I've sometimes got to wonder - what if an artist had released their original single sounding like one of the remixes? I say that because in some cases, remixes are actually an improvement on the original.
It's undeniably a form of collaboration - though often the original artist doesn't get a say in who they "collaborate" with.
Fittingly enough, we've never featured the original version of "Summertime Sadness," so this may as well fill the void. Why? Well, in consideration of its simplicity, I'd argue that it's better than the synth/string-heavy, melodramatic original.