February 6, 2013 - submitted by Justin, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,
I just heard a new song by Maroon 5 called Daylight, sound familiar, the title?
How is this possible? I figured some songs have the same name, but don't musicians check and stuff? Was curious about this for other songs too.

The Oracle replies:

You can't copyright a song title and it's not something anyone would have to check so assume they don't.
Daylight is after all something common unlike Cannonball for example which has been the title for 3 songs that I know of.
As you say some songs have the same name, so why not this one?