Song Highlights


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Bastien @ 2019-08-15 15:40:35 UTC

At the time of writing this post, the database was listing 822.692 songs. SecondHandSongs has grown so much over time that challenge has shifted from "Are we large enough to be relevant?" to "Which are the relevant versions in these endless lists of cover songs?"

To help you navigate, we developed a Highlight section that features for every song three or more of the following categories:

  • Best Rated (average of user ratings)
  • Definitive (tag)
  • Editor's Pick (tag)
  • Hit Song (tag)
  • I'm feeling lucky (random)
  • More Famous Than Original (tag)
  • Popular (most viewed)
  • Recent (most recent)
  • Unusal (tag)

For example, have look at the Highlights section of New Britain aka Amazing Grace.

The tags are attributed by the combined efforts of our team of Editors and Certified Contributors.

If you have any suggestion on how to improve any aspect of this new feature, feel free to post. This is just small step in a long development, and we look forward to your ideas.

Last edit: 2019-08-15 15:45:38 UTC by Bastien



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sebcat @ 2019-08-15 20:51:43 UTC

Very nice summary, Bastien - and thanks to you and Mathieu for the work you’ve put in to date on the highlights tab.


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walt @ 2019-08-20 18:27:14 UTC

1. If you choose the "ALL" tab, it doesn't show the the highlights. Not that it should, but is that intentional?

2. Can Mathieu perhaps add an explanatory line behind the black HIGHLIGHTS word:

something in the line of: "chosen by our team of Editors and Certified Contributors", just to make this less official... what do others think?