Talk:Butterflies (Michael Jackson song)

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Good article Butterflies (Michael Jackson song) has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Good topic star Butterflies (Michael Jackson song) is part of the Invincible (Michael Jackson album) series, a good topic. This is identified as among the best series of articles produced by the Wikipedia community. If you can update or improve it, please do so.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
June 20, 2010 Good article nominee Listed
July 9, 2010 Good topic candidate Promoted
Current status: Good article

Release Date[edit]

I hope no one minds, but i changed the release date of "Butterflies" to 2001, specifaclly "11/8/01" because thats when it made official debut at #60 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart. It Spent 2 weeks earlier on the R&B/HipHop Charts. souce located at: http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12063973 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.245.107 (talk) 01:12, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Audio sample[edit]

Can someone upload an audio sample of the song? Thanks, Crystal Clear x3 07:45, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I'll do it soon... Sorry for waiting.--MajklDzekson (talk) 08:45, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I uploaded it. It will be in the article, but you can move it wherever you want. --MajklDzekson (talk) 09:31, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Crystal Clear x3 18:55, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Critical response quote[edit]

"hopelessly sappy ballad oozing with fuzzy sentiments Id say it's more like caterpillars"... seems like there's a typo in there but it's really late and I'm too tired to even go hunting for the reference, sorry. thought I'd point it out. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 08:39, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Fixed Crystal Clear x3 20:41, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: TbhotchTalk C. 03:46, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    B. MoS compliance:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
    Not using
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
  • General
Image does not have a source.
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 06:55, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
R&B, neo soul, Jazz -> Neo soul and jazz are not mentioned.
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Lead
It was written by Marsha Ambrosius and Andre Harris and produced by Jackson and Harris. -> needs a comma Harris, and
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
November 2001 -> Infobox says October 31, 2001
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
the Billboard Hot 100 and also charting at number two and thirty-six on alternative Billboard charts in 2001 and 2002 -> more commas the Billboard Hot 100, and also charting at number two and thirty-six, respectively, on alternative Billboard charts in 2001 and 2002.
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
single did not chart on any music charts outside of the United States. -> Not needed because it was US-only.
 Done} Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Background an development
Billy Johnson Jr. made the article of ref. 2
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Cox Enterprises publish The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in ref 3
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
"He's showing you, -->'<--I'm still the Michael Jackson that did 'Billie Jean' and 'Rock With You' because 'Butterflies' really falls along those lines." -> I pointed the issue
{[Done}} Crystal Clear x3 06:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Unlike previous singles from Invincible-> Isn't it the second single of the album?
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 06:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
The song was not performed by Jackson during his Madison Square Garden concerts in September 2001, or during his planned 2009 and 2010 concerts during his This Is It concert tour. -> need a source
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 04:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Composition
Berkshire Hathaway publish The Buffalo News in ref 5
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Media Prima publish New Straits Times in ref 6
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
A. H. Belo publish The Providence Journal in ref 9
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I could not access , though.
Allmusic shouldn't be italicized.
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Torstar publish Toronto Star in ref 12
I could not access , though.
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
ninety two -> ninety-two
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described "Butterflies" as being about the "feeling that special someone gives him."[13] Music critics writing for the South Florida Sun Sentinel said that the track shows the "shy, gentle side" of Jackson.[14] -> Both in wrong section.
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Lee Enterprises publish St. Louis Post-Dispatch in ref 13
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Tribune Company publish South Florida Sun-Sentinel in ref 14
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
University Wire'. -> Typo, in ref 19
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Critical Reception
PopMatters and Allmusic shouldn't be italicized
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
anyone." -> Consistency needed
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 07:04, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Cox Enterprises publish The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in ref 21
 Done Crystal Clear x3 06:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Alexander Lebedev owns The Independent not Independent Online
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
The Yale Daily News Publishing Company publish Yale Daily News on ref 28
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Charts
Why do not use this link too?
The link doesn't work. Crystal Clear x3 04:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
O well, that happens. TbhotchTalk C. 16:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Credits and personnel
No source
 Done
Mixed by Bruce Swedien – mixer, recorder -> Bruce Swedien – mixer, recorder
 Done Crystal Clear x3 04:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
  • External links
Spam only
Fixed Crystal Clear x3 07:01, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

I've reviewed it, is a reliable article, but some references need publishers. On hold until July 4, 2010. TbhotchTalk C. 03:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

All my concerns resolved, so the article pass its nomination. TbhotchTalk C. 16:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Dead external links to Allmusic website – January 2011[edit]

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--CactusBot (talk) 18:56, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Critical Reception[edit]

When i look at this whole section i just feel like deleting it from top to bottom. Tons of irrelevant sources in a section that gives the idea of a mid-quality song by Jackson when it's actually one of his most famous and praised tracks of his recent years (by "recent" i mean the last 3 albums or so, "Invincible", "HIStory" and "Dangerous").

Please, this section is urging for an edit... Sonicadv27 (talk) 11:15, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

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