Songs and Tunes
Looking at some of the recent posts and threads, I’m puzzled that so many people seem not to understand what is meant by a song; the term seems to be used by many people to describe any form of musical performance. I often watch videos posted on the site and follow up through many of the associated YouTube clips, and am struck by how often people will post comments like "this is a great song" or similar, even when nobody is singing. Most users of this site do have a clear grasp of the distinction between "song" and "tune", but we seem to be in a minority in the wider world.
So my question is: do you have a sense of when people no longer understood the key meaning of "song", and why?>