Why has my question Different artists - same song titles? been marked as off-topic on this site?

I tried searching on Google:

but I did not get good results. When I do not find any good results on Google regarding a topic, I decide to post about the topic on StackExchange.

I first tried asking the question on https://music.stackexchange.com/, but then I found out that https://music.stackexchange.com/ talks about playing musical instruments, not about songs.

Then I saw the https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/ site and decided to post the question there. I also had to post the meta question Not satisfied with original formulation of my question and the answers I received — what steps can I take? on the meta site.


You keep editing your question but for now I still don't understand what is your question exactly. You found a list of pair of songs that have the same name. Then what?

You added the tag , but there is no copyright about the title of a song, especially when the title is made of quite standard words.

Eventually, if you strongly suspect one pair one songs that have the same title to have a reason for that, you need to show some sources for that claim. Just like in Skeptics SE. It's not us that have to prove that there is no relation between songs in a list.

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    I will say I mentioned skeptics in my comment thread, but I will note they do not take original claims regardless of evidence. It has to be a notable claim made by someone other than the OP. For example, if someone found an article that claimed "artist X and Y have song writing challenges between each other and that explains why they have similar songs" that would be on topic on skeptics as people can find sources proving or disproving that. – Dom Mod Sep 2 '20 at 16:00
  • I was not the one to add the copyright tag. It was musicfans.stackexchange.com/users/3955/brahadeesh who added the tag. – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 2 '20 at 16:35
  • By the way, see this Twitter post. mobile.twitter.com/saniasingh21/status/1340989254705373184. I guess, this is okay to post in Twitter, but not in StackExchange. – Arunabh Bhattacharya Feb 21 at 4:13

It was already explained in a comment:

I’m voting to close this question because this question seems more likely to generate lists of songs with the same title. The general question of why songs receive the same title is fundamentally opinion based, and can best be answered in the context of a specific song.

The fact that you keep adding songs to it kind of proves that point of that comment and why the community voted to close it. The google search are irrelevant as not every question makes sens on this site.

I will also point out that as the person that answered the other meta question, I do not feel like you really followed the advice there. You seem much more interested in the specifics of each song rather than the actual answers given and just adding examples to the point where the original general question cannot really show.

If you wanted to know why the songs were named the way they were, you should just ask a question directly about how the songs were named which will get back to the point that the overlap is not significant nor a real pattern as there's a lot of general song names in your list. Adding more examples is just muddying the point and does not really make sense in our Q&A format.

  • And I also write in the YouTube comments. youtube.com/… – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 1 '20 at 4:55
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    I'm not sure what you are getting at. Asking on a YouTube comment does not mean you can ask here. – Dom Mod Sep 1 '20 at 4:57
  • I was also told that that to post a discussion, I should go to chat.stackexchange.com instead of asking questions here. – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 1 '20 at 5:02
  • And this is not the only site where this has happened. Something similiar has happened at another Stack Exchange site. spanish.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4359/… – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 1 '20 at 5:03
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    Because stack exchange is not a discussion site it's a Q&A. Please take the site tour and read up on the faq to get a better idea of how the site works. – Dom Mod Sep 1 '20 at 5:08
  • Also one more thing, can you help me find sites other than StackExchange where I can post these topics? What I am exactly talking about are cases where Artist A and Artist B both release songs titled "Title 1" and "Title 2". – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 2 '20 at 1:41
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    @ArunabhBhattacharya If you are not happy with the answers given here, there's not another SE that will take this question. Skeptics may take something in a similar vein with a notable claim, but you do not have one of those. The biggest problem is you have no evidence that these songs are influencing each other outside of names of a pair of songs and from my time and experience playing, writing and listening to music naming a song an identical thing is almost never a sign of influence. Songs like Sir Duke, Moves Like Jagger, American Pie are examples of musician's influencing others. – Dom Mod Sep 2 '20 at 1:56
  • In the other answer over here musicfans.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/670/…, you wrote "Stack Exchange sites may work a different way then other sites you may visit." So I am asking for those other sites. – Arunabh Bhattacharya Sep 2 '20 at 1:59
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    @ArunabhBhattacharya yes and you did not listen to any that advice and when I tried to help you with it you ignored it and deleted your question. At every point the community has been trying to help and you have been fighting us. We gave you an answer, you did not like it. you posted the same question, we closed it as duplicated and pointed out why. You asked how to fix it we gave you advice you did not follow and even went back on by just adding song on it. Now you posted the smaller question and when removing the links between them, you deleted your own posts... – Dom Mod Sep 2 '20 at 2:04
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    @ArunabhBhattacharya this is your final warning. You need to work with the site and not try to work around us. – Dom Mod Sep 2 '20 at 2:05
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    There are no sites that I know of. Any site that will take music questions/discusions will probably come to the same conclusions we did where it's not really anything. – Dom Mod Sep 2 '20 at 2:27

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