This user improved "Let's All Chant" become a good article on 18 August 2014‎.

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The Article Rescue Barnstar[edit]

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Thankyou for your great work saving the article "Overpowered by Funk" from deletion! benzband (talk) 10:12, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

And this is from me:

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I award The Music Barnstar to Synthwave.94 for his exceptional effort on expanding and —probably— saving from deletion "Overpowered by Funk". –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:35, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Ben has anticipated my intention, as always :D. Once, again thank you. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:35, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Tool suggestion[edit]

Hi there, have you considered making use of a tool like Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser? It is built for making repetitive editing tasks a bit easier by semi-automating them. For example, you could make a list of articles that contain "New Wave" and tell it to change them to "New wave". You still have to review each change to make sure it's correct, but it might be a lot easier for something like that. Just a thought. --Spike Wilbury (talk) 01:37, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes it's true. However I don't know how tools like AutoWikiBrowser work... But thank you for your suggestion, that reminds me of something I'd like to talk about with somebody. Do you know if it is possible to create a bot (or an automatic tool) able to make changes like this one ? It would help me a lot. Synthwave.94 (talk) 01:45, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
AutoWikiBrowser does some of that type of stuff.. general maintenance and cleanup of articles that you tell it to look at. Maybe you can look through Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User manual and see if it would be easy to use. I know there is also a tool called Reflinks that automatically fixes and fills out references properly. See User:Dispenser/Reflinks. I don't actually know too much about bots except that they are generally programmed in Python. That is not my area of expertise at all. I do know that if you have a task you would like automated, you can ask at Wikipedia:Bot requests to see if an existing bot could be programmed to do the task. Hope this helps! --Spike Wilbury (talk) 02:01, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, I will take a look at these links as soon as possible. Thank you very much for all of this ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 02:09, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Ray Crisara[edit]

Did you hear that Ray Crisara just died? Sad news for Let's All Chant fans. :( DBaK (talk) 21:54, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know who was Ray Crisara before you asked me this question. Now I know who is this guy but I've been unable to find something related to his death. Where did you get that from ? Synthwave.94 (talk) 22:28, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Hang your head in shame! <g> He MAKES the record!! (I'm totally unbiased here, of course.) The whole trumpet world is talking about it - he was very highly thought of and has lots of ex-students of great eminence. I'm seeing it on FB and in emails from colleagues, but when I see something citeable, I will either add it in or let you know ... how does that sound? Cheers DBaK (talk) 12:15, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
PS It might well show up here in time. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 12:19, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Just because I like "Let's All Chant" doesn't mean I know all artists who made this record. This is only one of the numerous disco records I'm listening to ! ;) But thank you for all this infos, I learned something I didn't know at all. Synthwave.94 (talk) 13:14, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Please don't take the "shame on you" too seriously. :) I am well aware that my angle on this stuff is a minority interest! It was just a joke, not a criticism of your musical knowledge - apologies for any offence ... it was not intended. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 13:25, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I was a bit surprised by your "He MAKES the record!!". It may be true, but Zager made this record too. ;) Also don't worry, I understood you seems to be a die hard fan of Ray Crisara (and the "trumpet world" ?). Nice to see people like you love sharing knowledge. Once again thank you for all of this. ;) Synthwave.94 (talk) 13:39, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I will let you know if I turn up anything that could help. Cheers DBaK (talk) 15:04, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year (song)[edit]

Could you keep an eye with the page? Make sure if contributors doing unsourced genres. (talk) 16:34, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes of course. And I can clean up the article by the same way. ;) Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:35, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

"Azok voltak a szép idők, barátom"[edit]

Well, you certainly tidied up there. Care to discuss at the Talk Page? Many thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:44, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Wanted to say a big big thank you for noticing the dmy issue,

Unbeknowingly I'd done the same thing to all of his singles/albums so took some time self reverting,,
Anyway thank you :)
Regards, –Davey2010(talk) 22:56, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

This is the reason why semi-automated tools should be used with extra care. ;) Synthwave.94 (talk) 23:25, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely agree! :), After yesterdays crap I'll most certainly take more care :)
Regards, –Davey2010(talk) 23:30, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, Synthwave.94! I am Isabella, Barbara's daughter, just wanted to say thank you for your accuracy.

Thanks. ^^ Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:56, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Get down!![edit]

[1]. Thought you might appreciate this funk gem. Much shorter than the 9:05 12" remix, alas (where you can really get carried away with that overpowering synth-funk groove) - but I'd pleased to email you a copy if you'd like one. Meanwhile, please feel free to make any contribution you can to Robert Brookins. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:18, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Wow ! Never heard this before but this funky rhythm is so good ! Sounds like a mixture of "Living in America", "I'm in Love" and "Walk the Dinosaur", three great tracks you should listen to (if you don't already know them of course ^_^)
Can you give me your e-mail adress so I can e-mail you and then you'll can send me a copy ? I'm already excited about listening to it while editing Wikipedia at the same time ! X)
As soon as possible, I would try to help you improving the article you're talking about. You know I like improving music-related so there's no reason to ignore your suggestion ;) Regards and happy editing. Synthwave.94 (talk) 00:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, three great tracks, all well-known to me. Always nice to have a bit of "luxury". If you want my email you'll have to enable your contact option under User perefences! Martinevans123 (talk) 12:22, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
I think I managed to send you an e-mail. Please confirm it as soon as possible. Regards Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:14, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Just sent you a mp3. ENJOY!! Martinevans123 (talk) 20:13, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've just seen it. Thanks a lot for sending me this 80s gem. Synthwave.94 (talk) 22:26, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

