A song remade into a fast Techno
version. Could be a remix, which uses most of the actual recording, or a rearrangement, which is a whole new recording
which incorporates the lyrics or tune of the song, but adds in a lot more.
Could be any kind of song, even Gregorian chants if someone felt like it. Many of the songs in the Dance Dance Revolution
games are these kinds of remakes, since "speedy" also means "harder" most of the time.
Note that if only part of a song is used in a speedy techno song, that's just Sampling
. Cut that down even more and you may get a Stupid Statement Dance Mix
Examples (sorted by original song's genre):
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- Dj Tiesto's version of Barber's "Adagio for Strings". Doesn't seem speedy until you realize the original plays at half the tempo.
- Before that, there was the Ferry Corsten remix of William Orbit's version.
- A more speedy version is K-Complex "Adagio".
- Also, Albinoni/Giazotto's "Adagio in G Minor" was remixed by Above & Beyond, as well as Tiesto.
- "Carmina Burana", remixed by Apotheosis/Excalibur.
- "Speed over Beethoven" by Rose (not to be confused with the Eurobeat artist) is a happy hardcore rendition of "Fur Elise". "Can't You Feel My Love" by the same artist is based on the "Presto Agitato" movement of the Moonlight Sonata.
- V (for Extreme) from DDR is a dance remix of part of the Winter movement of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
- Trance versions of the "Canon", "Ave Maria" and "Air on the G string" by Angels.
- Mars - "Pachelbel 8000" (remake of Pachelbel's Canon in D)
- And his remix of the Jungle Brothers' "Ital Stew", as "Ital Step".
- Pachelbel's Canon is a very popular candidate for remixes. Here's one by Ban Ya (Canon D: Part of The Memories) that appears in Pump It Up. It's not as sped up, but it's still an awesome remake. In fact, it seems that the Koreans are very fond of this trope with classical music- At least a quarter of Pump It Up's track list is made up of sped up classical music.
- "Raving to the Fifth" by Tecknophonia Ltd. is, as its name suggests, a rave remix of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
- Walter Murphy did Beethoven's 5th in disco format as "A Fifth of Beethoven". This was used on the soundtrack to the 1978 version of Ice Castles.
- Take Christian Petzold's Minuet in G Major, slap lyrics on it, give it the 50's equivalent of a Speedy Techno Remix, and you get "A Lover's Concerto''. Then run it through this trope the second time around a few decades later, and you get SA's Delight.
- Aria's "Willow" and "Dido" are neoclassical electronica remakes of Verdi's "Willow Song" and Purcell's "Dido's Lament", respectively, and in turn recieved awesome trance remixes by DJ Tiesto and Armin van Buuren, respectively.
- The Swan Lake overture was remade as "Swan Rave".
- Joy by Apollo 100 is an instrumental remake of "Ode to Joy", by Beethoven.
- Dune's cover of Rozalla - "Are You Ready to Fly". Although not quite as speedy as the former (but faster than the original), Blumchen did a German cover of "Everybody's Free" titled "Ich bin wieder Hier".
- Leland Jazz Radburn - "Never Gonna Give You Up"(!)
- The same label, Disko Warp, also did a happy hardcore remake of Ke$ha's "Tik Tok".
- King Kong & D Jungle Girls - "Boom Boom Dollar: Red Monster 2000 Mix" and "KOG G3 Mix".
- The Hi-NRG Attack label has recently started doing "hyper techno" remixes of their old-school material.
- Modo - "Eins Zwei Polizei", a techno rendition of a German counting rhyme.
- Basshunter sped up Loituma's version of "Ievan Polkka" and the result is well liked among leekspinners.
- Oscillator X did this with "London Bridge", In The Style Of Basshunter.
- "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk uses a sped up version of "Cola Bottle Baby" for its sample. Kanye West then reversed it by slowing it down and remixing it as a hip-hop song. Impressively, all three are actually pretty good.
- Eurobeat artist Niko, of "Night of Fire" fame, covered Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and "It's My Life".
- Cherry (aka Clara Moroni aka Leslie Parrish etc.) did a speedy Eurobeat remake of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell".
