Ke$ha's hit song 'Die Young' plummets after the Sandy Hook shooting

By Slater Katz,

The 20 children slain in the Newton, Conn., Sandy Hook shooting tragically died young last Friday. Therefore, it’s no surprise that pop superstar Ke$ha’s latest hit “Die Young” has plummeted directly following the travesty.

TMZ reports, citing Mediabase’s airplay statistics, the noted No. 3 hit with 167 million listeners nationwide on Friday (the day of the shooting) rapidly dropped to 3 million listeners Saturday, to 148 million listeners on Monday, and then to 98.5 million listeners Tuesday.

A music expert tells TMZ, “the last time a song plummeted this quickly is when the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio ... after insulting President Bush.”

Ke$sha wrote on her Twitter page, “My heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut,” linking the fund to support the victims.

TMZ and the Daily News reached out to Ke$sha, her rep, and her record label for a comment on the rapid drop and have received no reply.

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