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Song by The Artist from the album That Album
Released April 1, 2016 (2016-04-01)
Recorded January 1–10, 2016
Studio Record Plant, New York City
Genre Contemporary R&B
Length 3:01
Label Columbia
Writer(s) The Artist
Producer(s) The Producer

This is the template for the infobox for a song article. If the song has been released as one of the A-side and B-side of a single, use the Template:Infobox single instead. The box to the right is an example with some of the most common parameters. The code below can be copied and completed with information pertaining to song articles.

Code

Most articles will not need all the following fields; unused fields may be left blank.

{{Infobox song <!-- See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Songs -->
| Name            = 
| Cover           = <!-- Just the file name -->
| Alt             = 
| Caption         = 
| Type            = 
| Artist          = 
| Album           = 
| EP              = 
| English_title   = 
| Written         = 
| Published       = 
| Released        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| Format          = 
| Recorded        =
| Studio          =
| Venue           =
| Genre           = 
| Length          = <!-- {{Duration|m=MM|s=SS}} -->
| Form            = 
| Label           = 
| Writer          = 
| Composer        = 
| Lyricist        = 
| Language        = 
| Producer        = 
| ISWC            = 
| Misc            = 
}}

Parameters

Unless otherwise stated here, refer to Template:Infobox single#Parameters for guidelines on how to use parameters that it shares with this infobox.

Name

The title of the song is required. If the title is not in English, the translation may be included in the English_title field.

Cover

An image of the sheet music cover, etc. may be displayed if one has been first uploaded. Enter the file name only into the field: <Image Name>.jpg. See Wikipedia:Uploading images for details. This will automatically produce the caption <"Song"> cover beneath the image if the Caption field is not used.

Caption

Using this field will defeat the automatically produced <"Song"> cover when the Cover field is used.

Type

Use this field to add something more descriptive than "Song" (default), such as "Instrumental" or "Composition". This is not used for genre or form, which are described in the Genre and Form fields.

EP

If the song was first released on an EP or Extended play, add the EP name in this field. Both Album and EP will not show in the infobox – the Album field will override the EP field.

Written

The year the song was written, if discussed in the article. This is usually used for songs written before the advent of sheet music publishing or music recording.

Published

The year the song was published, if discussed in the article. This is usually used for sheet music published before the rise of music recording.

Form

The musical form of the song, e.g. strophic form, ternary form, etc. When linking, omit "form", i.e., Stropic, Ternary. The form must be referenced in the article and not be orignial research. This field is not used for genre or format, which are described in the Genre and Format fields.

Writer

Use this field if the music and lyrics were written by one person or, in the case of multiple writers, where a separate lyricist and composer have not been clearly identified by a reliable source. Do not use this field if the Composer and Lyricist fields are used.

Composer

The person(s) who composed the song's music, if different than the lyricist. If not differentiated in the article, use the Writer field instead.

Lyricist

The person(s) who wrote the lyrics, if different than the song's composer. If not differentiated in the article, use the Writer field instead.

Language

If the song is not in English, indicate the language. The English_title field may include a translation of the song title.

Track listing examples

Partial track listing

"Perfect Blue Buildings"
Song by Counting Crows from the album August and Everything After
Released September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
Recorded Los Angeles, March 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:00
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz
Producer(s) T Bone Burnett
August and Everything After track listing
"Mr. Jones"
(3)
"Perfect Blue Buildings"
(4)
"Anna Begins"
(5)

To create a partial track listing, add the following fields. The current song will be added in bold automatically. Use "quotation" marks for the other songs and link those with Wikipedia articles.

| prev            = 
| prev_no         = 
| track_no        = 
| next            = 
| next_no         = 





Full album track listing

"Perfect Blue Buildings"
Song by Counting Crows from the album August and Everything After
Released September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
Recorded Los Angeles, March 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:00
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz
Producer(s) T Bone Burnett
August and Everything After track listing
  1. "Round Here"
  2. "Omaha"
  3. "Mr. Jones"
  4. "Perfect Blue Buildings"
  5. "Anna Begins"
  6. "Time and Time Again"
  7. "Rain King"
  8. "Sullivan Street"
  9. "Ghost Train"
  10. "Raining in Baltimore"
  11. "A Murder of One"

For a full album track listing, add the following fields. List the tracks on the album in sequence using numbered list notation. The current song should be added using "quotation" marks and bold. Use "quotation" marks for the other songs and link as appropriate.

| Tracks         =
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 
# 

Tracking category

See also