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BillyH
post Sep 23 2016, 09:17 AM
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Are there any songs that you heard a remix of first before listening to the original? Did the real original end up being better or something of a disappointment?

I'm aware some of the biggest-selling hits of all time have been remixes (Missing, Cheerleader etc) so I think of 'remix' as being just an alternative version to the main version everyone knows, otherwise the list is probably in the hundreds tongue.gif

A few that come to mind for me:

* I first heard 'Wide Open Space' by Mansun as its Perfecto remix, and thought for a while that Mansun were a techno group - was quite surprised to later discover them nothing of the sort! Like both versions equally though.

* Amy Winehouse's 'You Know I'm No Good' I first heard as the Ghostface Killah remix, which is basically the original with him rapping in place of the verses - I wasn't that aware of her at the time and assumed the rapper was the lead artist and the singer was the feature act. Still feels odd to hear the original as I still think of it with the rapping.

* And U2's 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' I first heard as the remix that was released later (charting higher than the original) - I knew U2 had gone more 'dance' for a while in the 90s but I remember being a bit astonished they'd gone this far down the dance path, finding out it was a remix made it a little more understandable.

Any more?
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post Sep 23 2016, 10:26 AM
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Mel C's I Turn To You... I actually heard the original album version the other day for the first time
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post Sep 23 2016, 10:30 AM
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I Took A Pill In Ibiza
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post Sep 23 2016, 10:44 AM
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Tove lo - stay high

Both versions were monster hits though
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post Sep 23 2016, 11:43 AM
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Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. I remember hearing the remix before the original album version. Both versions are quite excellent.
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post Sep 23 2016, 11:45 AM
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^ Goodness, it will be 20 years ago next month when it was released. Where has the time gone?

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post Sep 23 2016, 11:53 AM
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In 2005 I heard Pump Up The Jam - D.O.N.S. and Technotronic before I had heard the original. Also from that year Dancing DJs and Roxette - Fading Like a Flower and High Again (High With Emotion) by Thomas Falke.

Oh and Thunder In My Heart Again of course in 2006.

More recently, Summertime Sadness, If I Lose Myself and Be Right there (a horrible remix the later one is sick2.gif )


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post Sep 23 2016, 11:55 AM
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DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess) [Lange Remix]

the original version which was a UK #4 hit sounds really weak in comparison.
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post Sep 23 2016, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(danG @ Sep 23 2016, 12:55 PM) *
DJ Sakin & Friends - Protect Your Mind (For The Love Of A Princess) [Lange Remix]

the original version which was a UK #4 hit sounds really weak in comparison.


Is that the one without vocals? I remember at the time MTV and The Box played that version but then the single version had vocals and was very confused
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post Sep 23 2016, 12:18 PM
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Delta Goodrem "Born To Try" - I had downloaded the Graham Stack remix when it was #1 in Australia and thought it was great. Was really disappointed when it came out in the UK and realised the proper version was a ballad!
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post Sep 23 2016, 12:31 PM
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QUOTE(AcerBen @ Sep 23 2016, 01:09 PM) *
Is that the one without vocals? I remember at the time MTV and The Box played that version but then the single version had vocals and was very confused

Indeed. The vocals and slow bit that are in the original really kill the vibe of the song, and the Lange version has a greater punch to it.
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post Sep 24 2016, 11:55 AM
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Sing It Back by Moloko is one for me, I heard the original for the first time this year and was surprised by how different it is. I actually really like both versions now though.
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post Sep 24 2016, 12:10 PM
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Lykke Li's 'I Follow Rivers' comes to mind. Wasn't initially aware it was a remix I was hearing all over Irish radio back in 2011, and I'd still favour The Magician's version over the original.

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Tove Lo's Stay High. I heard it on Radio 1 when I was waiting for the World Premiere of Lana's 'West Coast'
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post Sep 24 2016, 12:12 PM
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Gorillaz 19/2000 is the main one, always thought the Soulchild remix was actually the original and was very surprised how different they were. I do obviously prefer the remix, but the original is a wonderfully chill-out song too.

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Think I heard Kanye West's Stronger before Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger which seems really bizarre now but guess seems quite plausible back when I didn't really pay attention to music at all! I also heard the Buzz Junkies radio edit of The Saturdays' What About Us which I still vastly prefer to the original as for quite a while I thought that was the proper song! There's some obvious ones where the remix is way more popular than the original that I've heard (ie. I Took A Pill In Ibiza, Prayer In C, Heads Will Roll) etc.
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post Sep 25 2016, 11:15 AM
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Remixes done by DJs:

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
Lily Wood & The Prick - Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)
Axwell x Ingrosso - Something New (Robin Schulz Remix)
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning (Alex Schulz Remix)
The Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (MK Edit from 1995)
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy (David Morales Remix)
Gabrielle - Sunshine (Wookie Remix)
Storm - Storm (Housetrap Remix)
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Sweetie Irie Remix)
Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (Junkie XL Remix)


Remixes with extra musicians/singers singing additional verses:

Janet Jackson - Feedback (Remix with Busta Rhymes, Ciara and Fabulous in it)
Jennifer Lopez - Ain't It Funny (Remix with Ja Rule in it)


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post Sep 25 2016, 12:25 PM
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Kelly Rowland's Work. Heard the Freemasons Remix for ages, obviously, and only heard the original a few months back.
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post Sep 25 2016, 12:33 PM
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assuming a lot of people never heard Tori Amos original's version of Professional Widow
and directly heard the Armand Van Helden Remix that went to #1
a bit like in the I Took a Pill to Ibiza case





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post Sep 25 2016, 12:52 PM
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Two Kelis and Missy Elliott ones spring to mind:

Basement Jaxx remix of “4 My People”


Breach remix of “Rumble”


Both originals were a disappointment compared to the remixes, although I did like both.


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