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"You're Beautiful" vs "My Triangle"
I think we should make a page for My Triangle, because they sang that and not the actual song. User:Antsamthompson9.
- It looks like there's no ASCAP or BMI records for "My Triangle," which I'm sure is why a page for it hasn't been created. I think just having this page is fine for right now. -- Jon (talk) 21:42, March 27, 2012 (UTC)
- In the past we've handled direct song parodies like this one (i.e. same exact music, just altered lyrics) with pages for the Sesame Street versions only. There are many cases of Sesame Street guests performing their original songs with reworked lyrics under a new title - James Blunt, Feist, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Tony Bennett, Spin Doctors, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, R.E.M., and James Taylor (to name just a few).
- These aren't fully new/original songs (unlike the sound-alike style-parodies, such as "Letter B" or "Barn in the USA"), they are existing songs just with tweaked/altered lyrics (so ASCAP and BMI might only recognize the parody as a variation of the original tune, if at all). However having the pages filed under the Sesame title allows us to track the parody lyricist in the info box and have it listed under the name used and known in the Muppet productions.
- Although, the Fuck You!/Forget You ruling was to go with the song's legal title, not the one used in the Muppet production (the song is legally "Fuck You", the Muppets used the title "Forget You" and also changed the lyrics to "bwak-bwak bwak." -- but we go with the original legal title). So maybe it's worth discussing how to handle these. Either way, I don't think we need pages for both the original and the parody. -- Brad D. (talk) 01:35, March 28, 2012 (UTC)