All Day and All of the Night[edit]

Hi, I was wondering, do you know what Dave Davies is trying to say? I've read the quote a few times and I'm still not quite sure i"m "getting it". Does he resent the Doors for "stealing" the song, or think that they're so revered that nobody can say anything about them? Also, according to the Hello I Love You article, apparently the UK courts found in favor of Davies, according to the biography No One Gets Out Here alive. Is that true, you think, and should that be added? hbdragon88 (talk) 21:52, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

@Hbdragon88: I think Davies is trying to say the Doors may have "stolen" his song, but as the group seems really important for him, he thought he shouldn't sue them. However the other article seems too say something different ... so I don't know what should be written about this case and the similarities between the two songs. Anyway it's obvious that there should be some consistency between "All Day and All of the Night" and "Hello, I Love You". Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:28, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Greek techno vandal[edit]

Your actions are mentioned at the case page Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Techno genre warrior from Greece. I thought you might want to know. Binksternet (talk) 19:42, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Well I knew I was mentioned in it, but thanks for the reminding ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:38, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
@Binksternet: : I think he is back...
I think you are correct. Binksternet (talk) 18:46, 20 April 2015 (UTC)



Apologies - I did not notice you were using sfn, in my defence I was VERY tired!

Even if I had, I have never used them and got confused the only time I was copyediting a page and needed to convert lots of refs to sfn.

Thanks for fixing it :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 16:21, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

I convert refs into sfn template as often as possible. It didn't take me a long time to convert everything for "La Tristesse Durera" (compared to a huge good/featured article) so don't be upset for this reason ! After all, improving a Wikipedia article is a cooperative work, isn't it ? ;) Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:34, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Who's the third black musician in Sex Crime videoclip?[edit]

Hi, Synthwave.94. Yesterday I looked again the 1984's Sex Crime videoclip and I have a doubt. Who's the third black musician besides Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart? I understand that Eurythimics was a duet, but in this video, it seems like this third gay is a very important member or contributor. Thank you very muchAlexiscorreia (talk) 10:54, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

@Alexiscorreia: : Sorry for answering you after a couple of days, but I have no idea who is this guy and I didn't find anything about him. Synthwave.94 (talk) 01:53, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Let's enjoy a snack for a bit. I do appreciate the work you are doing on the Christian metal list, despite the fact that I've gotten annoyed with some of your methods. Thank you. 3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 18:54, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Whenever you're done, I'll jump in[edit]

Whenever you feel your done on the list, would you mind leaving up the "under construction" tag? I'll be working on the template in one of my sandboxes, as I don't want to conflict with your edits. If there are artists I feel that you missed, for one reason or another, I'll see if I can find sources and add them, too.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 19:21, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Oh, I forgot to mention: If you don't have a copy of Powell's Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, I do have one, so if you want me to look anything up in there for you, I'll be happy to help.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 19:32, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
@3family6: : Thanks for your support. I think I will remove the "under construction" tag in some hours, because I think I would add more bands in the list, as I'm currently looking at the different reliable sources suggested at WP:CCM/S (realizing several online sources don't work any longer, by the way). I don't have Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music and I used Google Books to find infos in this book. However I only managed to find infos about some bands only. Can you please tell me what Powell says about XT ? Is the band described as Christian metal or not ? Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:55, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Powell describes it as heavy metal that sounds very similar to Stiggson's Leviticus.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 03:42, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for mentioning that some sites on the list are defunct. One or two I knew about, I just didn't update the list to reflect that. I'll have to get on that at some point.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 03:53, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
@3family6: : I've just reogarnized the list and created a whole section for the defunct publications and websites. Synthwave.94 (talk) 12:39, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Also thanks for your answer regarding XT. Synthwave.94 (talk) 12:50, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Hey, wow! Thanks! You're welcome. I'm going to go through Powell's book myself to help populate the list more, as you might have missed some not having a full view of the book. I'm going to work more on the list in my sandbox, and then bring it over to mainspace.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 14:52, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok, from my side I will continue exploring the different websites found at WP:CCM/S in order to add more bands in the list. I intend starting completing the list soon, but I really don't how many times I would spend on it before finishing adding new entries. But anyway, thanks for helping adding new additions in the list. Synthwave.94 (talk) 15:03, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. Whenever you're finished, I can jump in, too, so don't feel that this has to take up all your time.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 18:51, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
@3family6: : I would finish it in some hours. I wasn't editing Wikipedia after my very last edit on the page and I just came back. I will make a dummy edit to say to you when you could edit the page. Synthwave.94 (talk) 21:07, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For you work cleaning up list articles, including the List of Christian metal artists. 3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 17:32, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, and I'm going to continue doing so with other lists soon. Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:45, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

List of New Age music artists[edit]


I'm currently adding some New Age artists (real, all those I append are known for a long time, and having produced many albums each one, and generally with international career) to the list.

