The title of a Spotify playlist from Disney is "Disney Score To Study To". The name surprised me because I would have thought it would be titled "Disney Scores To Study To". Seeing as this is an official playlist from Disney, I would like to think they thought about the grammar.

This is a link to the playlist for reference: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/49NljZ2KE0JrAz0NapcDVt?si=WGA4oiO2T1WgO6jIhGCf1Qr

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    The singular is perhaps defensible here if you consider this playlist a new ‘score’ for the fictional ‘movie’ that is your studies – but then the subtitle is “Escape distraction with score from your favorite Disney movies”, which is just plain and unequivocally ungrammatical (highlighted). This was clearly made by a non-native speaker with little grasp of English grammar. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 12 at 17:13
  • @JanusBahsJacquet: It is an interesting concept to consider a playlist as a cohesive musical piece that can collectively be referred to as a "score". However, I agree that in this particular case, it's probably just a matter of someone using poor grammar. – Zack Jul 12 at 17:16

The plural of score is scores.

The question is, should this score have been plural.


6 a : the copy of a musical composition in written or printed notation

b : a musical composition
specifically : the music for a movie or theatrical production

It seems that whoever titled that playlist intended the phrase to mean this collection of songs is the score for your study session (as if your study session were a film).

In any case, scores would be incorrect. One single (film) score is made up of multiple tracks. Each track is not a score, so that playlist does not include multiple scores (it may contain pieces from multiple scores).

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    I suppose it'd be technically more correct to say "Disney score pieces" rather than "Disney scores", but in practical usage, I don't think anyone expects to hear the entire score for any one movie. Likewise, if I put on a playlist of movie soundtracks, I don't expect to hear 1-3 hours of music from a single movie before moving to the next. To use the plural "scores" in this case is imprecise, but is concise and easily understood. – Nuclear Wang Jul 12 at 17:55

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