By Tyler Clark
Everyone has that favorite song listened to on repeat for days, months, and if it’s really good, years. Nevertheless, the song eventually becomes old no matter how it perfectly constructed it seems. Luckily, there are tons of DJs and producers who have made a name for themselves remixing songs, rejuvenating tired, overplayed, and overexposed songs. These are my top 5 all-time favorite remixes.
5. Christina Aguilera – Your Body (Martin Garrix Remix)
4. Demi Lovato – “Neon Lights (Cole Plante with Myon and Shane 54 Remix)”
Demi’s “Neon Lights” is my favorite song she has thus far. The song started out as a Ryan Tedder demo, but Demi worked with Tedder to make the song her own and re-wrote the lyrics. Tedder stayed on board to produce the song for her fourth album, Demi.
While it did not chart as well as previous singles or fit with well other tracks on the album, it’s nice to see Demi take risks and pursue genres that aren’t her cup of tea.This remix was done by label mate DJ Cole Plante and producer duo Myon & Shane 54. The remix starts out with a crisp intro leading to an epic drop, then the production pulls back to almost no music to let Demi’s insane vocals shine through. Cole Plante is currently touring with Lovato on her Neon Lights Tour.
3. Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild (Madonna vs. Avicii – Avicii’s UMF Mix)”
2. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It (Jump Smokers Extended Remix)
1. Beyoncé – Partition (Dave Audé Radio Remix)
Why would anyone remix the most powerful song on the strongest album of 2013 by one of the biggest best-selling artists of all time? Dave Audé apparently thought he was fit for the job and he did not disappoint. He transformed Queen Bey’s most aggressive and sexual single into a trappy delight. While the bass and the beat of the original song were already intense, Audé found a way to make them go harder. This is truly, a remix masterpiece.