thompson TWINS.