Talk:The A Team (Ed Sheeran song)

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I've tried every which way to insert a reference for Selina MacDonald, professional actress in the A team video, who trained a Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The latest reference given takes you to the BOVTS site, where she appears in the list of 2007 graduates. Why is the ref. being flaggged up as invalid, and how do I fix it? In what format will it be accepted? The Rivers Rush ref. for Ruskin Kyle that I inserted has not been rejected. I've read all the so-called help on referencing, and I'm none the wiser. SAM539 (talk) 16:50, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

How is where an actress trained relevant to a small section about the video in an article about a song? If she becomes famous enough for her own article that would be a better place for what is added. 92.238.190.190 (talk) 22:22, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. No evidence that the song is the primary topic for "The A Team". DrKiernan (talk) 16:40, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


The A Team (song)The A Team – The show and movie are called The A-Team. This song has no dash between A and Team. 68.44.51.49 (talk) 22:06, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

The question would be is someone typing The A Team looking for the song or are they more likely looking for the show and not realizing that there is a dash in the title. If the second case is more common the article should not be moved because the show would be the more likely target. There is also a link to the song article on the other article so someone looking for that can find it.--174.93.164.95 (talk) 22:26, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose the primary usage of "The A Team" is the TV show, so should redirect there. -- 76.65.131.248 (talk) 01:06, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
It already does.--174.95.111.105 (talk) 01:56, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Support no dash in the name of the show. Unreal7 (talk) 22:05, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose; not the primary topic for this title, as the TV show is more likely the topic being sought. Powers T 00:12, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
    • According to the nominator the two are spelled differently, so a topnote should be sufficient in the event that someone types in "A team" when they are looking for the TV show. "A team" and "The a team" should, and do, redirect to "The A-Team". Apteva (talk) 22:09, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
      • They are punctuated differently, but I disagree that a hatnote is sufficient in this case; too many people are likely to look for the show under this title. Powers T 21:56, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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Song meaning[edit]

Is the description here for the song's meaning supposed to be a quote? It has an opening one, but no closing quote mark and no citation.

Is the song really about a girl with cancer? Listen again...it's about a young drug (probably crystal meth) addict who "struggles to pay rent", watches her face turn pasty, sells her body for money, longs to get "a couple grams" and then "in a pipe flies off to the Mother Land", etc.

Clearly the description of the meaning of the song on the page now is incorrect. It is about the perils of drug addiction, isn't it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.228.133.208 (talk) 15:42, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The video makes it clear that the protagonist is a depressed, homeless, crack-addicted street prostitute. It's nothing to do with cancer. Jim Michael (talk) 21:25, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Requested move 13 July 2018[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. Not a hope. But we are all learners here (hopefully), and it's a good result as it has improved the relevant articles. Thanks to all concerned. Andrewa (talk) 18:38, 20 July 2018 (UTC)


The A Team (Ed Sheeran song)The A Team (song) – I have redirected the Barry Sadler song to his article, as the song clearly fails WP:NSONG, so the Ed Sheeran song is the only song called "The A Team" with an article. JE98 (talk) 15:24, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 20:20, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
@In ictu oculi:. Special:Permalink/850121071: Bad Mood (The Vaccines song) → Bad Mood (song). Move did not appear controversial and I completed it. — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 21:32, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Hm. Okay thanks. that's undoing a move by @Yeepsi:. 51 in Belgium doesn't immediately strike one as requiring a move given that a quick search shows that the Miley Cyrus song is better known. But then since the Miley Cyrus is better known. Ho hum. Again RM might have been better. In ictu oculi (talk) 21:49, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Under the circumstances I have moved it back to Bad Mood (The Vaccines song). I would suggest some kind of discussion or an RM before moving it again. — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 21:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

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