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    My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    If you don't mind, could you please check my transcription?



    (10:59-11:07)
    All right, now on the show it's time when (the?) we take a look into listen to Billboard magazine's Top Five hit songs. You're ready to go? Let's go.

    (11:08-11:47)
    Moving up one to number 5, Chicago with "What kind of man would I be".
    Up three to number 4, Milli Vanilli with their hit song "All or nothing".
    Up one to number 3, Roxette [in] "Dangerous".
    [...] up one and number 2, Janet Jackson with "Escapade".
    And our number one song again this week, Paula Abdul with "Opposites attract".

    (11:58-12:10)
    All right and now it's time for our very special video presentation for you and this week we've got a good one for you. It's the brand new one from Phil Collins off his album but seriously it's called "I Wish It Would Rain Down".

    (12:27-12:41)
    Well, Phil Collins is a multi-faceted Entertainer. He's not only a very good songwriter but a very good singer. He's a producer, he's a drummer and he also plays a piano but he was with the group Genesis and still is and he has a very successful solo career as well.

    (12:46-12:51)
    Okay, let's have a look at his brand new single. It's called "I Wish It Would Rain down". Here is Phil Collins.
    Last edited by kadioguy; 26-Apr-2021 at 08:50. Reason: improved three words
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    Re: My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    If you don't mind, could you please check my transcription?

    (10:59-11:07)
    All right, now on the show it's time when (the?) we take a look into listen to Billboard Magazine's Top Five hit songs. You're ready to go? Let's go.

    (11:08-11:47)
    Moving up one, the number 5, Chicago with "What Kind of Man Would I Be?"
    Up three and number 4, Milli Vanilli with their hit song "All or Nothing".
    Up one and number 3, Roxette [in] "Dangerous".
    [...] Easing up one to number 2, Janet Jackson with "Escapade".
    And our number one song again this week, Paula Abdul with "Opposites attract".

    (11:58-12:10)
    All right. And now it's time for our very special video presentation for you, and this week we've got a good one for you. It's the brand new one from Phil Collins off his album But Seriously. It's called "I Wish It Would Rain Down".

    (12:27-12:41)
    Well, Phil Collins is a multi-faceted entertainer. He's not only a very good songwriter but a very good singer. He's a producer, he's a drummer, and he also plays a piano. He was with the group Genesis and still is, and he has a very successful solo career as well.

    (12:46-12:51)
    Okay. Let's have a look at his brand-new single. It's called "I Wish It Would Rain down". Here is Phil Collins.
    Good job, Kadio!

    Use italics for names of large works, including albums, magazines, books, movies, newspapers, and plays. For individual songs, essays, articles, and short stories, quotation marks (as you used) are correct.
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    Re: My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    It's very unlikely the announcer said Collins plays a piano. He would either have used the definite article or none.
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    Re: My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's very unlikely the announcer said Collins plays a piano. He would either have used the definite article or none.
    Good point. Have you listened? It's at 12:35. He's either saying "he also plays a piano" or "he also plays, uh, piano."

    Folks do use the indefinite article for instruments sometimes, but you're right, the is more likely.

    So, "uh" or "a"? I'll take it either way.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 25-Apr-2021 at 21:51.
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    Re: My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    I've listened now. It's definitely "he also plays, uh, piano".
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    Re: My transcription on a pop music show from 1990 in Taiwan

    Up one to number 3, Roxette and "Dangerous".
    Easing up one to number 2, Janet Jackson with "Escapade".

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