Billboard No.1 song “Royals” inspired by George Brett
- Updated: November 22, 2013
If you’re anything like me and don’t turn the station away from the local sports talk radio station you probably haven’t noticed that the Billboard Hot 100 number one song has been “Royals” by Lorde. Don’t worry, for you sports nuts I put the video down below so you know what we are talking about. Not only is this song currently number one, but it has been for an impressive eight weeks.
Recently, 16-year old Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) was discussing her new hit song with VH1’s “You Ought Know.” When asked where her inspiration came for the song, who would have known that it came out of a National Geographic magazine.
“I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’ It was just that word. It’s really cool.”
She went on to explain that she’s been fascinated with aristocracy and the kings and queens that we have come to follow throughout history. She explains that they are like “rock stars.” But who is this baseball player that led her to write this hit song? After some research, it was confirmed by Fox Sports Kansas City through email from National Geographic Magazine media relations that it was none other than former Kansas City Royal and Hall of Famer George Brett. The photo of Brett was from 1976.
So there you go. Things in Kansas City are apparently starting to turn around. The Royals were 10-games over .500 and now they have a new theme song for the upcoming season; however, before Kansas City fans get too excited, we here at NZ think it is important to do a little research ourselves and confirm that Beck’s hit “Loser” wasn’t inspired by Royals owner David Glass.
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