And suddenly I see a new banner telling that the list is now restricted to autoconfirmed users. Is there a problem with my contributions? I've been contributor for years on the French Wikipedia (hundreds and hundreds of contributions, and some new articles) and sometimes on the English Wikipedia (less contributions of course but always serious).

I point out that I'm also myself New Age musician (amateur but quite known on KVRAudio with my nickname BlackWinny). My profession was biologist (now retired).

Could you give me some precisions?... if there are special things to do to be autoconfirmed for this page.

Cheers, Jacques Jacques Prestreau (talk) 22:48, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello Jacques,
The page is restricted to autoconfirmed users because several IPs added non notable artists to the list. Note that you're already an autoconfirmed user as you performed several edits under an account and over, well, several years ! It means you can edit this page as much as you want, but I need to give you some advices regarding music-related :
  • The artist needs to have a Wikipedia page. You need to create a page first if the artist you want to add in this list doesn't have an article on the English Wikipedia yet.
  • You need to add reliable sources to prove these artists are associated with the new-age genre, such as AllMusic, Rolling Stone and Spin but also newspapers and many other sources. As I've already improved several music-related lists before, I can help you finding reliable sources.
  • Remember to be neutral and only uses short descriptions which can easily be checked (eg. the info is already sourced in the artist's article).
I hope you'll enjoy improving this list.

Synthwave.94 (talk) 23:36, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Good job.

Lynchenberg (talk) 02:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi Synthwave.94, I am wondering now how we can remove the category? I understand it's not needed for the link to work, but the category isn't something to be ignored completely. Either way, both versions work. I appreciate advice because this template isn't used when I was heavily editing WP before. I'm probably missing something. Thanks! --Efe (talk) 04:12, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I don't know how we are supposed to remove these categories. I guess we can ask for its deletion, as it doesn't appear to be useful in any way. The song parameter is unecessary for several singlechart templates, including the Canadatopsingles, Dutch40 and UK templates. The Ireland2 template is also a bit special. For example, if you search "20 th century boy", you'll find something. But if you search "20th century boy", nothing appears. Synthwave.94 (talk) 09:13, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
I'll probably post a request for comment at the cat talk page. Thanks!! --Efe (talk) 10:56, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:21, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

2 Unlimited[edit]

I was in doubt if I would add this category or not, but when I took a look at the list, a group like: Cappella was also included. That's the reason I desided to add it. Oxygene7-13 (talk) 12:32, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Without no doubt an error. I will remove this category from this article. Synthwave.94 (talk) 13:37, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
I've done the same with SASH!. Oxygene7-13 (talk) 16:01, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Audio sample upload question[edit]

Hello. You appear to know a lot about Wikipedia and its music articles. I tried uploading a sound sample onto Wikipedia with a song from an album I bought on CD (and put onto my computer) and for some reason I wasn't able to upload even though I filled out all the required fields. I do feel like it might be because the audio was m4a instead of MP3. I didn't download an MP3 of the song because that's illegal (unless you download it and buy it at the same time on iTunes). How do I upload a song (in an m4a) that comes from a CD I bought and how do I put it into a 30-second sample? Statik N (talk) 17:26, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

I am sorry but I can't give you an actual answer. I never uploaded audio samples so far, only images. However here are some useful links I found in "My Favorites" :

I hope it can help you. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:36, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Best selling singles[edit]

Hi. I've seen you're the most active editor on the article List of best-selling singles. I should ask, can I add a single with the sources in the table, or is per consensus like Best Selling Artists? Cornerstonepicker (talk) 07:36, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

If you can find a reference to prove a single sold eg. 8 million copies then yes, do it. Synthwave.94 (talk) 07:41, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
I've seen most of the digital singles have only the US sales sources, the rest are certifications. Then, the total. Cornerstonepicker (talk) 07:48, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Oops, I didn't see you added something on the talk page; it's OK to include "SexyBack" in the list. Synthwave.94 (talk) 07:57, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

The Pale Fountains[edit]

Nice one! If you can use those paper books to add any more detail and fill out the article a bit, that'd be even better - David Gerard (talk) 09:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Well I would do it as soon as possible. Synthwave.94 (talk) 03:55, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Christian metal list[edit]

