Talk:Where Did Our Love Go

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GA Re-Review and In-line citations[edit]

Members of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles are in the process of doing a re-review of current Good Article listings to ensure compliance with the standards of the Good Article Criteria. (Discussion of the changes and re-review can be found here). A significant change to the GA criteria is the mandatory use of some sort of in-line citation (In accordance to WP:CITE) to be used in order for an article to pass the verification and reference criteria. Currently this article does not include in-line citations. It is recommended that the article's editors take a look at the inclusion of in-line citations as well as how the article stacks up against the rest of the Good Article criteria. GA reviewers will give you at least a week's time from the date of this notice to work on the in-line citations before doing a full re-review and deciding if the article still merits being considered a Good Article or would need to be de-listed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on the Good Article project talk page or you may contact me personally. On behalf of the Good Articles Project, I want to thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into working on this article and improving the overall quality of the Wikipedia project. Agne 01:50, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure what ever happened to the above re-review, but the inline citations thing is still a problem. So, unless anyone can fix that in the next few days, I'm going to nominate this article for a GA review. Drewcifer3000 15:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
GA delisted, find discussion here. Giggy Talk 01:00, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

"register" comments need clarification[edit]

Are you saying that they asked Ross to sing it in a different KEY or a different octave in the same key? The whole passage in intriguing but I don't understand precisely what it means. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:647:CD00:7AC3:568:6AEF:91FE:5336 (talk) 22:22, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

That's only one of many problems with the passage, and the fact that there's no citation ("original research"?) makes it very hard to figure out what was going on. Here's the passage:
  Initially, the producers argued over who should sing the song, as the song had been cut in the same key as Mary Wilson's voice but since Berry Gordy had assigned the main lead singer role to Diana Ross, the producers eventually gave the song to Ross, who sung it in her original register after the group entered the recording studio to record the song on April 8. Ross was told to sing it at a lower register. As a result, a stubborn Ross sung it in a lower key, fessing afterwards to Holland, "is that what you want?" with Holland nodding. The other Supremes, who had sung with more energy on previous recordings, were only told to continually say "baby" repetitively while also only singing the title. This was done after Lamont Dozier was forced to redo the arrangement of the background vocals.


  • The past tense of "sing" is "sang", not "sung" (which is the past participle).
  • "Fessing", short for "confessing", doesn't seem to match what happened here. Maybe "challenging" would be better.
  • "As a result, a stubborn Ross sung it in a lower key...": I think what might be meant is that she sang it in a key that was even lower than she thought Holland was asking for.
  • They didn't say "baby". They sang it, along with the title.
  • There's a mismatch here. Do I understand that originally, they sang with more energy, while later they sang with less energy *and* were *also* restricted to singing only "baby" and the "title"?
  • I'm trying to understand whether when Lamont Dozier was forced to redo the arrangement of the background vocals, he was told explicitly to restrict what those background vocals should consist of, or whether, seeing that he had to redo the arrangement anyway, he decided to achieve that by restricting them.

-AlanUS (talk) 19:51, 6 April 2016 (UTC)