Second Hand Songs is about cover versions. Of course our concentration is on other artists doing covers of previous artists.
That's all good. But it also happens that the artist who made the original makes a remake which is so different at times it is a 100% valid cover version of his/her earlier song.
Are these new remakes years later considered "cover versions" for the sake of this site Second Hand Songs? They appear very much "second hand songs" to me. Just check these versions of same by same artist:
Some signficant example:
Two versions of "You Came" by Kim Wilde
Or "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper originally and the same song she did years later as a new single
The versions done by Kim Wilde and Cyndi Lauper of their own songs is so different from the original just anybody else doing the exact thing would have made them cover versions autmatically hands down.
So are they proper cover versions?
Can we include them and categorize them as "remakes"...
So far we don't have them: Example:
You Came doesn't have the new Kim Wilde version
Girl Just Want To Hav eFun doesn't have the new Cyndi Lauper version
I think our files will be much richer and more accurate if we included these later versions as proper covers, with the additional note ("remake by same artist").