The sources explicitly mention that EDL and Burden of a Day, respectively, are a mix of metal (melodic metalcore for the latter) with other styles, and are supported by an additional reference. So why are you treating those sources as though they don't support "metal" as a genre for those bands? My use of Twinkle in both cases was accidental, as I noted in my subsequent edit summaries. In Twinkle, the undo button is located underneath the vandalism rollback button, and both times I thought I clicked "undo" but apparently clicked "rollback" instead, and thus couldn't leave the edit summary that I desired both times. Sorry about that.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 17:36, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Burden of a Day are described as "Christian rockers", not "Christian metallers", in this review, which means it doesn't support metal as a genre for this band (unlike the second one). The problem is exactly the same with Every Day Life : this source mentions a metal genre (rap metal), but the other one only describes the album (not even the band) as a "a tough blend of punk, rap and metal" which, again, doesn't support metal as a genre for this band. However it clearly says the band plays Christian music. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:48, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
As WP:SYNTH says, "do not combine different parts of one source to reach or imply a conclusion not explicitly stated by the source", which is exactly what you're doing with those two bands, 3family6. And this is the reason why I decided to add a note for both of them. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:51, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm not engaging in WP:SYNTH. Where are you getting that idea from? The AllMusic review for Burden of a Day does call the band "Christian rockers," but also says that the band's sound is a mix of melodic metalcore and screamo/post-hardcore. Does that mean that we disqualify every source that refers to a metal band as "rockers" or "rock," even if it mentions the band playing metal elsewhere in the source? Metal is rock, so making that kind of statement isn't inconsistent at all. As for EDL, that source is even more explicit, as it says that on the album, the band is "a tough blend of punk, rap and metal described as 'power rhyme'." This is pretty explicit, and since the band is described in another source as rap metal, and the album is representative of the band's style as a whole (meaning that it isn't a case of one album out of ten or something like that), why should this source be disqualified as supporting both the band's Christian affiliation (whether chosen or assigned by critics) and the band's mix of rap, punk, and metal? If it does help resolve this, I found another source for Burden of a Day that supports both metalcore and a Christian affiliation. I couldn't find another for EDL that does both, but that's harder to search for.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 18:04, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
A mix of several genres doesn't necessarily mean the band is metal. Burden of a Day is explicitly described as Christian rock band, but the same review doesn't say they play metalcore; it says they play a style which "falls somewhere between the melodic metalcore of All That Remains and Killswitch Engage and softer emo/screamo leanings à la the Bled and Thursday". Can you see the difference? For EDL, the Cross Rhythms review only describes their album Disgruntled as "a tough blend of punk, rap and metal", not the band, which only plays "Christian music". It doesn't necessarily means EDL is a Christian punk, Christian rap or Christian metal band. Again it's a WP:SYNTH issue. Of course, by combining these sources with other sources, you can conclude they are Christian metal bands, but these two sources alone are not enough and should not be used in the list to support "metal". Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:21, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
I can see your point about the Burden of a Day review, and I'll replace that one with a more clear example. Regarding EDL, though, there is a clear consensus on musician lists that an album review, whether describing the album or the artist, is sufficient for listing an artist under that genre label, unless it is demonstrated that the review is minority or fringe viewpoint or of a compilation or something to that effect. If you wish to challenge this consensus, then please bring the topic up for discussion at a major talk page venue, such as WikiProject Albums or WikiProject Music.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 19:28, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
An album review is never enough to prove a band belongs to a specific, unless the review you decide to use include such sentences as "the third album by the Christian metallers", "this album sees the band moving from Chistian metalcore to Christian punk", etc. Otherwise it doesn't. A band may change its musical style throughout its career and a specific genre may be misrepresentative of its overall genre (eg. Slayer releasing one nu metal album, Diabolus in Musica, even if the band is always associated with thrash metal). Anyway I've just removed the Cross Rhythms reference and used the Rapzilla source instead to support the fact it's a Christian band. Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:58, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
I think you found a good resolution to our conflict with the Rapzilla source. Your point about Diabolus in Musica is EXACTLY what I had in mind with my comment "the album is representative of the band's style as a whole (meaning that it isn't a case of one album out of ten or something like that)." With EDL, since another source calls EDL "rap metal," we know that the mention of "metal" in a review of Disgruntled isn't an isolate case, and reviews of the other albums support that. Again, your statement that "an album review is never enough to prove a band belongs to a specific [genre]" is not supported by consensus. I've had this discussion with you multiple times before, and every time, other editors, not just myself, consistently disagree with you. If you want to push for a change in that consensus, the Christian metal list is not a place to do that. Go to the albums or music WikiProjects if you want to make that case. I'm glad that in this particular instance, we were able to come to a resolution, but please stop being pointy and establish a new consensus.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 04:26, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Fly, Robin, Fly[edit]

Thank you for your edits. As I am a user from Hong Kong which I usually edit in the Chinese Wikipedia, I seldom make edits in other Wikipedias. Thanks for letting me know some of the rules and obligations in English Wikipedia.

