Keep that tiger on a gold leash away from the City by the Bay. Two San Francisco radio stations have announced that they won't play Lorde's hit song "Royals" until the end of the World Series, which of course features their Giants versus the Kansas City Royals.
The 17-year-old New Zealand singer was inspired to write the song after seeing a magazine photo of Royals legendary third baseman George Brett and being struck by the team name on his uniform.
She has also posed for a photo with an autographed Royals jersey Brett gave her.
All that Royalty was too much for San Francisco stations KFOG and KOIT, who say they won't play the hit until the end of the series, which begins Tuesday.
Reaction has been spirited, with one Giants' fan pointing out that Lorde's lyrics actually can be read as an anti-Royals song.
And of course K.C. fans couldn't let the shot at their team go unanswered. Kansas City station 99.7 The Point announced on Sunday that it will mark the beginning of the series by playing "Royals" every hour, on the hour, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Back in January and February, during the run up to Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, Denver classic-rock station The Mountain banned all Seattle-based bands from its airwaves. It didn't seem to help the Broncos get pumped up: They lost to Seattle, 43-8, in one of the most lopsided Super Bowls ever.
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