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Subject: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/16 at 7:49 pm

This can happen and in my opinion, it has with numerous songs.  Got any favourites?

Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/16 at 7:56 pm

I will start with a song I came upon called 'Blame it On You' by a Swedish singer named Gathania Holmgren.  She was a contestant on Idol (Sweden's version of Pop/American Idol) and this was her first single in 2009.  As far as I can see, it was not a big hit outside of Sweden, but a remix by The Wideboys appeared on several dance compilations that were released around the world, and it was through one of those that I first came into the song.  The original starts off as a ballad, but morphs into a dance track.  While it is still good, the remix is all dance from start to end and it I prefer more!

Original version:  Blame it on You - Gathania
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Remix:  Wideboys Edit
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Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/16 at 8:15 pm

Anyone remember the 1994 Eurodance classic 'Think About the Way' by Ice MC?  To this day, it is still one of my all time favourites of the 90s.  In 2007, a DJ called Frisco remixed it and it became one of my favourite songs of that year.  Do I like it better?  I'm not 100% on that, but it is the one I find I listen to a lot more.

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Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: nally on 01/24/16 at 7:15 pm

Normally I don't like remixed versions of certain songs, but there are certain occasions when remixing it has actually made it better IMO.

Case in point... in early 1995, American dance-pop singer Stevie B. had a hit song called "When I Dream About You" (from his album Funky Melody), and it was kinda bland and sleepy without any drumbeat. However, one radio station I was listening to regularly at the time later played it with a drumbeat mixed in (starting after the first verse), to make it more lively, and the dj called that version "a remix."

Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/26/16 at 8:59 am

New Order - Blue Monday

Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: nally on 02/05/16 at 5:19 pm

or "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys. I know of two different mixes of that song.

Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: Toon on 02/05/16 at 9:30 pm

I'm not sure if everyone is a Jazz fan like myself or even know what Swing Jazz and Electro Swing is. But here's an example where a remix is better than the original to me.

1943 Original Swing Jazz version
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2011 Electro Swing Jazz version
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Subject: Re: When a Remix makes a song better ...

Written By: Foo Bar on 02/05/16 at 11:01 pm


This can happen and in my opinion, it has with numerous songs.  Got any favourites?


Rolling Stones 1965 original, featuring Jagger when he still had moves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFk9Dj3LsE

But the one most of us remember is the Soup Dragons, 1989:

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