- Marilyn Manson - Almost every single contains at least one, if not several, sometimes only on some nations' editions. It started with the I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me) single's remixes, and just sort of exploded from there. With Slo-Mo-Tion he seems to have finally have gotten bored with these... in favor of speedier dubstep remixes.
- "Caipirinha" by Carinho is sped up and turned into a "Caipirinha Dance" with a certain Genki Girl from Azumanga Daioh. By the way, caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil.
- Ska band Reel Big Fish did a cover of "Gigantic" by The Pixies In The Style Of euro-techno.
- O-Zone - "Dragostea Din Tei (Eurobeat Remix)"
- Newton - "Sky High (Euro-Type Mix)" (adds to the Lyrical Dissonance), itself a cover of the Jigsaw song. There's also a speedy remix of DJ Miko's version.
- Prodigal Son - "Stalk Her", a smashing remix of Dido's "All You Want".
- DHT - "Listen To Your Heart (Furious F-EZ mix)" (cover of Roxette)
- Kelly Clarkson - "Behind These Hazel Eyes": Speedbreaker Remix and Lost in Paradise Euro Mix.
- Roberto Rossini - "That's Amore"
- Eurobeat Lovers - "Yozora no Muko (Over the Time)", an Engrish Translated Cover Version of the Suga Shikao/SMAP song. By the same guys who covered Hot Limit.
- Madonna - "What It Feels Like for a Girl (Above & Beyond remix)", this is also the version used in the controversial music video.
- Jesse McCartney's "Because You Live" was covered as Eurobeat by Milky MC (Cristian De Leo).
- Arguably, John Desire's cover of the notorious "Hot Limit" (a.k.a "We Drink Ritalin") qualifies. The original by T.M. Revolution (the same T.M. Revolution in this Engrish poster) is a tad slower. As a reminder, this is how John Desire's version of the song sounds like in DDR 5th Mix.
- And apparently before that, High and Mighty Color's cover.
- Nicky French's 1994 cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" isn't necessarily speedy itself, but it later had a Eurobeat remix.
- The Olsen Brothers' "Fly on the Wings of Love", winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2000, was remade by XTM.
- Ricky Martin - "She's All I Ever Had (Pablo Flores remix)". Not speedy by any means, but much faster than the original, which was a glacial power ballad.
- Jordin Sparks - One Step at a Time (Phaze 2 remix)
R & B
Soundtrack - Anime
Soundtrack - Film
- This has its roots in disco, with the Star Wars disco song.
- Laserdance did a space-synth/techno rendition titled "War Between The Stars" on their appropriately named Laserdance Strikes Back album.
- Disco versions of classical music were quite popular. See a fifth of Beethoven and "Hooked On Classics".
- The band Stars On 45 made their entire career out of covers of mostly non-disco songs set to a disco beat, all strung together in a medley like a non-funny version of Weird Al's polka medleys. (That's why the first one he did was called "Polkas on 45").
- Their cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" actually topped the charts in Asia.
- Parodied by Ivor Biggun in "Bras On 45", which adds plenty of Gag Boobs to the medley.
- "Lux Aeterna", remixed by Sauekid and Tactix
- M-A-G-I-K-A featuring Stixman - "Flashdance (What A Feeling)", remake of the titular song from the movie, featured in Dance Dance Revolution: 3rd Mix.
- Mythos & DJ Cosmo - "Heart of the Ocean", a trance remix of the Titanic theme. And there are many remixes of "My Heart Will Go On", such as this Eurobeat version.
- Headhunterz - "Last of the Mohicanz" is a hardstyle re-arrange of the Last of the Mohicans main theme.
- DJ Tiesto's remix of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
- Ryuichi Sakamoto's theme song to Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence has had at least two. The first being a trance version by Watergate entitled "Heart of Asia" released in 1999. In 2007, UK hardcore artists Brisk and Vagabond collaborated with Japanese hardcore artist Uraken to produce an even speedier rework of the Watergate version entitled "Tokyo Rush".
- The Eurobeat Disney remakes of songs from Disney films, many of which were featured in Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix, such as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins.
