Songs where the Remix becomes the standard

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  1. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for examples of songs where a Remix or Alternate Version (studio, not live) became the standard version.

    For example, Tori Amos' "Talula" was remixed for the film Twister. The remix is called "The Tornado Mix" and was released as a single. The Tornado Mix quickly replaced the original version on the album, so unless you bought the album within the first few months of release back in 1996, you've only known the Tornado Mix of the song.
     
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  2. graveyardboots

    graveyardboots Resident Patient

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    Not everyone would agree that it is better (I'm not even sure I do) but the single version of ZZ Top's Legs seems to be the more popular one.
     
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  3. buddachile

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    Every song on Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power
     
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  4. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    There's that horrible reverb-laden and re-EQ'd version of La Grange that always seems to be the one I hear on the radio. I wonder which version streams these days.
     
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  5. ausgraeme

    ausgraeme Forum Resident

    Speaking of Tori Amos, wasn’t there another song of hers that was way bigger in remixed form than the original?. Was it Professional widow?
     
  6. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    "Hey Jupiter (The Dakota Version)" was used for the music video and single, and is usually the version she plays live. It's a dramatically re-recorded version of the song. I just didn't want to only give Tori examples (and it didn't replace the original version on the album).
     
  7. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    Kraftwerk's 1991 "The Mix" makes some some radical changes to their older songs, shortening them, increasing tempo and adding a more danceable beat. These are the versions thr band plays in their "live" performances.

    I like the original versions but I must admit I listen to Minimum - Maximum more than any other Kraftwerk album, and these are "The Mix" versions.
     
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  8. AlanDistro

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    That's a good one, the single version is the only version on my copy of Eliminator, so I've never heard the original album version.
     
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  9. MrBitey

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    Cornershop's Brimful of Asha is a good example. speeded up 'Big Beat' version by Fatboy Slim has definitely become the default. The original deginitely drags in comparison.
     
  10. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Kate Bush has used the single remix version of The Big Sky in place of the album version on the last two reissues of Hounds of Love.
     
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  11. Jarleboy

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    "MISSING" by Everything But The Girl is most often heard in its Todd Terry remixed incarnation. And I prefer it.
     
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  12. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Custom Title Here

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    Def Leppard- Bringin on the Heartbreak.
     
  13. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Another good one. I only have the 2018 remaster so I've never heard the original album version. Thanks!
     
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  14. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    The 1990 DNA mix of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner"
     
  15. humpf

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    Someone is going to say it sooner or later: most of the early Beatles non album singles?
     
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  16. Michael Rose

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    Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner



    Originally an (mostly) a capella song that was later remixed by a group DNA. The remix was the HIT.
     
  17. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    Duran Duran - The Reflex
     
  18. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

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    I was embedding the video as you posted 2 mins b4 me.:doh:
     
  19. giumag

    giumag Well-Known Member

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    Can't tell whether it is either a proper remix or simple faster version....but here it goes:

     
  20. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    Thx for adding the video :)
     
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  21. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    If i posted the video, would have been horse race! But what better example for this thread?
     
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  22. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

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    In any case, "Great Minds..."
     
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  23. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    Get the 1980s EMI CD to hear the original album version.
     
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  24. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    On the rock station that's part of the group I work at, we do use the mastering on the Rancho Texicano set which is the original mix.
     
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  25. Leigh

    Leigh Tornado scientist

    AoxomoxoA (entire album)
     
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