Talk:Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know

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December 21, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed
February 25, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
April 11, 2012 Peer review Reviewed
Current status: Good article

Did Dido write this?[edit]

  • I heard that Dido write this song, is that true?
  • No, she wrote I'm Not A Girl! :) Sauloviegas (talk) 00:37, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Current Image:[edit]

Why is the current screencap up for deletion? Enanoj1111 (talk) 13:53, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: ΣПDiПGSTΛЯT 05:15, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Pre-review comments[edit]

I'm sorry it took me so long to get to this. I have been so busy with exams and such. To begin, there is one dead link that needs fixing.

It is not, actually. The BritneyTVSME channel is only available to those who live outside United States, Canada and Europe. I'm from South America, so the video is available here. Sauloviegas (talk) 05:13, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
It comes up as a dead link, so it should either be removed or fixed. nding·start 04:14, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

First look-through[edit]

Lead
  • The first pargraph is a bit iffy. Might I suggest something along the lines of...
"Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears. The song was written by Robert Lange, Keith Scott and Shania Twain, and produced by Lange for Spears' second studio album, Oops!... I Did It Again (2000). [Maybe mention something about the composition of the song here]
[New paragraph] The song was released on March 26, 2001 by Jive Records as the fourth and final single from the Oops!... I Did It Again. [information about the reception, etc.]
  • Fix that up and I can review over it some more.
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 14:41, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Infobox
  • The infobox is kind of a mess. Some of the information in it isn't even supposed to be there and doesn't show up. I'll fix it up myself because I probably wouldn't be able to explain how to do it.  Done nding·start 15:02, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Background and composition
  • I'm sure you can find more information and be able to break the sections into two.
  • Oops!...I Did It Again --> Oops!... I Did It Again, and unlink it.
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • "...was written by Robert Lange, who also produced the song, his then-wife Shania Twain and Keith Scott." --> reword, kind of like how the lead I suggested words it.
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Reception
  • I'm 110% sure you can find more information about the charts and reception and split it into "critical reception" and "chart performance" Please try your best.
There isn't mushc critical reception info. What is on the article is what I could find after to much effort... Chart performance can be expanded, but just a little. If you think that is necessary to slip the section, then I'll work more on the chart performance details. Sauloviegas (talk) 05:13, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it wasn't exactly a triple platinum single. --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 14:17, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Just try your best to expand on it a bit. nding·start 04:14, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I see you splitted it in two... Well, I couldn't add anything to the chart performance, except for the Romania chart positions. Sauloviegas (talk) 17:52, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Come on man. I am sure you can find some more information about critical reception. The chart performance information is fine, but there just has to be more reviews available to find and add to the article. nding·start 20:22, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
I'm telling you, dude, the only reviews to the song were made while critics were reviewing the OIDIA album. And not all reviews of the album says something about DLMBTLTK. I'll try my best, I've already started. Sauloviegas (talk) 21:12, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Music video
  • Oops! ... I Did It Again --> Oops!... I Did It Again
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • 2k --> 2K
Live performances
  • Again with the Oops! linking and incorrectly spacing. Fix it please.
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 02:46, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Track listings
  • Re-title to "Formats and track listings"
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • ...CD --> CD single
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Charts
  • U.S. --> US
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
External links
  • Websites don't belong here. Remove them, and replace with the video on YouTube or Veevo. For example: look at 3.
 Done --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 22:30, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

I'll look over it a second time once you fix up these few things and add some more content.

Comments by Novice7
  • Sputnikmusic review is not reliable, as it is by a user and not a staff.
Note As said, Sputnikmusic can be unreliable. The review for this song appears to be done by a user, so it is unreliable; however, Sputnik has a board of hired editors who do write reviews that are notable and are used to create Metacritic scores. Just adding to what Novice already said in case you are confused. :) --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 17:31, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Youtube is unreliable.
 Done (removed the YouTube links and also the Sputnikmusic review) Sauloviegas (talk) 13:03, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Second look-through[edit]

Lead
  • "Lyrically, the song talks about how Spears wants to hear her boyfriend say he needs her all the way and that he loves her." --> More information about the song in the first paragraph. It's a bit short.
  • "Spears performed the song on 2000's Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour and 2002's Dream Within a Dream Tour." --> Not really necessary. Hasn't she performed it at all her concerts?
Not all, she hasn't performed it on The Onyx Hotel Tour and The Circus Starring Britney Spears. Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • "A music video for the single, which was directed by Herb Ritts, was released on March 2, 2001. It portrayed Spears in love scenes with her boyfriend, played by French model Brice Durand, saying the words she wants him to say. The original video was considered too racy at the time by Spears mother, Lynne, who ordered that parts of the video be edited for content before its release to the public in the spring of 2001." --> Again, could be expanded upon more.
  • I'll try to help out with the lead as much as I can.
Ok! Going to work on the lead now... Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Background and composition
  • This section looks pretty good.
  • Spears recorded her vocals.. --> Spears recorded the vocals for the song
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • According to Spears, it's a "pure and delicate" song. --> According to Spears, "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" is a "pure and delicate" song.
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • According to the sheetmusic published at Music Notes by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of E major and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 76 beats per minute. --> Is the according to part necessary?
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • After its release, "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" has been featured on Now That's What I Call Music! 7 --> Kind of pointless fact, isn't it?
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Couldn't you include some details about the singles release in with the background? I'm not seeing any sources for the March 26 date.
Critical reception and chart performance
  • I know I told you to separate them before, but I think it's best to just merge them together in a section called "Reception".
  • while praising --> and praised
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Music video
  • January 24–27 --> January 24th to the 27th.
  • However, Spears real-life boyfriend at the time Justin Timberlake "was said to be miffed at Spears' kissing scenes with French model," according to Jennifer Vineyard of MTV --> Remove however, it makes no sense in the context.
  • Greatest Hits: My Prerogative & Oops!... I Did It Again --> Italicize both.
  • It starts --> The video begins
 Done Except for to italicize Oops!... I'm refering to the song, not the album. Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Live performances
  • Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know --> Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know
  • "Crazy 2k Tour" --> take out the brackets.
  • Spears performed the song on the American --> Spears performed the song on many different television shows, such as
  • "Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour" -- take out brackets.
 Done Sauloviegas (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

This article is definitely close to getting it's GA status, but I feel like some things are missing. The main ares are the lead, the background, composition, and reception. Simple rewording and organization would be perfect. I'll try helping out the best I can. nding·start 03:30, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

I think so too... I'm visiting the article everyday after school to see what I can do more. Sauloviegas (talk) 09:39, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
I am passing the article. I fixed a few minor things in the lead. You've done some great work here. I am so sorry again for taking so long to do this. Stupid exams, and then I just got pretty lazy. xD I look forward to working with you again in the future. nding·start 00:59, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Del Amitri[edit]

I put in a hatnote to the Del Amitri song Always the Last to Know since it contains the lyrics "Don't let me be the last to know". Paul MacDermott (talk) 15:14, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

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