Also, glad to see someone who has similar music taste with me (ABBA, AC/DC, Silver Convention, Blondie)! Will629 (talk) 05:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

@Will629: I know I answer a bit late but don't worry, there are plenty of users who make mistakes. I've understood your edits were made in good faith. Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm glad to see you took the time to take a look at my user page. I just want to let you know it's a small overview of what I listen to. Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:07, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
@Synthwave.94: Thank you again! Will629 (talk) 09:35, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant song)[edit]

I recognize that you are keeping the article clean - and after all I also learned a lot about the singlechart template. After one of your modifications there is a chart table "2001" underneath the table "1983". Following the references I could not spot any chart entry in 2001 and the entry for Denmark with peak position #20 was also in 1983 and not in 2001. Giovanni-PSV —Preceding undated comment added 15:24, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

@Giovanni-PSV: As you can see here, "Electric Avenue" peaked at No. 20 in 2001, not in 1983. For the 2001 Austrian Charts peak, you need to click next to "Chartsverlauf" (on the blue icon) to check the full chart run; it starts 1 April 1983 and ends up on 22 July 2001. For the 2001 Swedish Charts peak, it's exactly the same thing, but you need to scroll down the page to check the chart run. Synthwave.94 (talk) 15:50, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your extensive cleanup of post-disco song articles :) Dan56 (talk) 06:57, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for your support, Dan56 ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 21:00, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Found sources for PM5K, Rob Zombie, Spider One, PM5K discography.[edit]

Hello Synthwave.94, I found a huge variety of sources to prove that PM5K are nu metal and Rob Zombie as well. I have no idea how to add references so can you help me with this? Thanks! I'm also glad to find a fellow editor who loves nu metal! (STARR65 (talk) 08:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)); STARR65 (talk) 08:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@STARR65: I just restored nu metal in these articles, as it was removed by an IP adress. Regarding how you can add references in an article, you can use :

Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:07, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Synthwave.94: Thanks! Nu Metal for life! (:

Bad (album)[edit]

Hey there I'm having a little problem you deleted my changes on the article you know the ones with the singles charts positions and I totally get why you know because they weren't any references but I just don't know how to successfully put them into the article the references I used are the exact same ones from the Michael Jacksonn singles discography article so you know there are proper references I just don't know how to also put them into the Bad (album) article they are really the exact same ones could you help me out with that by telling me how to do that? :D already thanks :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:58:AC33:FE01:F1C2:ADD2:19A5:608B (talk) 19:09, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

List of psychedelic rock artists[edit]

Hello, Synthwave. I saw your responses in the talk page of list of psychedelic rock artists and you seem to know what you are talking about unlike some others. And thank you for your helpful comments in the talk page and your support. I created the list more than half a decade ago (with limited online sources back in those days) and since then it grew nicely and I watched the list over the years, as many other editors did.

You know about the current activity happening in the list and I wanted to ask you kindly if you could update the references and remove the issues template once done, only if you had the time. I have stopped editing long ago and I do not have the luxury of spending time in Wikipedia any more.

But, I had a look at that references on Allmusic. References 1, 25 and 100 are sort of broken, well, Allmusic must have changed their page style because it seems now that top psych rock bands list page is gone and it only displays genres page. I would start with those bands that were referenced with them links. You could maybe use this page [2], or maybe this [3] only for a start. I would also appreciate if you could let me know if you can't find any reference for some bands in that list, then I try and help you.

By the way, the neo-psychedelia section of the list has been removed by that editor and they created a whole new page with it. Ha. Could you even do that when the case in talk page was closed in favor of the article and its scope? Anyway, I already created a new section for later years but sure it needs to be improved. I only added two bands that came to my mind right away that are surely psych rock bands. The other editors would start adding soon, forsure.

And one more thing I want to add: I ask for help from you as I see you enjoy editing in list pages and you seem to be very good at it. Thanks in advance, even if you refuse to edit the list. Cheers! ~ Elitropia (talk) 17:47, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

@Elitropia: Hello.
First of all thank you for your suggestion, I completly forgot about that list !
Yes I often clean up and improve music-related lists, as you can see on my user page. I already started looking for sources to improve the list, but I didn't finish yet. It often takes me a couple of days (and to be honest I'm currently a bit busy in real life). Ilovetopaint is right about the AllMusic sidebars issue, as they are known to be unreliable. However they can be easily changed with other sources (books, articles from music magazines, etc.)
Regarding the neo-psychedelia section removed by Ilovetopaint, I can tell you the best thing to do is to restore a section titled "Later years", with artists from 80s to today explicitly associated with the psychedelic rock genre (see the list of psychedelic pop artists if you don't understand what I'm talking about). I also intended to create the list of neo-psychedelia artists, but Ilovetopaint did it before me.
Anyway, I would greatly improve the list of psychedelic rock artists as soon as possible. Thanks again for your suggestion, I rarely see stuff like this on my talk page.
Cheers ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:47, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
I did already create the later years section (mid 1970s to present), that editor already deleted it just now! I recreated the section but I might need you to jump in quick (maybe with an edit or two only) so they might see the necessity of the subsection. And they did not create a new list of neo-psychedelia, they basically copied and pasted what I created as a subsection in the main pysch rock list.
Thanks again. It is my pleasure to talk with someone who actually knows something about what they contribute to! ~ Elitropia (talk) 18:54, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
It seems to me that a massive clean up edit is what Ilovetopaint needs to stop their pointy edits. I did the same thing for other lists and they completly stopped editing them afterwards. ;)
And thanks for trusting me ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:12, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Excellent job! It is looking all up to date : ) It is missing great deal of true psychedelic rock bands/artists yet but I will add them back as I find sources and time. I appreciate what you did there with the list. But I have one questions to you, do you mind if I were to put back its old content font style (this: [4]? I think it is looking a bit poor when these sub sections have only one or two band. And I found the old stye neat and a lot more easy to edit. Do you mind? Thanks! ~ Elitropia (talk) 20:28, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
@Elitropia: I tried keeping as many entries as possible, but most of them were unfortunately badly sourced. However, as I didn't finish looking up for sources to complete the list, I may find sources to restore them in the list. Synthwave.94 (talk) 21:52, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Some of the sources you added in the article are either unreliable or didn't explicitly call the artists "psychedelic rock" so I had to remove or change them. I also restored the "old style", as it's true they are not enough artists to add numerous sub-sections for now (unlike the list of blues rock musicians for example). Synthwave.94 (talk) 21:55, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
Great job Synthwave. I absolutely love what you are doing with the list. Tho, one could leave the references added as support and the Erkin Koray ones I added definitely mentioned the psych rock, because that is why I added them. Anyhow, I think you deserve a wee barnstar! Let me go find one for you. And by the way, I put the contents in the really old style for the sake of easy editing, and I must admit I like it more that way. Cheers! ~ Elitropia (talk) 18:31, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Here is the barnstar I picked for you. Have a great day! ~ Elitropia (talk) 18:43, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Music barnstar Hires.png The Music Barnstar
Thank you for the hard work on editing and fixing the music related lists. Keep up the good work! ~ Elitropia (talk) 18:43, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
@Elitropia: Thank you very much for your support, Elitropia ! Synthwave.94 (talk) 23:06, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!![edit]

