Recording artist. (Year of release). Title of album [Album]. Record label.
Prince (1984). Purple Rain [Album]. Warner Bros.
Recording artist. (Year of release). Title of song [Song]. On Title of album [Album]. Record label.
Dacus, L. (2018). Night shift [Song]. On Historian [Album]. Matador Records.
Note: if the song is a piece of classical music, you can list the composer instead of the recording artist.
Note: if the song does not have an associated album, simply omit the section with the album.
In Purple Rain, Prince (1984) wrote about ....
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