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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Session: Remix Convert

On Sundays, I join Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? in popping some music on the blog. The rules are: there are no rules!
Old or new or in between. Related or not.
But always songs you love!
Here are my picks for this week.
You can play along by linking up with Thea.
Happy Sunday!

We're going back to the old rules this week: one old song and one newer song. The first song is a Ghost from Music Past. I remember being a young adult and experiencing dancing at nightclubs for the first time. It was the late eighties and the minute this song came on I'd be up on the dance floor, giving it all I had. I was way cool, as you can imagine.

Here's Technotronic with Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)

And the next song is a Ghost from Music Present, because it is the same song but has been remixed to make it more modern and funky. I think the first time I heard it, I wrote it off, thinking that it wasn't as good as the original and "Why do they DO that to perfectly good songs?" Well since I've been seeking out dance music to exercise to, I've developed an appreciation for the remix. Now, I see a remix as a way of rejuvenating an old song. Some of the younger folk might never have heard of Technotronic if it weren't for Global Deejays and their remix of Get Up:

So what do you think, do you love a good remix or are you loyal to the original version of a song?

It's your turn, why don't you find a favourite song or two, post them on your blog and link up with Thea. It's easy and fun. Through Sunday Session, I've been exposed to so many fabulous songs I never would have found otherwise. If you don't have a blog, then I still recommend you head over to Thea's to check out what others have shared this week.


  1.  My pleasure Thea, always so much fun joining in.

  2. I still enjoy Country, but I have to be in the mood. Right now, I'm finding I'm listening to fast music because I exercise to it.

  3. Hehe, I can see what you mean, but as I use it to walk/jog to, I don't mind the repetition so much. I still love the original version though!

  4.  I like them both now. Great for walking and getting me moving!

  5.  Oh yes, C&C Music Factory, I used to love them also. It was great fun dancing to these tunes.

  6. If I liked an original song, it would ruin me for any remixes that
    followed. I thoroughly enjoyed this blast from the past, the first live
    music gig I ever went to was C+C Music Factory (remember them?) and

  7. I love both of these! I remember there was about a year of songs by Technotronic, Black Box, and C&C Music factory where Techno just ruled the charts. So. Long. Ago. xx

  8. I think I am still loyal to the original... I had the cassingle (showing my age) and I think it was the b-side to "Pump Up the Jam"... or was "Move This" the b-side. Can't remember - again showing my age. Fun Post!

  9. The first video isn't available in my country, but, since I also loved the nightclub scene of the late 80's I went to YouTube and found my own copy of the song.  And OMGsh!  What a flashback!

  10. Ha! I remember getting up to this song, too! I love a good remix. I think I prefer the original of this one though. Thanks for a fun Sunday Session. :)

  11. I love this song!! I am staying loyal (like Cassandra) to the original.. but I love techno.. I am old school technohead :)
    Ahh we go through many stages in our music life..
    Grunge, Goth, Techno, Dance, R&B, Country (was trying to impress a boy when I was in my Country stage!).. 

  12. Generally I am not really a remix kinda gal either.  Especially if it is something that I really like.  I listened to the remix first, before I could be reminded of how great the original was.  For the first minute or so I really enjoyed it but then it started to be just a tad too repetitive for my poor old ears.
    Thanks for posting I enjoyed reminiscing with the original


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