Thanks a lot for cleaning up the List of Second British Invasion Artists when I tried putting up U2 (since they are mentioned on the sources), I had a pretty hard time this morning trying to add them and I really appreciate it that you fixed it!! :) -- (talk) 20:15, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Two Questions[edit]

Just two questions concerning some of your edits:

  • 1. How are YouTube and iTunes not reliable sources?
  • 2. What are some music sources that are considered reliable? DBZFan30 (talk) 10:53, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
they didn't explicitly associate HIM with a genre (for example, I remember one of them only described one of their album as gothic rock)
they are user-generated, as for most MusicMight bios. Synthwave.94 (talk) 18:57, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

BPI Certified Awards[edit]

Thanks for highlighting that the thresholds for certification changed in 1989! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giovanni-PSV (talkcontribs) 11:26, 23 October 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for clarifying the "Right Round" edit I made--didn't know interpolation was the word for that! :) - Melodyschamble (talk) 19:05, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

@Melodyschamble: No problem at all. It seems to me you learnt something new today. :) Synthwave.94 (talk) 00:15, 2 November 2016 (UTC)


I added two new entries (Can't Stop the Feeling! and Mirrors) to Talk:List of best-selling singles in order to be added to the article, please check them out. Regards. Cornerstonepicker (talk) 20:01, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

List of Christian metal artists[edit]

Hey man, I appreciate the work you do on the List of Christian metal artists. Though I would like correct the Justifide incident. The article did say Christian rock but it also went so far to call them rapcore and nu-metal, therefore calling them Christian nu-metal. Anyways thank you. Metalworker14 (Yo) 9:15, November 10, 2016 (UTC)

@Metalworker14: I'm sorry but the source doesn't explicitly call the band "rapcore or nu metal". Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:09, 14 November 2016 (UTC)


Per this edit. Pardon my ignorance! Thanks for keeping me honest. I'll be more careful in the future. Happy editing! Ajpolino (talk) 18:58, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

@Ajpolino: No problem at all, I perfectly understood your edit was made in good faith. Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:09, 14 November 2016 (UTC)


Is disco-pop related to disco? I found these.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11] (talk) 15:00, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello. After taking a look at these sources, it seems to me that "disco-pop" is related to disco, even if songs released in the 1980s were also described as "disco-pop". Also note that this Michael Jackson biography is a Wikipedia mirror. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:10, 23 January 2017 (UTC)


Just wanted to thank you for your tireless and thankless work with music genres. Doctorhawkes (talk) 23:44, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

@Doctorhawkes: Thank you very much for your support. ^^ Synthwave.94 (talk) 13:24, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Billie Jean[edit]

Why did you undo my correction to Billie Jean? It's obviously not an open hi-hat. --Meve Stills (talk) 16:38, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

@Meve Stills: You need a reliable reference to support your changes as per WP:OR and WP:V. Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:42, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
What was the "reliable source" (which, as it turns out, was unreliable) that said it was an open hi-hat? --Meve Stills (talk) 16:44, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can say : Wadhams, Wayne (2001). Inside the Hits. Berklee Press. ISBN 0-634-01430-7. Pages 418–422. Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
OK, I see that. So what do we do when the source is undeniably wrong? I'm a drummer, and that's not an open hi-hat. --Meve Stills (talk) 17:06, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
I just checked the corresponding reference (I managed to find it online) and it doesn't mention "another standard open hi-hat" or something like this. So I removed the unsourced part of the section you modified. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:19, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good. --Meve Stills (talk) 18:22, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Ian Dury, The Blockheads[edit]

