Top Ten Song Remixes Which Ruined the Original Song

PositronWildhawk
I like a good remix of a classic electronic song. A GOOD remix, do you hear? Not crap like I have added below! K.M.N.

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1Finally (Danny Tenaglia Remix) - Kings of Tomorrow

Of all remixes, this is by far the most fake and the most tuneless and horrible. And what a way to ruin one of KOT's finest classics. - PositronWildhawk

Totally agree. I've never heard it but if you say the remix ruined the original song, Pos, who am I to argue? - Britgirl

2Body Work (Revolvr Remix) - Morgan Page

The original track is catchy, mellifluous and is very well refined. Revolvr's go at this is exactly the opposite. It's one thing I hate about Revolvr. - PositronWildhawk

3Extreme Ways (Voodoo Child Remix) - Moby

The first thing you notice is that it sounds nothing like the original, and could just as easily be some annoying mainstream deep house track. The second thing you notice is those mind-numbingly tone-deaf intervening vocals which repeat over and over again for ten minutes. The third thing you notice is your uncontrollable urge to turn this crap off, and despair in the ruination of the song. - PositronWildhawk

4The Perfect Life (Luigi Rocca Remix) - Moby

I'm surprised that Moby would allow this to happen to his music. - PositronWildhawk

5Feelings (Falcon Funk Remix) - F.O.O.L

This is the single most boring track in the modern era, which certainly contrasts with the original mix. - PositronWildhawk

6Teardrop (Synkraft Remix) - Massive Attack

The original is wonderful. Now it's broken. - PositronWildhawk

7Smells Like Teen Spirit (Dual Remix) - Nirvana

I most often don't listen to remixes of original songs. In fact I hate remixes, whether good or bad. - Kiteretsunu

Anyone want to hear Kurt Cobain sound like a robot with explosive bowels? Look no further. - PositronWildhawk

I have to be the only one here who hates remixes, right? - Swellow

8In This World (Quartz DNB Remix) - Moby

The original track is beautiful. This just gives me a headache. - PositronWildhawk

9I Remember (J Majik & Wickaman Remix) - Deadmau5

It's just a faster version of it which you can't bring yourself to enjoy. You know the beat's in there, but it just doesn't come out. - PositronWildhawk

10Take California (DJ Alfie Remix) - Propellerheads

Features a horrible rap intervention which makes me feel like punching someone. Probably the DJ. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

11I Remember (Shiba San Remix) - Deadmau5

To bring this masterpiece down to the level of poppy deep house makes you want to destroy things. - PositronWildhawk

12Payphone (Wiz Khalifa Remix) - Maroon 5
13Animals (Big Boi Remix) - Maroon 5

Even as an OUTKAST fan this was garbage. - WonkeyDude98

14Cruise (Pop Remix) - Florida Georgia Line
15Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Phonat Remix) - Skrillex

The worst remix of the song. The other remixes were badass

16The Hills (Lil Wayne Remix) - The Weeknd
17Sugar (Nicki Minaj Remix) - Maroon 5
18Maps (Big Sean Remix) - Maroon 5
19Two Minds (David Zowie Remix) - Nero

This remix tore the original version apart and smeared it in crap. Nero had made a funky, heavy, beautiful and meaningful electrohouse track, as awesome in a bar as it is in a club. It was incredible. Now we have a remix which strips it of the dark bass which defines Nero, and covers it with a pathetic attempt at making bass house, including on top of an irregular and tacky deep house beat. What's worse is how the lyrics of this song were jumbled to completely change the meaning of the song. Nero's albums have each told a post-apocalyptic romantic thriller with the songs combined, and it is that which makes them so entertaining and enticing, and it should not be trifled with. Now we have a cheesy, generic lust ballad that drags it down to the level of the pointless pieces you hear everyday. I can go on and on about how this disgusting remix has absolutely butchered a brilliant song by a brilliant band, but I can't even put into words how irate I am about this absurdity in mankind's ...more - PositronWildhawk

20Pyramid Song (Zeds Dead Illuminati Remix) - Radiohead

The original was this dark and somber jazz-influenced song about death, with an incredibly odd piano structure. That darkness and jazz influence is out, and is replaced with wubs and a person saying "Oh my god" in the background. - ArchAces

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Top Remixes

1. Finally (Danny Tenaglia Remix) - Kings of Tomorrow
2. Body Work (Revolvr Remix) - Morgan Page
3. Extreme Ways (Voodoo Child Remix) - Moby
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