Template:Infobox single

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"{{{Name}}}"
Single by {{{Artist}}}
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Usage

For non-single songs, see Template:Infobox song.
This is the template for a single (A- or B-side), not a song.

Code

"Country House"
Single by Blur
from the album The Great Escape
Released August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14) (UK)
Format
Recorded 1995
Genre Britpop
Length 3:57
Label
Producer(s) Stephen Street
Blur singles chronology
"To the End"
(1994)
"Country House"
(1995)
"The Universal"
(1995)
{{Infobox single <!-- See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Songs -->
| Name          = 
| Cover         = <!-- just the file name -->
| Border        = 
| Alt           = 
| Caption       = 
| Artist        = 
| Album         = 
| A-side        = 
| B-side        = 
| Released      = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| Format        = 
| Recorded      = 
| Genre         = 
| Length        = <!-- {{Duration|m=MM|s=SS}} -->
| Label         = 
| Writer        = 
| Producer      = 
| Certification = 
| Chronology    = 
| Last single   = 
| This single   = 
| Next single   = 
| Misc          = 
}}

Parameters

Name 
This field should contain the name of the single. This field is mandatory.
Cover 
Upload a copy of the single cover (under fair use—use the tag "{{Non-free album cover}}"). Ideally the image should be 200px wide. Enter the file name only into the field: <Image Name>.jpg.
Border 
Type "yes" in this field to place a 1px border around the single's cover.
Alt 
Alt text for the cover image, to describe it to visually impaired readers. See WP:ALT.
Artist 
This field should contain the name of the artist. This field is mandatory.
Album 
If the single was also released on an album, enter the name of the album. If the album has a Wikipedia article, link the article name as usual. The template will italicize the album name. For guidelines on whether a single should be described as being from a particular album, see template:infobox album#Template:Singles.
A-side 
Use this field to display the A-side song title appearing on the opposite side of the single. If it has a Wikipedia article use a link.
B-side 
Use this field to display the B-side song title appearing on the opposite side of the single. If it has a Wikipedia article use a link. Only one of the fields "A-side" or "B-side" should be used.
Released 
This field should refer to the earliest known commercial release date, using a single occurrence of {{Start date}} as {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}}, for example "{{Start date|2007|7|31}}". (Use "{{Start date|YYYY|MM}}" if only year and month are known, or "{{Start date|YYYY}}" for just a year).
Recorded 
This field should include details on when and where the song was recorded. Separate multiple values using {{Plainlist}}.
Format
the way that the single was released; i.e. 7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD single, cassette single, digital download (note the piped download link). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.
Genre
the music genre(s) that the single is from. These must not be original research, and should be stated and referenced in a 'Composition' section of the article. Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.
Length 
The length should use {{Duration}} thus: {{Duration|m=3|s=45}}, renders as 3:45, for 3 minutes 45 seconds
Label 
This field should refer to the label on which the single/album was originally released. Where significantly different versions have been released (featuring alternate track listings) e.g. U.S. vs. UK, the later release date and/or record label should be mentioned in the article. Drop words like "Records" from the end of the label's name (e.g. use [[Universal Records|Universal]] rather than [[Universal Records]]). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.
Producer 
This field allows display of the song's producer(s). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.
Writer 
This field allows display of the song's writer(s). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.
Misc 
This field allows you to provide more infobox data such as additional chronologies using {{Extra chronology}}, a track listing using {{Extra track listing}}, extra covers using {{Extra album cover}}, or a sample of the music using {{Audiosample}}. Set |Type=single on those templates so the section titles use the same background color as the rest of the infobox.

Chronology

The chronology section should link to the previous single on the left and the next single on the right. Songs should be ordered based on the first release dates of their official singles.

  • For first singles the left box (the "Last single=" field) should be left blank.
  • For latest singles, the right box (the "Next single=" field) should be left blank.

By default, the chronology section begins with an "artist Chronology" header. If you specify the optional "Chronology=" field, the text you supply will replace the "artist" portion of that header. This is useful when a single is released by two or more artists and you want to supply a chronology for each using the built-in chronology for one artist and the {{Extra chronology}} template for the other(s).

