Rejected soundtrack submission

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I edited a soundtrack item on

Bull Durham (1988)

Ref # 190607-131027-740000 

The only changes I made were to add links to the names of the songwriters and the performer.

Before

"When a Woman Loves a Man" Written by Charlie Midnight & Dan Hartman Performed by Joe Cocker
The song was incorrectly credited in the film to the writers of "When A Man Love A Woman"

After

"When a Woman Loves a Man" Written by Charlie Midnight & Dan Hartman Performed by Joe Cocker 
The song was incorrectly credited in the film to the writers of "When A Man Love A Woman"


My submission was declined. 

Your contribution has been declined. We did not capture a specific reason during processing.

Can anyone from staff provide an explanation as to why? I cannot see that I have done anything differently to any of the other Soundtrack submissions I have made.

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Graham

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Posted 5 months ago

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Graham

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As I see it, the following are possibly the steps taken ...

 

Person A enters the song into the ‘Soundtrack’ section, with the correct data from the film’s screen credits.

Person B notices the song and confuses it with Percy Sledge’s ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’. Using sources other than the screen credits, Person B identifies the IMDB songwriters as being incorrect and replaces them with the ones for Sledge’s song.

Person B then submitted a correction which was accepted by IMDB.

 

It is interesting to note that several sites on the web all credit Hartman and Midnight for the song on Cocker's "Unchained Heart" album, compounding the confusion.

http://www.45worlds.com/cdalbum/cd/cdp5647482852 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unchain_My_Heart_(album)
https://www.discogs.com/Joe-Cocker-Unchain-My-Heart/master/60829
https://www.allmusic.com/album/unchain-my-heart-mw0000194032

 

A Google search for “joe cocker when a woman loves a man” returns a YouTube clip of Cocker singing the correct song. 

A Google search for “joe cocker when a man loves a woman” returns a YouTube clip of Cocker singing the Percy Sledge song, but in the ‘Other recordings of this song’ section it offers 

When a Woman Loves a Man by Billie Holiday 
When a Woman Loves a Man by Gordon Jenkins

 So there is some confusion between the two songs.


Anyhow, we seem to have resolved the problem.

 

I guess the best approach is to correct the song back to what it should be.

 

 

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Perhaps it would be acceptable to note in the soundtrack item that Hartman and Midnight had the songwriting credit on the records released at the time?

Otherwise it could be added as trivia (or goofs, if the film credit is considered a mistake).
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Graham

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Thanks.

I have corrected the songwriters and added a Trivia item explaining the situation.