Can you expand and revamp the albums and singles articles? (talk) 19:07, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

@ I don't say "no", but I can't do it right now. I'm busy in real life and it often takes me several days or weeks to improve an article. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:44, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Ring My Bell unsupported content edit reverting[edit]

Hi, I see you've twice reverted my addition of the Australian release date for Collette's version of Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" - fair enough, as I didn't add a reference for it. Sometimes I feel it is overkill to add references for every release date, given these are not usually referenced on any article for releases dating as far back as the 1980s, so I didn't add one in this instance; but I have added a reference now. However, I see that there is no reference for the (presumably American) release date for the original Anita Ward version from 1979 in the infobox, yet you haven't had an issue with this. Of course, it's probably going to be difficult to find a reliable source for a specific release date in 1979 now, but I just find it a bit strange that you would remove one release date with no supporting reference, but allow another to remain there.Nqr9 (talk) 05:04, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Release dates, just like anything else in an article, require sources, and there's nothing wrong about adding sources in infoboxes to support release dates. I removed the release date for the original version anyway and only left 1979, even if I'm pretty sure a more accurate release date may be found online (for example in a Billboard article). Synthwave.94 (talk) 23:31, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
If you did remove the specific release date for the 1979 version, someone added it back, as it was there when I edited the article yesterday. Please ensure you check the reference links after you change the formatting, as all 3 of the UK reference links you changed directed to 404 pages! Also, the formatting of the German chart reference you used displays { {artist} } { {title} } in the reference title; hardly an improvement. For these reasons I have reverted your edit and would appreciate if you don't change it back; or if you do, at least check that the links are working and the title of the references displays correctly. Also, how exactly is it a "clean up" to move the url in a reference to the end of the list? As appearing above on your talk page, it appears that some of your edits are to suit your personal preferences for how references are formatted, rather than resulting in any actual improvement to the article.Nqr9 (talk) 04:28, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
OK I now realize links to the Official Charts Company website are broken and the corresponding "UK"/"United Kingdom" template is not updated. It doesn't matter as I found another template ("UKsinglesbyname") which seems to work. Regarding the German template, it's true I forgot to add the artist+name parameters (in fact I thought only the id parameter was necessary...). Thank you for letting me know about all of this. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:48, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
No problem. It always pays to check that the URL's you link actually work.Nqr9 (talk) 02:30, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Cultural impact of Michael Jackson[edit]

Can you please help to expand Cultural impact of Michael Jackson and fix the grammer and remove the fancruft in it ? Thanks.Akhiljaxxn (talk) 03:32, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Hey Jude reversion[edit]

Just thought you should know: that same chart that I cited for the Malaysian information is also the source of, at least, the Finnish chart position, so if it's not reliable/allowable, then a better source ought to be found for Finland, or it should be removed as well. Dylanvt (talk) 23:50, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

@Dylanvt: Problem solved : I removed all "bad charts" from the chart table. Synthwave.94 (talk) 23:56, 7 October 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Hi, do you know this website? It seems a questionable/self-publish blog via "References" section as notably appeared on One More Light (song). I told several users but they ignore or did not figure it out. Could you still do so? (talk) 19:26, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

@ Well that's what I thought first, but after doing some research, I found out that Kill Your Stereo is an "independent Australian music website". However I still think there are better sources than this website to use in music articles. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:41, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Removal of a source from 99 Luftballoons[edit]

I'll ask again, since Guanaco made the original edit for a reason.

I'd like to know if you have an explanation for this edit, in which you removed a source, and then marked the edit as "Cleanup, moved a section". Then you removed the original version of this note from your talk page without addressing it. I'd like to know your reasons for avoiding discussion as well. Rockypedia (talk) 22:15, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Still no explanation for this? You've found time to talk and edit on a great many pages since this was posted. Maybe you missed it. Rockypedia (talk) 16:57, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
I didn't remove any source. Watch carefully. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:07, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

November 2017 In the Closet[edit]

These kind of reverts and displaying of wP:OWN continue like this and I will report you to WP:ANI. Did you not read what WP:BILLBOARDCHARTS listed against the Hot 100? "Regardless of other chartings, you may add any of the charts to the right → " Now read what extra charts we can include when the song has already been charting on the Hot 100. No sales charts are listed because all sales at that time were cumulated under one chart, ie Hot Singles Sales, which is still a component chart of the Hot 100. Dance/Music Maxi Singles is a genre division of this Singles Sales chart. You are essentially adding a chart component, whose sales tabulated points are already included in the song's chart placement. There are long standing discussions about component charts, which I believe you can peruse and educate yourself. —IB [ Poke ] 03:06, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

