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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Songs

Song on an Album

Format

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Song Title." Album Title, relevant contributor information, Publisher, Year of Publication. 

Example

Anderson-Lopez, Kristen, and Robert Lopez. "Let It Go." Frozen, performed by Idina Menzel, Walt Disney Records, 2013.


  Note: Other contributor information is an optional element in your citation. Only include contributors who have particular significance to your use of the song as a source. If I'm talking about vocal technique, I would want to include Idina Menzel (the performer) in my citation. If I am only talking about lyrics, I would not need to include the performer information.

More Information

For more information, look at this post from the official MLA style website: