Now why on Earth would you want to ban a song from the airwaves? In the case of Lorde's "Royals," it's because sports are involved.
The San Francisco Giants are up against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, which kicks off on Tuesday night. So naturally, you can't have any songs about the opposing baseball team on Bay Area radio. Fans asked stations KFOG and KOIT to put the track to bed for about a week -- until the seven-game match-up is over (it may be longer if the Royals come out victorious).
And before you say, "Hey, Lorde wasn't singing about Kansas City! That's no fair!" You're so, so wrong.
The 17-year-old New Zealand native was, in fact, singing about the major-league team. She once told VH1 that she drew inspiration for the song from a National Geographic picture of the Royals' George Brett. So, basically, don't invite Lorde to San Fran for a while...