The Best 80s Music Remixes to Get You Moving

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Looking for some new music to get you moving? Check out our list of the best 80s music remixes that will get your body grooving!

Music in the 80s

The 1980s was a decade of huge musical diversity, with artists from all genres making waves and leaving their mark. One of the things that made music in the 80s so great was the way that different styles were often blended together to create something new and exciting. This is still evident in many of the remixes that are being created today.

The birth of electronic music

In the early 1980s, electronic music began to enter the mainstream as a commercial force. One of the driving forces behind this was the development of new technologies, such as the synthesizer, which allowed artists to create new and innovative sounds. This new style of music quickly caught on with the public, and soon there were a number of chart-topping hits that featured synthesizers prominently. This period also saw the rise of MTV, which played a crucial role in promoting music videos and helping artists to reach a wider audience.

The popularity of the synthesizer

The popularity of the synthesizer in the 1980s can be attributed to several factors. First, the synthesizer allowed for more variety in sounds and textures, which was appealing to many music producers and artists. Second, the synthesizer was relatively affordable and easy to use, making it accessible to a wider range of people. Third, the synthesizer was increasingly being used in popular music, which helped to increase its popularity.

In the 1980s, the synthesizer was used in a variety of genres, including pop, rock, new wave, and hip hop. The synthesizer became an essential part of many popular songs of the decade, such as Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Duran Duran’s “Rio.” As the popularity of the synthesizer increased, so did its presence in popular culture. TV shows such as “Miami Vice” and movies such as “Flashdance” featured the use of synthesizers prominently in their soundtracks.

The rise of the music video

The 1980s was the decade that saw the rise of the music video. MTV, which launched in 1981, changed the landscape of music forever by giving artists a new way to reach their fans and promote their music. The arrival of MTV also had a big impact on fashion and style, as people began to dress like their favorite musicians.

One of the most iconic music videos of the 1980s was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Released in 1983, “Thriller” was a 14-minute mini-movie that featured Jackson as a vampire who terrorizes his girlfriend (played by actress Jane Fonda). The video cost $1 million to make, which made it the most expensive music video ever made at that time. “Thriller” went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time and made Jackson an international superstar.

Other notable music videos from the 1980s include Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” George Michael’s “Faith,” and Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.” The popularity of music videos led to the creation of awards shows like the MTV Video Music Awards, which continue to be one of the most popular award shows on television today.

The Best 80s Music Remixes

The best 80s music remixes are the ones that take the original songs and add a modern twist to them. The remixes can be anything from adding a new beat to the song, to completely changing the melody. There are many ways to remix a song, and the best ones will get you moving and grooving.

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

The original “Billie Jean” was released in 1982 and quickly became a global sensation, thanks in part to its iconic music video. In the decades since, the song has been covered by a number of different artists, but it’s the remixes that have really kept the song alive.

There are dozens of great “Billie Jean” remixes out there, but these are our favorites. These are the ones that always get us moving, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.

1. The 1968 Version by Michael Jackson: This is the original version of the song, and it’s still pretty great. It’s a little bit slower than some of the other versions on this list, but it’s still got that essential MJ groove.

2. The 1983 Version by Michael Jackson: This is the version that was released as a single, and it’s the one that most people remember. It’s got a faster tempo and a more pop-friendly sound than the original, but it still retains all of the original’s appeal.

3. The 1992 Version by Michael Jackson: This remix was created for Jackson’s “Dangerous” world tour, and it really gets the crowd going. It’s got a heavier beat and a more intense sound than either of the previous versions, making it perfect for dancing.

4. The 2001 Version by Cristian Marchi: This is a club-friendly remix that will get you moving on any dance floor. It’s got a catchy melody and a thumping bassline that will keep you going all night long.


“Like a Virgin” by Madonna

This classic Madonna song from 1984 has been given a fresh new lease on life thanks to a remix by Japanese electronic duo Capsule. The reworked track is more upbeat and danceable than the original, making it perfect for getting you moving and shaking on the dance floor.

“Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles

This song was released in 1986 and quickly rose to the top of the charts. It remained there for four weeks and was one of the most popular songs of the year. The song is about a group of girls who are walking like Egyptians. The music video features the girls dancing in an Egyptian-inspired set.

Why These Remixes are the Best

The 80s were a time of great music. Some of the best songs ever were made in that decade. However, the songs from the 80s can sometimes sound a little dated. That’s where remixes come in. These are some of the best 80s music remixes that will get you moving.

They capture the essence of the 80s

When you hear a great remix, it should feel like more than just a new spin on an old classic – it should transport you back to the era it came from. The best 80s music remixes do just that – they take iconic tracks from the decade and give them a modern twist that still feels authentically 80s.

Whether it’s a nostalgia-inducing synth line or an upbeat tempo that will get you moving, these remixes are sure to put a smile on your face. So crank up the volume and enjoy some of the best 80s music remixes out there!

They’re updated for a modern audience

The thing that sets these remixes apart is how well they update the original songs for a modern audience. The tempos have been increased, the basslines have been beefed up, and the overall production values are much higher than what you would find on an 80s tracks. As a result, these remixes are far more likely to get you moving than the originals.

What’s also impressive is how faithful these remixes are to the original songs. The melodies and chord progressions are largely intact, which means that these remixes will still be recognizable to anyone who remembers the original songs. At the same time, the updated production values and increased tempo give these remixes a freshness that will appeal to younger listeners who might not be familiar with the original songs.

They’re just plain fun to listen to!

There’s something about an 80s music remix that just gets you moving. Maybe it’s the catchy beats, the nostalgic lyrics, or the overall feeling of fun that these remixes evoke. Whatever the reason, we can all agree that these remixes are the best of the best.

If you’re looking for a little motivation to get up and dance, here are some of the best 80s music remixes to get you moving:

-“80s Forever” by DJ mOers
-“80s Theme” by The Party Machines
-“Electric Dreams” by Giorgio Moroder
-“Everywhere You Look (Theme from Full House)” by DJ Mike D Remix
-“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
-“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
– “Like a Prayer” by Madonna
– “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

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