1. Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, 2. You Can Dance, 3. Love, 4. Reanimation, 5. J to tha L–O! The Remixes, 6. Never Say Never: The Remixes, 7. No More Games/The Remix Album, 8. Further Down the Spiral, 9. New Old Songs, 10. The Remix. A remix album is an album consisting of remixes of rerecorded versions of an artist's earlier released material. The remix album is a curious beast and can be considered a big cash-in for an artist and their label, snapped up for the most part by eager, completist fans. Let's find out the Best-selling Remix Albums below!
- Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
- You Can Dance
- J to tha L–O! The Remixes
- Never Say Never: The Remixes
- No More Games/The Remix Album
- Further Down the Spiral
- New Old Songs
- The Remix
Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix is a remix album by Michael Jackson, an American singer-songwriter. It was released by Epic Records on May 20, 1997, and is the second album released by Jackson’s own record label, MJJ Productions. The album includes eight remixes of songs from Jackson’s previous studio album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I, as well as five new songs. Jackson was heavily involved in the creation of the new material, while other artists produced the remixes. HIStory in the Mix incorporates R&B, pop, industrial, hip hop, house, funk, and new jack swing into Blood on the Dance Floor. It deals with issues like drug addiction, sex, relationships, and paranoia.
The lyrics to “Blood on the Dance Floor”, “Stranger in Moscow” and “HIStory” are included in the 23-page album booklet. The eight HIStory remixes have been given new titles such as “Flyte Tyme Remix” and “Tee’s In-House Club Mix”. Many images from the HIStory World Tour and Ghosts film are included in the booklet. Jackson pays tribute to friends such as Elizabeth Taylor and Elton John, as well as his family, employees, and fans, near the end of the booklet. Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix is the best-selling remix album of all time, having sold over six million copies worldwide. On October 20, 2000, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Genre: R&B, pop, industrial, hip hop, house, funk, new jack swing
You Can Dance
Madonna’s first remix album, You Can Dance, was released in 1989. Sire Records released it on November 17, 1987. The album includes remixes of songs from her first three studio albums: Madonna (1983), Like a Virgin (1984), and True Blue (1986), as well as a new song called “Spotlight”. Remixing was still a new concept and technology in the 1980s. Madonna became interested in the concept after observing that she disliked it when others remixed her songs and desired to do it herself.
The mixes on You Can Dance used a variety of standard mixing techniques. Instrumental passages were lengthened to allow more time for dancing, which undermined the original pop song’s tighter structure. Vocal phrases were repeated and echoed multiple times before being panned across the stereophonic sound outlets. Madonna’s ongoing fascination with Hispanic culture was reflected on the album cover. You Can Dance received mostly positive reviews from critics after its release. You Can Dance was a commercial success, earning a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a million-copy shipment and charting in the top twenty on the Billboard 200. It reached the top ten on the album charts of France, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and went on to sell five million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling remix album of all time. “Spotlight” was the only single released from the album in Japan, but charted on the airplay charts of Billboard due to radio play and peaked at number 32.
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The album was available on standard compact disc, two-disc CD and DVD-Audio package, two-disc vinyl package, and digital download. Love debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart, trailing Westlife’s The Love Album and Oasis’ Stop the Clock compilation. It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 in the United States, where it was certified Platinum in late 2006. Love won Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Surround Sound Album at the 50th Grammy Awards in February 2008. It eventually sold five million copies worldwide.
Reanimation is the first remix album by the American rock band Linkin Park, and it was released on July 30, 2002, by Warner Bros. It was recorded during the Hybrid Theory tour and includes remixes of songs from the album, as well as bonus tracks. Mike Shinoda produced it, and Mark “Spike” Stent mixed it. The standard edition of Reanimation came in a digipak case with 20 tracks. “Buy Myself” was included as a bonus track on the Japanese edition. In addition to “Buy Myself”, the iTunes release included live recordings of “One Step Closer” and “My December”, which were originally released as B-sides for “Faint” and “Somewhere I Belong” respectively.
Critics had mixed feelings about Reanimation. It helped many underground hip-hop artists reach a wider audience while also significantly changing the nature of the work (restructuring songs, adding or substantially changing verses, and adding several guest artists) that it could be considered an entirely new album. Metacritic gave the album a score of 60 out of 100. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 33 weeks. It sold 270,000 copies in its first week and nearly two million in total. It went on to become the fourth most successful remix album of all time.
