They’ll never be ‘royals’ in San Francisco because two radio stations just banned the popular hit by pop singer Lorde from playing on the airwaves during the 2014 World Series.
The New Zealand pop star’s hit song “Royals” has no place in San Francisco while the Giants take on the Kansas City Royals for the upcoming series, reports USA Today.
The station KFOG tweeted out last week, “No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a “Royals”-free zone. We’re sure you understand.”
In response to KFOG’s ban on the song, a Kansas City station announced they will play the song every hour, at the top of the hour on Tuesday for the opening game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
While you might think there’s no connection between the song and the baseball team by the same name, Lorde actually once revealed in an interview that the song was inspired by a photo of a baseball player wearing a Royals jersey on the cover of National Geographic. That player turned out to be George Brett signing autographs for fans.