We all need a little positivity in our lives. We all need a friendly voice of reason. We all need a little Elton John.
Sir Elton, as the Queen would say, has give the world so much beauty and soul. His music is timeless, his fashion sense is undeniable, and his sequin-heavy closet would make the shiniest 12-year-old girl green with envy.
Today, we honor his legacy by taking a look at some of the tracks he’s directly inspired. How do we know? Because they’re remixes, of course. Here are some of the best Elton John songs remixed.
Elton John – “Your Song” (Sojonen Remix)
A drum’n’bass beat goes really well with the repetitive chorus vocal. At times, it can be a bit choppy, but it’s nothing we don’t want to dance to.
Elton John – “Sacrifice” (Paul Anthony Remix)
This might even be better than the original. Granted, the original Elton John song is not his most classic anthem. It’s rather cheesy, even for the ’80s, but the brightly tropical rhythms of this shiny overhaul make it almost irresistable.
Elton John – “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (Gire Remix)
Love is better with a coconut-flavored drink in your hand. Tropical house is the next-best thing to actually being on the beach, and this island-life version of Elton John’s famous soundtrack to The Lion King is as great as your childhood memories.
Elton John – “Murder Rocket” (Hostage Remix)
This song isn’t a remix in the traditional sense, but it does sample Elton John’s “Rocket Man” to great effect. This rocket jam takes off at about the two-minute mark. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on, moon man.
Elton John – “Yellow Brick Anthem” (#WynstonOnTheBeat Remix)
The yellow brick road is tough, but it leads to the Emerald City, and that’s where the glory lies. This is a remix of “Yellow Brick Road” tough enough for the biggest beat boys among us. We’re trappin’ with Elton and the potholes can’t stop us now.
Elton John – “Bennie and the Jets” (Grow Hou$e Remix)
This is one of the weirdest and most wonderful things I can imagine. It’s not quite chiptune. It’s not quite vaporwave. It’s some kind of strange and beautiful lazy but perky piece of originality. It captures everything that is most fun about the original Elton John song, and it turns it into some sort of futuristic lopsided lounge. Is there more of this stuff?
Elton John – “Tiny Dancer” (deadmau5 Remix)
deadmau5 makes the poetic ever more beautiful with stunning subtlety. The beat rolls smooth like those highway lights in the passenger window. It’s the perfect way to relax to a little Elton John in turbulent times.