Wikipedia's date style guidelines recommend that years should not be linked within the chronology section.

  • Note: album cover images should NOT be used in this section as they do not meet Wikipedia fair use requirements.

Examples

Here are some examples of articles using the infoboxes:

Microformat

The HTML mark-up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat that makes event details readily parsable by computer programs. This aids tasks such as the cataloguing of articles and maintenance of databases. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please visit the Microformat WikiProject.
Classes used

The HTML classes this microformat uses include:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent
Please do not rename or remove these classes
nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Infobox single

An Infobox for singles

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name Name The name of the single. string (PAGENAME) empty optional
Artist Artist This field should contain the name of the artist. string empty empty required
Cover Cover An image of the single cover, a file name, e.g. 'Relax_single.jpg'. The image should be uploaded under fair—use tag {{Non-free album cover}}. string empty empty optional
Alt Alt Alt text for the cover image, to describe it to visually impaired readers. string empty empty optional
Caption Caption Caption for the cover image. string empty empty optional
Border Border Set to yes to put a 1 pixel border around the cover image. string empty empty optional
Album Albumfrom Album If the single was also released on an album, enter the name of the album. If the album has a Wikipedia article, link the article name as usual. The template will italicize the album name. For guidelines on whether a single should be described as being from a particular album, see [[Template:infobox album#Template:Singles]]. string empty empty optional
A-side A-side The A-side song title if different from the name. If it has a Wikipedia article use a link. Only one of the fields 'A-side' or 'B-side' should be used. string empty empty optional
B-side B-side Use this field to display the B-side song title appearing on the opposite side of the single. If it has a Wikipedia article use a link. Only one of the fields 'A-side' or 'B-side' should be used. string empty empty optional
Released Released The earliest known date of commercial release, using a single occurrence of {{Start date}} as {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}}, for example {{Start date|2007|7|31}}. (Use {{Start date|YYYY|MM}} if only year and month are known, or {{Start date|YYYY}} for just a year). string empty empty optional
Recorded Recorded This field should include details on when and where the song was recorded. Separate multiple values using {{Plainlist}}. string empty empty optional
Format Format The way that the single was released; i.e. 7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD single, cassette single, digital download (note the piped download link). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}. string empty empty optional
Genre Genre The music genres that the single is from. These must not be original research, and should be stated and referenced in a 'Composition' section of the article. Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}. string empty empty optional
Length Length The length should use {{Duration}} thus: {{Duration|m=3|s=45}}, renders as 3:45, for 3 minutes 45 seconds string empty empty optional
Label Label This field should refer to the label on which the single/album was originally released. Where significantly different versions have been released (featuring alternate track listings) e.g. U.S. vs. UK, the later release date and/or record label should be mentioned in the article. Drop words like 'Records' from the end of the label's name (e.g. use [[Universal Records|Universal]] rather than [[Universal Records]]). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}. string empty empty optional
Writer Writer The song's writer(s). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}. string empty empty optional
Producer Producer The song's producer(s). Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}. string empty empty optional
Certification Certification Music recording sales certification. Example :Platinum <small>([[Recording Industry Association of America|RIAA]])</small> string empty empty optional
Chronology Chronology Header for chronology section string (Artist name) empty optional
Previous single Last single Previous single in the artists chronology. Use wiki-link when appropriate. Example: "[[Relax (song)|Relax]]"<br />(1983) string empty empty optional
Next single Next single Next single in the artists chronology. Use wiki-link when appropriate. Example: "[[The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood song)|The Power Of Love]]"<br />(1984) string empty empty optional
This single This single Name and year of this single for the chronology. Example: "Two Tribes"<br />(1984) string empty empty optional
Misc Misc This field allows you to provide more infobox data such as additional chronologies using {{Extra chronology}}, a track listing using {{Extra track listing}}, extra covers using {{tl|Extra album cover}}, or a sample of the music using {{tl|Audiosample}}. Set 'Type=single' on those templates so the section titles use the same background color as the rest of the infobox. string empty empty optional
Clip requested? Clip requested? Set to 'yes' to add article to [[Category:Song articles missing an audio sample]] string empty empty optional

See also