FEATURE: 5 Remixes That Killed The Original

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sometimes a remix is able to surpass the original song in quality and popularity. These remixes completely change a song and can launch the remix into popularity, whilst making people forget there was even an original. Here are 5 remixes that were better than the original. 

R Kelly – ‘Ignition’ Remix
If you went to a party at any moment past the year 2003, then you have heard this song. This remix is so great that you forget it is even a remix. A party classic. 

ASAP Ferg – ‘Work’ Remix
ASAP Ferg turned a minor hit into one of the biggest party tracks of the 2010’s with this remix. With a better hook and some killer features this remix eclipses the original and was way more popular - a must have on any party playlist. 

The XX - ‘You Got The Love’ (Florence And The Machine Remix)
A thoughtful remix that changed the tone and mood of the original song. The XX strip the song back to create this dreamy, atmospheric, and minimalist remix that far surpasses the original. 

Kid Cudi - ‘Day 'N' Nite’ (Crookers Remix)
Does anyone even remember the original? This house remix added a massive bass line and break beat making it one of the most recognisable remixes of your childhood. 

Public Enemy - ‘Shut ’Em Down’ (Pete Rock Remix)
This jazzy remix of the original was a great way to end the revolutionary run Public Enemy had. 

Written by Rhys Prka