Here’s a great playlist of original tracks from the 80’s that were either redone/remade or the original tracks by the original artists remixed to either sound completely different to accentuate it slightly. All of the tracks on here are very recognizable and I’m sure you’ve heard them before. Haven’t you?? The playlist starts with Hyper doing an awesome version of Adam & The Ant’s classic, early 80’s tune Ant Music. It’a a very upbeat and energetic version, perfect to set things up for a 80’s themed party.
I then head off to Laidback’s White Horse remixed by Funkstar De Luxe, This track keeps keeps to the original sound but it’s perfectly remixed and given the extra “oomph” by Funkstar De Luxe. Funkstar De Luxe did an awesome remix back in 2000 of Bob Marley’s Sun Is Shining and it was part of a remix CD he put out called Keep On Movin. Other great remixes on the album Keep On Movin include Tom Jone’s She’s A Lady, Pull Up To The Bumper by Grace Jones and Ring My Bell by Anita Ward. It’s a great album and definitely worth checking out if you are at all into remixes.
Electric Avenue (21’s Century Mix) by Eddie Grant is an upbeat electronic dance club stormer. It has thee full on beats for the best house party/club nights out. It’s several years old as a remix but still sounds fresh today.
Duran Duran’s Girl’s On Film remixed by Salt Tank keeps to the original track but has been updated with the current beats and sounds. It still has the feel of the original song but has the feel of an extended re-edit. It’s definitely fun for the 80’s music lover.
I found the next track off a free cd that I received from a magazine back in the late 90’s. It’s a remake of Gary Numan’s Cars by Dave Clark. It’s still sounds like the original tune but extended and the vocals are by I’m assuming Dave Clark the techno artist/DJ.
The next track on the playlist is Something To Do (Black Strobe Remix) by Depeche Mode. Of course everyone knows Depeche Mode and alot of you know who Black Strobe are. A great French duo who did an awesome track called Me And Madonna a couple of years back. A dirty, sleazy sounding gem that’s great to listen to over and over. Anyway this remix is off the Enjoy The Silence remix single from 2004. The track has been given the modern stripped down electronic club sound and the track still hangs onto the original melody of the track. It’s definitely great to listen and dance to. Of course Dave Gahan’s vocals are great too!
Everyone knows the next track as it’s very popular and has been licensed to many compilations and featurned in countless films. It’s Soft Cell’s Tainted Love remixed by Soulchild. This version comes from Soft Cell’s greatest hits cd from 2003 and I assume this version that’s on the CD is an edit clocking in at just under four minutes but still sounds awesome. The remix basically has made the track much more upbeat and energetic. I think it’s definitely perfection!
Ok this next track is basically a mash-up. It’s taking I Begin To Wonder by Danni Minogue and mashing it with You Spin Me Round Round by Dead Or Alive called Begin To Spin Me Round. It’s a marvelous remix and a great job whoever did the work in creating this work of art. The original Dannii Minogue song is ok but this
makes the song sound like the 80’s all over again thanks to Dead Or Alive’s great beats!
I love Buffalo Gals by Malcolm Mclaren and this updated remix by Roger Sanchez is also great. It’s upbeat and fun to dance to. I wish alot more of Malcolm Mclaren’s music would get remixed. Like one of my all time favorite tracks of his is Deep In Vogue from 1989.
Everyone knows Blue Monday by New Order and Hardfloor did an amazing perfect remix of that track back in 1995 so I decided to include that remix up next. It’s a big beat techno floor filler and the remix still sounds awesome after 10 years just like the original sounds great today.
Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (TMS-PMS Mix) is another fresh sounding update/remix of the classic 80’s track. It sort of has an electro 80’s sound as a remix. Fun to dance too!
Rapture (Guru’s Fly Party Remix) by Blondie has been given the sped up hip-hop sound. It’s fresh sounding and perfect to dance to. Although the remix 12 years old it’s still sounds great and it includes a new rap which complements the remix and Blondie’s singing.
Up next is one of my favorite remakes, an updated remake of Crockett’s Theme by
FPU. It’s quite pleasant to listen to and has that added moody element. It’s definitely hundred times better than the original. Hate to say that to fans of Jan Hammer but this is perfection!
This remix of Erasure’s Who Needs Love Like That was done in the early 90’s, I believe 1991 to coincide with their Pop! Greatest Hits CD. It’s a good update but still sounds like the 80’s. I guess alot has happened in the world of electronic music and remixing and things just sound better nowadays versus how remixes sounded in the early 90’s. It’s still a fun track.
The Jason Nevin’s remix of Run DMC’s It’s Like That is a great update/remix. It keeps to the original sound but again giving that extra added “oomph”. Nice and upbeat and a little sped up for the dancefloor!
I end the playlist with a cheesy (I can say that because it is) remake of Bryan Adams’s Heaven by DJ Sammy. It’s an overplayed pop/dance track and it’s fun too.
Ant Music by Hyper
White Horse by Wonderland Avenue
Electric Avenue (21st Century Mix) by Eddy Grant
Girls On Film (Salt Tank Mix) by Duran Duran
Cars by Dave Clark
Something To Do (Black Strobe Remix) by Depeche Mode
Tainted Love (Soulchild Remix) by Soft Cell
Begin to Spin Me Round (Extended Verison) by Dannii Minogue
Buffalo Gals Stampede (B-Gals Stampede Radio Mix) by Malcolm McLaren & The
World Famous Supreme Team
Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix) by New Order
Do You Really Want 2 Hurt Me (TMS~PMS Mix) by Culture Club
Rapture (Guru’s Fly Party Mix) by Blondie
Who Needs Love Like That (Hamburg Mix) by Erasure
It’s Like That by Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins
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