Genre: Nu metal, rap metal, rap-rock, hip hop, electronic
J to tha L–O! The Remixes
J to tha L–O! The Remixes is a remix album by American singer Jennifer Lopez, released on February 5, 2002, by Epic Records. It contains remixes from Lopez’s first two studio albums: On the 6 (1999) and J.Lo (2001). It features artists including P. Diddy, Ja Rule, Fat Joe, and Nas, and includes dance and hip hop remixes of past singles. It was Lopez’s second album to feature a Parental Advisory warning, after J.Lo, and the last to have one until the release of her eighth studio album, A.K.A., in 2014.
It was the first remix album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, and it went on to become one of the best-selling remix albums in the country, selling 156,049 copies in its first week. The album fell to number three on the chart in its second week, selling 134,000 copies, the same week its single “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” peaked at number three on the Hot 100 Singles chart. In its third week, it returned to the top of the Billboard 200 with sales of 102,000 that week, while “Ain’t It Funny” reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, making Lopez the only artist in history to have a remix single and a remix album both at number-one in the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 at the same week. J to tha L-O: The Remixes sold 624,000 copies within its first month, stayed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for a month, and by June 2013 had sold 1.5 million copies in the United States.
Never Say Never: The Remixes
Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never: The Remixes is his second remix album. The album was released on February 14, 2011, to coincide with the release of Bieber’s first film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011). The album primarily consists of remixes of songs from Bieber’s first studio album, My World 2.0 (2010), with appearances by Jaden Smith, Rascal Flatts, Usher, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Raekwon, and Miley Cyrus. There is also a brand-new track included.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), becoming Bieber’s second number-one and Platinum-selling album in the country. It was also Bieber’s fourth chart-topping single in a row. The album was the first remix album in nearly a decade, and it topped the charts for two weeks in February 2002. The album dropped to number two in its second week, selling 102,000 copies. In the United States, the album had sold 676,000 copies as of July 2011.
Genres: Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Contemporary R&B, Youth Pop, Pop Dance
No More Games/The Remix Album
No More Games/The Remix Album is a remix album by the pop group New Kids on the Block. “Call It What You Want (The C&C Pump-It Mix)”, the album’s first single, is a house remix track produced by Clivilles/Cole and featuring an intro rap from Freedom Williams. During the spring of 1991, the song received a fair amount of airplay in North America. “Games (The New Kids Get Hard Mix”, a track co-written by Donnie Wahlberg that originally appeared on the Step by Step album, kicks off the album. “Game”, which featured hip-hop samples, jazz riffs sung by Jordan Knight, and defensive rhymes by Wahlberg, was a dramatic departure from the band’s previous clean-cut sound and was released as the album’s second single.
The single peaked at number twelve on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, No More Games/The Remix Album was certified Gold. “Baby, I Believe In You” was released as the album’s third single and peaked at #91 on the ARIA charts, #64 in the Netherlands, and #20 in New Zealand. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.
Genres: Pop Music, Rhythm and Blues Music, Hip Hop Music
Further Down the Spiral
The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 26, 1996, denoting sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the US. It has since become one of the best-selling remix albums of all time. The album peaked at number 51 on the Australian Albums chart (ARIA), number 46 on the Canadian Top Albums/CDs chart (RPM), and number 23 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Genre: post-industrial, electronica
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New Old Songs
New Old Songs is a remix album by American rap rock band Limp Bizkit. Released on December 4, 2001, the album contains hip-hop remixes of songs from the band’s albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall and Significant Other, and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. The sound of New Old Songs is predominately based on hip hop music, in particular rap infused with rock music styles and culture.
Despite the fact that no singles were released, it was certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States in February 2002. It also received Gold certification from Austria (IFPI Austria), Canada (Music Canada), and the United Kingdom (BPI). The album charted at number 26 on the Billboard 200. The album received two out of five stars from the Rolling Stone Album Guide. Martin Charles Strong rated the compilation a 5 out of 10 in The Essential Rock Discography. Furthermore, it was ranked 12th on the Austrian Albums chart and 15th on the Hungarian Albums chart.
Genre: Hip hop
The Remix is a remix album by American singer Lady Gaga. Released in Japan on March 3, 2010, it contains remixes of the songs from her first studio album, The Fame (2008), and her third extended play, The Fame Monster (2009). The album received mixed reviews from contemporary critics, but some noted how Gaga was able to sell the songs from The Fame in new and novel ways.
It topped the charts in Greece and the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart in the United States. In other nations, The Remix charted within the top ten in Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia region), Canada, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the Billboard 200 chart of United States, while reaching the top-twenty in others. It was certified platinum in Japan and Brazil, as well as gold in Belgium and Russia. The album has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling remix albums of all time. It was Gaga’s third Billboard 200 top ten albums.
Genre: Electronic, dance
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