I don’t know about you, but when I think of ~Amy,~ I think of Britney’s alter ego with the pink wig. This is completely irrelevant to the story; just thought I’d put that out there.
More drama unfolds concerning this damn song title!
According to new reports, “The Parents Television Council is warning parents about the Britney Spears song “If U Seek Amy” and urging radio stations not to broadcast it because the nonprofit organization believes it “would violate the broadcast indecency law” if aired between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.”
First of all, how does a television council have any say what the RADIO plays.
“There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” PTC president Tim Winter said of the track, the third single from Britney’s latest album, Circus.
“It’s one thing for a song with these lyrics to be included on a CD so that fans who wish to hear it can do so, but it’s an entirely different matter when this song is played over the publicly-owned airwaves, especially at a time when children are likely to be in the listening audience,” Winter says.
Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped radio from playing the track! According to MSNBC, “Six top 40 stations have the song in rotation this week, enough to place the track at No. 92 on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. Leading the pack is WFLZ-Tampa, Fla., which has played it 19 times.”
Not to mention the handful of emails I’ve received from fans in major cities like L.A. and New York saying their radio stations have been playing the uncensored version of “If U Seek Amy.”
“‘We’re confident the version of the song we air is not crossing any lines,’ program director Tommy Chuck told Billboard.com, adding that WFLX plays a Jive-created edit of the song that changes ‘Seek’ to ‘See’ as well as a jokey version in which morning host MJ shouts his name every time the word ‘Amy’ appears.
Digitally, ‘Amy’ has sold 107,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”
Dear The Parents Television Council,