11 Song Remixes That Are Kinda Better Than The Originals
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

11 Song Remixes That I'll Prove Are Just As Good (Or Even Better Than) The Original #SorryNotSorry

Yes, sometimes the remixes are better than the original. Don't @ me, OK?

BTS, Mic Drop, music video, boy band

Like with song remakes, remixes often have the potential to be better and more successful than the original song. Many now-famous DJs and EDM artists got their start making remixes; including, Zedd, Martin Garrix, and Avicii. As an EDM fan, I love hearing remixes of popular songs because it often brings a new perspective to the song and in some cases, I've fallen in love with a remix, when I'm not a fan of the remix.

Here is a list of songs that are either better or nearly better than the original:

1. "Jackie Chan."

Yes, one of the most popular songs this summer by Tiesto and Dzeko featuring Preme and Post Malone is actually a remix. "Jackie Chan" first appeared on Preme's album, "Light of Day" and eventually became the 2018 summer banger. This is one example of the remix becoming more popular and successful than the original version of the song. The song crosses genres as it keeps true to its hip-hop roots, while also appealing to the club, pop, and dance genres.

2. "Your Side of the Bed."

Pop duo Loote first rose to fame when their remix of Shawn Mendes' song was released. Often known for their behind scenes work in writing and producing, the duo has recently been recently their own music. The original version of the song was already a decent pop tune that delved into complicated feelings about a breakup. However, the duo ended up remixing their own song by adding Korean-American singer to the track. Other than the added voice and a few minor lyric changes, the song remains pretty much the same. However, instead of just getting one perspective in the song, it now offers both lover's perspectives and adds a new touch to the song.

3. "Leave Right Now - Martin Jensen Remix."

Oftentimes when I come across remixes, it's of pop, hip-hop, or rap songs. However, Thomas Rhett's "Leave Right Now" is one of the few country songs that has a decent remix. Since the song is about meeting someone in a club or bar and leaving your respective dates to go home with them, it makes sense that this song would translate well into a club banger. The song already had some electronic components, uncommon for the country genre. But, with an added electronic beat and speeding up the tempo just slightly made this into an irresistible dance song.

4. "MIC DROP (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix]."

The original version of this song off of BTS' album "Love Yourself: Her" already featured a synthesized beat, auto-tune, and many other elements associated with electronic music. However, for the remix American rapper Desiigner takes over the first rap verse, the majority of the lyrics are translated into English, and Steve Aoki makes the beat grittier and harsher. If you listen to the song on a streaming platform, you'll hear this version of the remix. However, the music video doesn't have Desiigner and features J-Hope's and Suga's original rap verses over the remixed beat.

5. "Too Good At Goodbyes - Galantis Remix."

I wasn't a huge fan of Sam Smith's "Too Good At Goodbyes" to begin with, but this remix by Galantis turns the emotional ballad into a dance song that epitomizes crying in the club. It still focuses on Smith's fantastic vocals, but instead places a building beat behind his vocals, only cutting his voice when the beat drops. Turning a ballad into a club banger is no easy task and I have to hand it to Galantis on this one.

6. "How Long - EDX's Dubai Skyline Remix."

Charlie Puth's "How Long" was successful in its own right. This remix starts the song off a bit slower, before quickly building it to the chorus where Puth's vocals are paired with a bouncy electric bass line. After the drop, the song keeps it's uptempo beat and is just as catchy as the original. This remix is a fun dance alternative to the original.

7. "Champion - Remix."

The lead single on Fall Out Boy's latest album, "M A N I A," was remixed with help from BTS' leader and rapper, RM. The song is less harsh than the original, however, the verses and chorus of the main song is interspersed between intense rap verses from RM. Not a lot changed production wise in this remix. However, RM brings an edge to the song. A mixture of rap and pop punk is not something I thought I needed, but this remix certainly changed my mind.

8. "Dusk Till Dawn - John 'J.C.' Carr Mix."

The original version of this song, a collaboration between Zayn and Sia, is a sultry ballad. However, the remix is a dynamic dance track that follows the song's vocals with its highs and lows. I prefer this remix to the original. The remix moves, while the original feels stagnant. The vocals are fantastic regardless, but the production on the remix, fit the vocals better and give the song more of an urgent feel, much like the lyrics portray.

9. "Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix)."

A remix of a classic. It stays true to Michael Jackson's timeless sound with the '80s inspired synthetic beat and keeping many aspects of the original production. It feels like just as much of a dance song as the original and while I think it would be hard to be better than the original, it certainly comes close to being just as good. The thought placed into the production shows through when halfway through the narrator's voice from the original cuts through at roughly the same point in the song as in the 1982 classic.

10. "Slow Hands - Basic Tape Remix."

While many remixes add in electronic and synthetic elements, this remix of Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" adds a piano behind the verses. It creates an obvious dissonance that adds some fun to the song. This remix places less focus on the lyrics and focuses more on the musical elements and production. In the end, the song ends up just as fun and almost as sexy as the original.

11. Steve Aoki's "The Truth Untold - Tomorrowland Remix."

Steve Aoki and BTS collaborated once again on BTS' most recent album, "Love Yourself: Tear" for the slow and sad "The Truth Untold" which was inspired by the Italian legend of the Smeraldo. Aoki then announced he would be remixing the song at the Belgian music festival, Tomorrowland. Since no official remix exists on a streaming site or has been released yet, it is hard to tell if the clips that exist from the festival are the full remix or only partial.

However, the remix starts off slow, not changing much from the original. As the song progresses, and at natural transition points, the music builds until the beat drops after the haunting lyric "I still want you." While the EDM remix of such a sad song may seem odd, I like the juxtaposition of the upbeat music mixed with the somber lyrics and vocals. It amplifies the emotions and mimics feeling the intense emotions of forbidden love.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments