FM104 drops Sean Kingston
Dublin's FM104 has dropped the chart-topping Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston from it's playlist. It comes after a poll revealed 73 per cent of listeners did not want to hear the song on the station because of the references to suicide by the 17 year American old singer.
Programme director Dave Kelly told the Irish Independent: "With the rate of suicide among young Irish people at an all-time high, I decided to take action. While I accept that the song is popular and catchy, as a responsible company, FM104 has decided to take this song off the air".
The song sings sings "You're way too beautiful girl, that's why it'll never work. You'll have me suicidal, suicidal, when you say it's over." If you work in mainstream commercial radio you'll know how some listeners either love it or hate it.
It is based on on the bass line and lyrical association of the 1961 hit "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. It has spent the last four weeks at number one on hit40uk. The Broadcasting Complaints Commission is also looking closely at the song having received a number of complaints about it in recent days, the newspaper reports.