24 Times The Remix Was Bigger Than The Original (PART ONE)

2014 was without doubt the year of the remix with Kygo, MK, Robin Schultz & more all supplying that magic touch that turns a solid track into huge hit!

The trend shows no sign of letting up in 2015 either with Felix Jaehn’s remix of Omi and the epic Eric Prydz rework of ‘Tether’ by Chvrches all doing mad numbers on Spotify & YouTube

So here’s our definitive list of 24 remixes that have been more popular than the original!

Seinabo Sey –  Younger (Kygo Remix)

Following a huge remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’, Norway’s finest turned his attention closer to his homeland with this remix of Swedish singer Seinabo Sey’s ‘Younger’

Currently sitting on a stream count of over 60 million, this is also an example of when a big remix also boosts the popularity of the original which itself has over 14 million streams and even the acoustic version of the song has over 10

But it’s Kygo’s tropical house rework that really saw this track become one of the biggest viral hits on Spotify last year and set himself up pretty nicely for 2015 in the process


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24 Times The Remix Was Bigger Than The Original (PART TWO)

Continued, our definitive list of 24 remixes that have been more popular than the original! click here for the whole playlist.

Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation – Junkie XL Remix

Another potentially contentious one given who the original recording artist was but the reality is that ‘A Little Less Conversation’ was only a minor hit for the King after originally featuring in the 1968 movie , ‘Live a Little, Love a Little’

That completely changed in the early 00s though after a later recording featured in the blockbusting Ocean’s 11 movie soundtrack

This proved to be the perfect set up for the song’s break through proper a year later when it was remixed by Dutch producer Junkie XL and hit the top spot in 9 countries off the back of featuring in Nike’s hugely successful 2002 World Cup ‘Secret Tournament’ advertising campaign.


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