Idina Menzel, 'Let It Go' (Papercha$er Club Remix): Exclusive Dance Track Premiere
"Frozen" is about to put a chill on the dance floor: its top 10 Billboard Hot 100 single "Let It Go" has been remixed for clubs and Billboard has the premiere of its first official remix.
The Academy Award-winning tune, as performed by Idina Menzel, has been reworked into a stomping club cut, courtesy of production team Papercha$er. Papercha$er has fashioned official remixes for the likes of Rihanna ("Where Have You Been?") and Fifth Harmony ("Miss Movin' On").
The "Frozen" soundtrack is currently at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the sixth nonconsecutive week, and is likely heading for a seventh frame atop the list. And, with 1.1 million sold this year, it's by far 2014's best selling album.
Disney Music Group will begin promoting remixes of "Let It Go" to dance clubs and DJs on Friday, March 21. Other remixers on board include DJ Escape & Tony Collucio and Dave Aude.
Menzel isn't a stranger to the club floor, as the singer/actress has visited Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart three times previously. She first hit the list in 2006 thanks to remixes of "Take Me Or Leave Me" (with Tracie Thomas, from the film "Rent"). It peaked at No. 32.
A year later, Menzel scored her first top 10 Club hit with "Defying Gravity." The song, arguably the signature tune from the Broadway musical "Wicked," was first performed by the show's Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth in 2003. Years later, in 2007, Menzel recorded a new solo version of the track, which was remixed for dance clubs. It reached No. 5 on the chart dated Aug. 4, 2007.
Then, in 2008, Menzel hit No. 3 with "Gorgeous," a single from Menzel's studio album "I Stand."
As for Papercha$er's remix of "Let It Go," the production team's Marc Stout tells Billboard that it was a "fun challenge to translate" Menzel's "powerful and theatrical vocal" for the dance floor. Stout also notes how "Frozen" was the first movie that he had ever taken his daughter to see, so he had a special connection with the film and its music.