A story that broke today was, like so many stories during the early off-season, about a young songstress from New Zealand and George Brett. As it happens, the title of the very popular Lorde song Royals was inspired by a picture of none other than the Hall-of-Famer for Kansas City. This is, indeed, crack reporting. What isn’t crack reporting is creating a list of songs that were certainly NOT inspired by George Brett. That is what I have done.
While this lack of scruples would certainly raise the ire of my editor — were he to care — or shade me in an unflattering hue in the eyes of the readership — were this site to have one — I can report at least one fact about this list. I totally know the trombone player on the Bon Iver song. Dialing it back a little, I am still 99% certain that none of these songs were inspired by George Brett. If you have reason to believe otherwise, keep it to yourself. Or, deposit your two cents in the comments. I cannot stress the appeal of you exercising the former, however.