Soundtracks

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    Overview


  • Please only include the information about the soundtrack of the movie itself, not soundtrack CDs/Score Cues/Trailers, etc, for the following reasons:
    • Many times a movie soundtrack is not released on CD.
    • The music released on an CD many times does not match the music in the movie.
    • Sometimes, many different soundtrack CDs are released, each one with different music on them.

  • The information should be exactly as its shown in the movie.
  • Please note: Updates to this list can only be made from TITLE pages, not name pages.
  • Please use the [link=person number] format to link to a name const. For more details on name linking please see the Linking names and titles in text based lists guide.

    Guide

    • Formatting: Each song should be a separate item. If your information does not conform to this format, try to find a similar entry in the soundtracks list and format yours like that.
    "Title of Song"
    Written by person(s)/group
    Performed by person(s)/group


    Examples of credited soundtrack info:

    Performer not listed with linked names:
    "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
    Written by [link=nm0636413] and [link=nm0903117]

    Becomes:

    Performer not listed:
    "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
    Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer

    Credit includes company information:
    "Its All Right"
    Written by Curtis Mayfield
    Performed by The Impressions
    Courtesy of MCA Records

    Credited name not on IMDb (no linking possible):
    "Hippy Hippy Shake"
    Written by Robert L. Romero
    Performed by The Swinging Blue Jeans
    Courtesy of EMI Records, USA, A Division of ERG
    Under License from CEMA Special Markets

    Credited name differs from IMDb name (include as details):
    "Country Blues"
    Performed by Jeffrey Wright
    Written by Robert Johnson (as Robert Leroy Johnson) & Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield)
    Published by MPCA King of Spades Music, Claud L. Johnson
    Administered by MPCA LLC and Watertoons Music
    Administered by Bug

    Data includes featuring credit:
    "Safe & Sound"
    Written by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T-Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)
    Performed by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars
    Produced by T-Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)

  • Linking: The top example illustrates the correct way to link names to entries in the database, using [link=person number] format:
    • Please avoid splitting name linked entries over lines as this will break the software that creates the hyperlinks.
    • Do not link any names appearing in a "courtesy of" line (e.g., John Doe appears courtesy of Foo Records).
    • If the composer is credited in a different way to how they are displayed on IMDb, please include this information, as shown in the final example above.
    • Titles can also be linked; see this guide for details.
    • Companies cannot be linked at this time, sorry.
    • If a particular name needs to be linked in many entries, its best to submit a miscellaneous comment, as our internal tools make this sort of change easier to make en masse.

  • TV Episodes: As of 2013, episode-level soundtrack listings are used for songs unique to a particular episode, as well as songs used in every episode (e.g. theme or closing songs). The latter should also be added at the series level.
  • Uncredited soundtracks: If a song is heard, but not listed in an onscreen credit or announced, then the title should be marked "(uncredited)", like this:
  • "Dancing Queen" (uncredited)
    Written by ...
    

  • Uncredited artists: If the song is named, but other details are not provided, then the names of the composers and/or performers, if they can be determined via other sources, can themselves be marked (uncredited).
  • Uncredited singalongs: If a song is sang along to by cast members, add that information inside square brackets at the end of the submission and [link=person number] the name(s) and mark as uncredited, e.g.
  • "I Wanna Rock"
    Written by Dee Snider
    Performed by Twisted Sister
    [sung along to by Paulo Costanzo (uncredited) as it plays on the radio]
    

  • Where does the song appear?: Note that brief phrases can optionally be used to indicate where a song is heard. These should be concise and clear, should not include spoilers, and should not end with a period. e.g.:
  • "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
    Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
    Played during the seventh inning stretch of the Dodgers game
    

  • Ordering: The ordering for Soundtrack items should reflect the appearance of the song name in the end credits. If a song name is not mentioned at all in the end credits then it should have an order number of 0 i.e. zero.

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