In case you didn't see my changes, I removed the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales. Other changes were unecessary, as you didn't even explain why you added this unecessary "plainrowheaders" template and removing sourced content. This has nothing to do with ownership. Synthwave.94 (talk) 07:38, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
I can support the contention that Synthwave has constantly displayed behavior described in WP:OWN in the past. There's volumes of evidence for it, and I'd be happy to help IB in any WP:ANI discussion about it by sharing my own experiences anytime I've made even minor edits to any song from the 1980's. Rockypedia (talk) 18:19, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
I was not really aware of the accessibility which should be used in articles. The problem seems to be solved now. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:15, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
And again this has nothing to do with ownership. I was just trying to keep a consistent style throughout the article. Synthwave.94 (talk) 20:16, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes it has to do with WP:OWN behavior that you have executed not only here, but in other articles also. Your extremely annoying attitude in reverting any single edit made to an article you "watch", without understanding or learning why it was done, needs to stop. —IB [ Poke ] 04:30, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Agree 100%. Rockypedia (talk) 19:32, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Incorrect, I simply didn't know about the accessibility issue, which is a bit different. Most editors I talked with by the past thanked me for my work for this reason. Anyway the problem is entirely solved now, and there is no need to harass me on my talk page any longer. Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:49, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
No one is "harassing" you.. It's your disruptive edits that are causing problems, along with your inability to see your own obsession with maintaining "your" version of every page on your watchlist. People come to your talk page because that's the first method of discussion on wikipedia. Calling it harassment is an attempt on your part to play the victim, and it's ridiculous. Rockypedia (talk) 16:35, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Why revert my Jacob Collier P.Y.T. addition?[edit]

I added Jacob Collier to the list of artists who have covered the song, P.Y.T. Jacob's version on YouTube is quite popular and isn't just some random cover, it's quite remarkable and one of the more well-known covers by Jacob (who is undeniably notable). It's been released as a single on all the common music publishing platforms and performed in live concerts. The reversion by stated something about being "unsourced", but all the other mentions of other artists covering the song had no further sources. My addition was as good as the existing entries.Backfromquadrangle (talk) 19:48, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Backfromquadrangle: You addition was unsourced, whole other additions are all sourced in the article (under "Cover versions and references to the song"). Please also read WP:SONGCOVER. Synthwave.94 (talk) 19:53, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
@Synthwave.94: Thanks, I see now the list of cover versions further down. Thanks for clarifying.

Deleting messages on your talk page without responding[edit]

You're not required to respond to talk page messages, but deleting them without responding, as you did here, certainly looks like you're too arrogant to be bothered with the questions of any editor that dares to make an edit on the 80's music pages that you own. Or that you're just hiding any appearance of conflict from anyone that glances at your talk page. Which is it? Rockypedia (talk) 16:39, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

I read your post and then I fixed the problem. There's nothing more to understand. I'm a bit busy right now so please stop leaving messages on my talk page, thank you. Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:42, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
I see you're not too busy to continue your disruptions, though. I'll stop leaving messages the minute you stop your disruptive editing and your examples of how much you own the pages you edit. But not before. Rockypedia (talk) 16:47, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
I don't own these pages. I clean up after you as I did with hundreds of editors before you (who never reverted me, by the way). Learn to make the difference. Synthwave.94 (talk) 16:50, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
"Clean up after you", as if I'm some IP just randomly vandalizing pages, is just another version of a personal attack, and I'm sure you're familiar with WP:NPA. I'll ask you to please refrain from condescending language like that in the future. You're no better than any other established editor here, and in fact, your ownership behavior is behavior that most editors refrain from. Rockypedia (talk) 16:57, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
It's not a personal attack at all. I always "clean up" after other editors, no matter if it's an admin or an IP adress. Some of them even thanked me for this ! I've no idea what you're talking about, really. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:09, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Reverted unsourced addition of DJ Bobo's Everybody[edit]

First of all: why did you remove this normal discussion from your talk page? I hope it was by accident as I wasn't finished yet. So let me add it again:

Hi. I noticed you reverted my addition of DJ Bob's Everybody to the List of Eurodance Songs. Yes, I know that every song on that list has at least one reference. But have you ever read one of those references? Most references don't validate the song's status of Eurodance song. They are only articles or interviews where the song is mentioned as an example of the artist's discography. Nothing more, nothing less. It could as well be a reference to Discogs. In this case, even the song's wiki page shows that the song's genre is Eurodance. So why should it need a reference, just to be on a list it clearly belongs to? Cyclops1974 (talk) 12:01, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

@Cyclops1974: All entries in this list are explicitly described as "Eurodance" and none of them are really questionable. Lists, just like any other article on Wikipedia, require sources as per WP:V, WP:OR and WP:SUBJECTIVE. Synthwave.94 (talk) 17:43, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
@Synthwave.94: My problem was not with the missing source. I understand that and as it is clearly required I will find a source and add it. What I do question is the quality of all the other sources. In an article about Eurodance it is my believe that a source is only valid if it clearly states in the source article that the mentioned song is Eurodance or that the artist is a Eurodance artist and all his songs are therefore Eurodance. For what's it worth: I do not question the songs on the list as Eurodance - I'm born in 1974, I danced to all these songs when I was in my teens and early twenties and I consider them all Eurodance - I only question the quality of the sources. The very much required need for sources on Wikipedia should not lead to questionable sources. Cyclops1974 (talk) 10:05, 22 November 2017 (UTC)