In light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, radio stations have pulled the plug on Ke$ha’s first single “Die Young” because of the chorus saying “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young”. While Ke$ha is totally supportive of this and even published this statement on here official website:
After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young. Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase “die young” in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe.
As stated in the E! Online story about this, most station reps have stopped playing the song because it would be in bad taste to play the song. Especially since most people would just hear Die Young and not the message that the song is trying to covey.
While this is for the most part true, people have to realize that just basing the message of a song by just the title of a song or just a few words of a song. If you are going to make judgements on something like that, listen the entire song or look up the lyrics. I agree that it would seem like it would be in bad taste, but it might do the public some good to listen to a nice dance song that could remind people that no one knows what is going to happen tomorrow.