- Terminator theme trance remix
- DJ Sakin & Friends - "Protect Your Mind" (Braveheart theme remix)
- One of DHT's early songs, "Magic Melody", is a remake of "Come Little Children" from Hocus Pocus.
Soundtrack - Live-Action TV
Soundtrack - Theatre
Soundtrack - Video Games
- In Super Smash Bros.. Brawl, "Tal Tal Heights" from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and the Star Fox 64 main theme got turned into speedy techno. The Stickerbrush Symphony remix borders on this too.
- Those videos have been removed, but Yusuke Takahama arranged the first two, and "Stickerbrush Symphony" is called "Bramble Blast" in Brawl, arranged by Michiko Naruke.
- "Still Alive", the Theme Song for Portal, was remixed like this about five times over.
- "Never Surrender" by Nile Rodgers & Nataraj, a techno remix of the Halo theme. Halo: Reach even has a techno version of the Easter Egg song "Siege of Madrigal", heard at Club Errera in New Alexandria after hitting a switch on the roof.
- Longcat's song is actually a sped-up remix of Shii's song, which itself is a pitch-shifted version of "The Boat Song, aka Wind Nocturne", from Lunar: Silver Star Story.
- In Final Fantasy XIII, "The Sunleth Waterscape" is a speedy techno remake of the game's main leitmotif tune with happy upbeat lyrics slapped on.
- Then there's the numerous Chocobo ride themes, one of the two recurring tunes spanning the series. Final Fantasy VI has a techno remix of the tune, but it isn't speedy. Final Fantasy VII onwards has at least one chocobo tune that's a sped-up remix of the base chocobo tune.
- The Dissidia soundtrack is a trance remix of Final Fantasy IX's battle theme.
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 features "Aggressive Mixes" that cross-fade from the environments' original background music when monsters show up to attack Serah and Noel. Most of them simply increase tempo, but a number offer substantial variation. "Plains of Eternity" loses its vocals and re-synthesizes the violin with slight distortion effects while "Augusta Tower" ditches the ambient sounds altogether for a classical speed-up and synth drum background. That said, given how quickly battles start from the monsters' first appearance, players rarely hear all of these changes.
- There are quite a few of "Korobeiniki" from Tetris, including Basshunter's "Plane to Spain".
- The songs in Super Robot Wars Judgment are about twice as fast as the originals, making in several cases for more fitting battle music.
- Genki Rockets - Heavenly Star (Reizxxx Trance Mix)
- The main theme from Twinbee was remixed as "Twinbee (Generation X)" in beatmania III and Dance Dance Revolution.
- The theme for the first two Bowser levels in Super Mario Galaxy is actually a trance remix of "Road to Bowser" from Super Mario 64.
- Johan Agebjorn did a remix medley of Mega Man II's title and Wily Stage 1&2 themes.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: "Airport Stalk (drum & bass remix)"
- A-One's Toho Eurobeat series consists of Eurobeat remakes of songs from the Touhou Project games. Some of the songs feature vocals by the below-mentioned Odyssey, who also produced his own remakes of "Septette For The Dead Princess"(as "Chained Lady"), "Necrofantasia"(as "Deadly Fantasy"), and Marisa's Theme (as "Magical Girl").
- I. M. Meen: The title theme has been remixed with Furries in a Blender's Crazy by one CommanderGwowam. The end result? I. M. Crazy, a speedy techno remix combining the lyrics of the former with the pacing of the latter.
Soundtrack - Web Original
Soundtrack - Western Animation
- "Under My Skin" by a project known as Paffendorf is sped up to create the Paffendorf series, affectionately called the "Paffendorf Dance" or the further evolved version. The dancing girl is Sumomo Mo Momo Mo Momoko and the main cast from Lucky Star respectively.
- While not inherently this, some of the more famous Nightcore artists do choose to add techno elements and slightly heavier bass to some of their remixes. The style itself focuses on speeding up a song and including a higher pitch, but not (as a rule) as high as "Chipmunk-ing". What delineates this for most outsiders is the faster speed, bringing the style back around to this trope.
- The chillout tune "Silence" by Delerium f/ Sarah MacLachlan was given the speed-up treatment at least three times; by Airscape, DJ Tiesto, and later Above & Beyond.