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Speedy Techno Remake
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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     Alternative Rock  
  • ADAM feat. Amy - "Zombie", Eurodance cover of the Cranberries song and before that Ororo made a happy hardcore version
  • "74-75" by The Connels was covered as a rave anthem by Hands On Bell.
  • Marc van Dale remade The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" as "Waterverve". Not technically speedy, but much faster than the original power ballad.
  • Discotronic and Tevin made a hard trance cover of Savage Garden's "To The Moon and Back".

     Classical  
  • 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.

     Country  

     Dance  
  • 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".

     Disco  
  • The TIME Eurobeat label did this with many of their old Italo-disco songs. For example, "Perfect Time" by Rose and its 2007 remake.
    • Asia Records/SAIFAM also did this with several old songs, eg FCF - "Bad Desire" => FCF - "A New Bad Desire", and Mike Hammer - "Divine" => Mark Foster - "Kiss Me Divine".
  • Coo Coo - "Upside Down (Hyper Euro Mix)", which got sped up even further by Y & Co.
  • ABBA: "Lay All Your Love on Me", remade by Sylver, and "Mamma Mia", remade by Veronica.

     Eurobeat  
  • 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.

     Eurodance  

     Folk  
  • 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.

     Funk  
  • "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.

     Hard Rock  
  • 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".

     Heavy Metal  

     Jazz  

     Industrial Metal  
  • 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.

     New Wave  

     Pop  

     Punk  

     R & B  

     Rap  

     Reggae  

     Rock  
  • Scooter - "Ramp! (The Logical Song)", originally by Supertramp.
  • 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor - "There's a Key" uses the tune of Aphrodite's Child - "Rain & Tears".
  • Pink's "Sober" has one of these, which is kind of missing the point: The song is about a woman regretting and/or giving up her party girl lifestyle (or dying; the lyrics can be read either way), so you make a techno dance remix of it?
  • Eurodance/techno group Kandystand did this with The Cult's "(She Sells) Sanctuary" (with somewhat creepy vocoder vocals), Heart's "Alone", Phil Oakey's "(Together in) Electric Dreams", and Sonny Charles & The Checkmates' "Black Pearl". They also covered Gary Moore's "Empty Rooms", although it's quite a bit slower than the previous examples.
  • Mindless Self Indulgence's cover of Rush's "Tom Sawyer" definitely qualifies
  • The Frozen Autumn's "This Time(Electro Mix)" is about 15 bpm faster than the original version.

     Soundtrack - Anime  

     Soundtrack - Film  

     Soundtrack - Live-Action TV  

     Soundtrack - Theatre  

     Soundtrack - Video Games  

     Soundtrack - Web Original  

     Soundtrack - Western Animation  

     Trance  
  • "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.

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