Who’s Crying Now?

…going deep on song title punctuation.

From: Ian

To: Dan

Subject: who’s crying now?

Here’s a good piece of song title punctuation trivia: unlike the subject of this email, the Journey song title “Who’s Crying Now” does not end in a question mark. And this is the only reasonable choice, because the lyric “who’s crying now” in the song is not used as a question!

From: Dan

To: Ian

That is a good fact, I would have guessed that there's a question mark. It's no "Don't You (Forget About Me)", but a good punctuation fact nonetheless.

Also I'm pleased that it's not the insufferable "Who's Cryin' Now", given what we know from Journey's decisions wrt "Don't Stop Believin'" and the utterly insufferable "Lovin', Touchin' , Squeezin'". Probably the only three-for-one in the insufferable-apostrophe-song-title universe?



From: Dan

To: Ian

Ooh, new weird punctuation that I never noticed, even though for some reason my high school band played this song (which did not go over well with a 1995 high school audience)... from Wikipedia:

"Paint It Black" (originally released as "Paint It, Black") is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones.



From: Ian

To: Dan

This is the first I’ve heard of a comma in Paint It Black. It doesn’t really make sense, and apparently was just an error.

I want to make an Oxford comma joke here but I can’t quite get it to work.



From: Dan

To: Ian

You agree that Styx's "Blue Collar Man" should be "Blue-Collar Man", right?

From: Ian

To: Dan

Most definitely. And Mr. Roboto should probably be Roboto-san, but that would break the song.

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