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I sometimes get confused with of and from.
Can we say: This is a song the Beatles. (Do we need " of s'"-Beatles'- here?) /This a song the Beatles. from
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The Beatles is correct because it's their name.
This song is of The Beatles.
= It's their song; they produced it.
This song is from The Beatles.
= You got that song from them (they gave it to you).
= Doesn't necessarily mean it's their song.
I have a song of The Beatles, and I give it to you.
Then you have to say:
This song is from Nightmare.
You cannot say, " This song is of Nightmare", because it's not my song but The Beatles' song.
I hope I didn't write nonsense...
Confirmation would be nice
Actually, the correct preposition to indicate authorship is "by." This song is by the Beatles = The Beatles wrote this song. This book is by Maurice Sendak = Maurice Sendak wrote this book. This painting is by Picasso = Picasso created this painting.
In AmE, probably hear "song by the Beatles", "a Beatles' song" or "a song
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from a Beatles' album".