Talk:Carry On Wayward Son

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question: Is it carry on wayward son, or carry on my wayward son?

It's Carry On Wayward Son, no my. --VPeric (talk) 09:07, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Adding a viable source, the Kansas official website ( the title is officially "Carry On Wayward Son" but the lyrics clearly say "carry on my wayward son" throughout the song. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:02, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Christian rock song[edit]

My dad was into them at the time this song came out an it has Christian lyric content so is it christian? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Songs don't practice religion, people do. Toddst1 (talk) 15:03, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Should the page be moved?[edit]

"On" shouldn't be capitalized in the title.. RandySavageFTW (talk) 22:09, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

It is correct as is..."carry on" is a two-part phrasal verb and in such cases, both words should be capitalized in a title. --Wolfer68 (talk) 00:26, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


The page is kind of short i was wondering if any one thinks that it should count as a stub? Alinkinthefuture (talk) 14:28, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Drawn Together Reference[edit]

This is completely fictitious as there is no episode in drawn together where anyone uses this song. even the episode mentioned does not exist as per List_of_Drawn_Together_episodes —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:18, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

That's the problem with adding nonsense like trivia and worse is not having it referenced by reliable sources. Toddst1 (talk) 15:04, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


This article is 90% trivia about where the song has appeared in other media. I think that section should be removed. Toddst1 (talk) 17:05, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Seeing no objections, I have done so. and am depositing the detritus here for posterity. Toddst1 (talk) 15:01, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Why exactly do you feel that all of this perfectly valid information should have been removed? It is information. Last I checked, this is an encyclopedia. If you feel it should be placed somewhere for "posterity", would that place not be, by definition, the article itself? If people come here looking for a reference to where the song was used, why shouldn't they be able to find that information? Your action seems baseless and excessively heavy-handed. Many other articles contain long lists of popular culture references. In particular, and why I happened to check this article, the song is very popular with the viewers of the show Supernatural, which did have a reference included before you removed it. So, using your standard, if I don't see any "discussion" or "objections" in four days I'm restoring your so-called "detritus". Sdr (talk) 04:08, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Be sure and find WP:RS for each if you do. We have this policy you may have heard about called WP:V. Just because you think you heard it while you were watching TV, doesn't cut it. Toddst1 (talk) 12:00, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
IMDB explicitly falls under WP:USERGENERATED. I've removed the additions cited using that source. Toddst1 (talk) 00:57, 26 June 2013 (UTC)


Following the edit war surrounding the genre, would the VH1 reference to it being on the "100 Best Hard Rock songs" list be considered as an acceptable reference? The reason I ask is because this same reference is used to add the hard rock genre to the Smashing Pumpkins song "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", and if it is considered acceptable there would it be the same here? (talk) 21:35, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Possibly. The AllMusic review that states "Using the rudiments of prog rock", make it clear it's of that genre. It would better to have prose than simply lumped into a category. The problem also is that VH1 tends to lean toward soft-rock, and R&B, so their idea of hard rock may be different than MTV's would. Walter Görlitz (talk) 23:51, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking the same myself, as having looked through the list a number of the songs on there are ones I personally would have considered alternative rock, but it's as good a reference as any I can find, and as I pointed out it's already been used on another page. (talk) 00:06, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Hard rock is not supported. A VH1 list is not reliable. I removed the genre until a concrete source can be found. Walter Görlitz (talk) 04:39, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

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First top 10 hit[edit]

@TenPoundHammer: I don't see where that source says it was their first top 10 hit. Toddst1 (talk) 21:35, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

  • The source lists all the peaks in chronological order. It is not original research to look at a list of song peaks in chronological order and see which is the first Top 10 hit. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 03:51, 27 November 2016 (UTC)