How to cite a Song in APA 5th edition

Use this template to cite a Song in the APA 5th Edition citation style.


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Citation Guide: Song in APA 5th edition
Reference a Song in APA 5th edition

How do you cite a Song in the APA 5th edition referencing style?

Here’s an example Song citation in APA 5th edition using placeholders.
Template:
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. Retrieved May 15, 2021, from http://www.example.com
So if we want to cite, for example, “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album we’d do so like this:

APA 5th edition song citation:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Retrieved May 15, 2021, from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
Citing websites and links in APA 5th edition is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension And an in-text citation song reference in APA 5th edition looks like this:
(The Beatles, 1969)

Frequently Asked Questions — APA 5th Edition Song Referencing

How do I cite a Song in APA 5th Edition?

You can very easily reference a Song in the “APA 5th Edition” referencing style by using the guide above as your guideline.

Is there a way to automatically cite a Song?

Yes — Use a APA 5th Edition reference generator, like Citationsy for example.

How do you reference a Song in APA 5th Edition?

The APA 5th Edition reference for a Song is done by several different rules — please see the example on this page.

How do you in-text reference a Song in APA 5th Edition?

An in-text reference for a Song in APA 5th Edition is done like this:
(Lastname, 2000)
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