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    #1

    No apostrophe in 'Selena Gomez song'.

    Why do we say 'Selena Gomez song' instead of 'Selena Gomez's song'?

    I have noticed that in wikipedia articles and it's a bit confusing to me.

    Thanks,
    Vitaliy.

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    #2

    Re: No apostrophe in 'Selena Gomez song'.

    The name was probably used attributively (like an adjective).

    We say 'I sang a Kate Bush song on karaoke night' or 'I sang one of Kate Bush's songs on karaoke night'.

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    #3

    Re: No apostrophe in 'Selena Gomez song'.

    Remind me never to come to karaoke with you, Rover!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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