Main Misattributed Song Discussion

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12:57:56 PM Nov 29th 2012
"There's a song that's often called "Drink and Fight" which tends to provoke arguments in the comments about just who made it anyway every time it's posted on YouTube with a different name and attribution."

Is it by Mud Men, or am I thinking of a different song?
09:08:03 AM Jan 4th 2012
Does almost every example really need to begin with "No,"? I understand that tropers are condescending know-it-alls, but this is pushing it.
02:56:20 PM Mar 8th 2012
I agree. Can we just delete those?
02:56:54 PM Mar 8th 2012
I mean the word, not the entire entry.
04:54:04 PM Aug 27th 2012
Man, they're annoying
12:58:29 AM Jul 13th 2011
Why is it a subjective trope?!
09:08:29 PM Aug 14th 2011
Indeed, I was just going to ask that very same question.
12:30:49 PM Sep 26th 2011
yeah, what the hell?
08:51:49 AM Nov 26th 2011
It is YMMV because it is an Audience Reaction, not a trope. It is the listener who misattributes the song, not something the songwriter/performer intentionally does, so it is an Audience Reaction.
03:24:34 PM Feb 7th 2011
I'm relatively new to the Internet, so I hope I'm doing this right. (I'm trying to add info to one of the listings.) Re: "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and the rhetorial question "How do you not credit a man with a name like Thurl Ravenscroft?" I know the answer: Ted ("Dr. Seuss") Geisel promised Thurl that Thurl would get screen credit for his performance of the song. By the time that Ted was supervising the opening credits for the TV special, he'd forgotten his promise. As he settled in to watch the first telecast, he saw Thurl's name missing from the opening credits. Only then, to his horror, did he realize his mistake: He had forgotten to put Thurl's credit there! Next day, he called Thurl and apologized all over the place! Decdes later, on camera, Thurl was glad to set the record stright with what I have just told you. (From Walt Mitchell.)
03:04:07 AM Jan 16th 2011
I believe "Symphonic 5" by "Enya" (3:21) was on this list, and I don't think the real artist was ever given. Good song, soundtracky and classical, but not celtic. The misattribution disappeared years ago, but it's back on google with a vengeance thanks to bittorrent.
02:58:45 AM Jan 16th 2011
"The Original Caste" sang "Legend of One Tin Soldier", and Coven did a cover. I have one mp3 claiming Joan Baez, another claiming Melanie Safka, another claiming Joni Mitchell, another Peter Paul and Mary, Skeeter Davis, Maureen Mc Govern, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Poppy Family, and there's more online that are probably covers (Tori Amos, Donovan, Gimp, Mad Parade, Hansen...). I realize it's a folky pop song that was probably covered often, but I doubt Joan Baez released the song on her "Die Schönsten Lieder" album.
10:35:51 PM May 20th 2010
Take a shot every time an entry begins with "No,".
01:47:17 PM May 1st 2010
There should be a Troper Tales page for this.
03:24:00 PM Apr 17th 2010
I just removed a bunch of examples that weren't songs. I don't think this is the first time I've had to do so.
05:15:51 PM Apr 10th 2010
I just did a re-organization of the examples. Individual songs and works were easy to alphabetize, though I wasn't really sure how to approach the "all parody songs are by Weird Al" and other examples.
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