Category talk:Cover songs

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I'm not even sure where to put this -- here, or in Category talk:Themes, or in WikiProject talk:Themes, or in Talk:Cover songs. Does it make sense for this to be a theme at all? Almost all of the other themes have something to do with the lyrical content of the song -- e.g. Break-ups has songs with lyrics about break-ups, Insanity has songs with lyrics about insanity. Sweet songs has songs that are sweet, although style-wise it doesn't fit the format of the others. The only other exception is Sing A Longs, and that still to some extent has to do with the content of the song. But there's not much thematic I see about a song being a cover; if there weren't a better place for it, I'd be all right with leaving Covers as a subcategory of Themes, but it already makes a lot of sense as a subcategory of Songs. --Bry 13:00, 16 May 2008 (EDT)

Well, I think "putting a JoCo stamp on other pieces" is thematic ... I think people do tend to hear a cover and think "I wonder what else he's covered" or "I wonder who else has done this song." I know I do. In particular, I think if the information is already there, people may see the list and go "Huh, Don't Talk to Strangers. Wonder what it sounds like." --MitchO 14:05, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
Which is an excellent argument for the existence of a Category:Cover songs, with which I agree completely. Cover songs should absolutely be grouped together, IMO. Does that mean that "Cover songs" is a theme, and specifically that it should be a subcategory of Themes? I'm not convinced. The other themes seem to be specific subject matter (Monkeys, Future, Cake...) or mood-evoking (Sweet songs, Sing A Longs), but "Cover songs" isn't really either. --Bry 14:37, 16 May 2008 (EDT)