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Google Boogle

Wendy changed the title of this article to from "Google Bugle" to "Google Boogle", which is how the song is registered with ASCAP. Obviously, I like that we're comprehensive and accurate, but I think in this case, we're repeating somebody's mistake. The song is obviously called "Google Bugle". That's how it's listed on the albums, and it's what they say in the song. Somebody just registered it wrong.

I would suggest changing the article title back to "Google Bugle", and putting a note at the bottom saying that it's registered with ASCAP as "Google Boogle". What do other folks think? -- Danny (talk) 14:53, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, that's probably a good idea. —Scott (talk) 15:14, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I guess I just find it a bit of a slippery slope; we don't know that the title was entered wrong (even if we can guess), and album covers frequently don't use the "legal" or real title of a song (SS and non-SS). If we use albums over ASCAP here, then we have a whole bunch of other songs that might also qualify. "My Name is David" springs to mind. I'm not sure, but I find it less challenging to just always use one "authority" and accept that it's not perfect. -- Wendy (talk) 21:08, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
In lots of cases, I'd agree with you. But in this case, I've heard the song and they're clearly singing "gew-gul byoo-gul" not "gew-gul bew-gul". —Scott (talk) 21:16, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
ASCAP is a wonderful source, but I don't like the idea of using it as the one "authority." I know I've found cases where they get composers names wrong, transposing surnames or melding two or so on, and other errors. It's a great resource, and especially useful when we have no other source but memories or what viewers guess a song was called. But in a case like this, where it's mainly an issue of spelling and we have albums to go by, I really think sticking to ASCAP just because they *are* the ASCAP is silly; no single resource is infallible, it's always a matter of weighing and comparing the best available sources. Any other song issues can be decided on a case by case basis, but here, I fully side with a name change. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:21, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Yeah. I appreciate Wendy's desire for a clear single resource, but if it's not 100% reliable -- and it's clearly not in this case -- then I think we need to take some of it case-by-case. -- Danny (talk) 22:23, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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