The related question:
What do you call all the pieces of a song minus the lyrics
My answer was:
Basically, I'd go for 'Music'. But I might be wrong, but I might be right?
(the second sentence is an idea borrowed from PiL - Rise: http://www.songlyrics.com/pil/rise-lyrics/)
and I got 9 upvotes and 6 downvotes.
Can someone tell me why me post was deleted, costing me 78 rep points?
My answer had received numerous upvotes. How does anyone have the right to delete an answer that has earned the user rep points? As this is a community site, and the community has decided an answer is worthwhile, then this surely ought to take precedence.