Talk:Route 66 (song)
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Cheetah Girls Seperation
- I believe that it is necessary, as it is very confusing the way it currently is. Jtervin 06:54, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
- OPPOSE There is plenty of variation in the Route 66 song in style in all the other versions that have been created over time, no need to separate it out. 184.108.40.206 22:57, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
- I HAVE ALREADY DONE YOUR REQUEST! GO TO Route 66 (Cheetah Girls)
Cheetah Girls restored to appropriate level
The level of "Cheetah Girls" material in this article was completely unreasonable. An obscure, Disney-manufactured group producing a recording that couldn't chart in the US doesn't deserve ten times the article space as such notable performers as "The Rolling Stones", Chuck Berry, and Nelson Riddle. Kww 00:16, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
- Nelson Riddle is not notable in connection with this song. He is linked to Route 66 (TV series) but the series never used the Bobby Troup / Nat King Cole tune. K7L (talk) 17:47, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
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BetacommandBot 10:20, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
I removed Nelson Riddle from the list of artists who have performed the song. He did in fact compose and perform the theme song from Route 66 (TV series) and it became a charted hit, but that's a different song. If anyone can confirm that Riddle also performed the Bobby Troup song, feel free to add him back. --Mwalimu59 (talk) 04:57, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
But what IS the "original version"?
As the article stands today, it mentions that many artists over the years who have covered the song have changed the '...initial lyrics, usually to "It goes to St. Louis, down through Missouri..."' ...but the article doesn't say what the initial lyrics were. rowley (talk) 22:35, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
- "Down through Missouri" was originally Joplin, Missouri. That is implicit from the list of towns elsewhere in this page. K7L (talk) 13:01, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Possible bias and sources
The article states that "the lyrics ... celebrate the romance and freedom of automobile travel." Not being a native speaker of English, my language skills might fail me here, but doesn't that imply that automobile travel factually involves romance and freedom (rather than just being associated with it)? I ask because that would be opinion rather than fact, and a disputed one at that (limitation to roads, dependency on petrol prices and car insurance, not being allowed to drink alcohol etc). Hence one might want to rephrase it for the sake of neutrality, maybe change the "of" in "of automobile travel" to "(often) associated with".
In any case, we might want to add the song covers list from the ASCAP site as source. I'm not sure where the actual reference should go, so I can't do that either.Shrly (talk) 08:12, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
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