I’m just curious, do you ever get mad when people call this the cover version of the song?
I try not to be the crotchety old man about stuff like that. And it’s been 29 years…I’m not going to fault someone who’s younger than that for not knowing that Tears for Fears did it first.
And if I can be totally honest, I had totally forgotten that it was a Tears for Fears song until tonight. Someone posted the cover audio and I went to YouTube to record a better version and saw that Tears for Fears did a song with the same title. Then I clicked on it after recording the cover, and suddenly realized why the cover sounded so familiar. It had been so long that I’d forgotten that Tears for Fears had even done it (though in my defense, it was their first album and I was only 8 or 9 years old at the time).
If someone calls the Tears for Fears version the cover, I certainly will laugh about it and let them know that they’re wrong, but I won’t get upset over it.