I love standards. I’m going to make bold and say that a standard is a tune that is well-loved and covered by artists. Here’s a few definitions that follow the noun,
something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model.
an object that is regarded as the usual or most common size or form of its kind: We stock the deluxe models as well as the standards.
a rule or principle that is used as a basis for judgment: They tried to establish standards for a new philosophical approach.
an average or normal requirement, quality, quantity, level, grade, etc.: His work this week hasn’t been up to his usual standard.
standards, those morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom, or an individual as acceptable: He tried to live up to his father’s standards.
I’m just going to put it out there – I love this word. I love the definitions and connotations that follow it too.
Now, listen to this gorgeous tune that has been endlessly covered. Just gorgeous lyrics: