‘Better-than-the-original’ remixes

“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye and Kimbra (remixed by Tiësto)
Tiësto maintains the melancholy of the original while seamlessly remixing it into a charged EDM beat that belongs in every sadboy’s dance playlist.

“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga (remixed by Skrillex)
You’d hardly know it was Skrillex. The maddening bass is toned down, making for a hyped-up version of this Lady Gaga mainstay.

“All of Me” – John Legend (remixed by Tiësto)
The only thing better than John Legend’s crooning is what Tiësto can do it. Still makes you want to cry, but dance all the same.

“Hold You” – Gyptian (remixed by Major Lazer)
A heartstring-tugging island beat remixed into something a little more energetic and optimistic, with Major Lazer’s characteristic flair.

“Pon de Replay” – Rihanna (remix feat. Elephant Man)
A remix that preserves the fun of Rihanna’s original, compounded by Elephant Man’s brutal backup dubs.
“Check Yo Self” (Remix) – Ice Cube
An old school rap remixed from an even older school rap—catchy like no one’s business.

“Flawless” – Beyoncé (remix feat. Nicki Minaj)
Two badass female artists in their prime, pulled together by a solid beat and seamless vocals.

“Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay Z
Reinvented from the original wistful rap, this remix takes a harder and bolder tone, thanks in no small part to Jay Z’s wonderful egotism.

“Party and Bullshit” – The Notorious B.I.G. (remixed by Ratatat)
A perfect marriage between Ratatat’s enormous sound and Biggie’s inherent suave.

“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift (remix feat. Kendrick Lamar)
A remix that can’t be appraised without its awe-inspiring music video, with a sound that fully warrants the video’s gratuitous explosions.

“Sail” – AWOLNATION (remixed by Feed Me)
A remix that sounds light at first listen, but is made bigger and bolder with Feed Me’s love of bass.

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