Pop singer-songwriter Halsey has a lot to celebrate since becoming the first woman in 2017 to clinch the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, thanks to her sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which was released in June.
Halsey took to Instagram to share her excitement, posting a screen shot of the Billboard article announcing the feat, saying, “I have never been happier in my entire life and I can’t stop smiling. I will never be able to express my gratitude and everyday I wake up and revel in how awe inspiring this is.”
The album’s first single, “Now or Never,” currently sits at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. In appreciation of the track and her album’s success, Billboard Dance has rounded up six of its best remixes and covers.
6. Halsey – “Now or Never” (Courtney Randall Cover)
Courtney Randall strips the Halsey song down to its core, keeping just the piano and sharing a whispery cover of the track.
5. Halsey – “Now or Never” (Cimorelli Cover)
The Cimmorelli sisters, who got their start by posting a cappella covers to YouTube, share a refreshing electronic rendition of “Now or Never” with the addition of flawless harmonies. They seamlessly weave in Rihanna‘s “Needed Me” toward the end.
4. Halsey – “Now or Never” (SebassDuck Remix)
SebassDuck adds ethereal pads and swelling, accordion-like synths to the mix while retaining the melody of the original record. Simply beautiful.
3. Halsey – “Now or Never” (Ha?icø Remix)
Ha?icø layers the Halsey song with pitch-bent vocals and even chops them up to create brand-new melodies. Add this slow-chugging, chill tune to your rainy day playlist.
2. Halsey – “Now or Never” (Slander Trap Remix)
Slander speeds up the tempo of the Halsey song and adds brooding bass pads underneath her silky vocals. The duo lays down a chill trap beat that escalates into an emotive, melodic drop that’s bound to pull at your heartstrings.
1. Halsey – “Now or Never” (R3hab Remix)
Dutch DJ R3hab delivers a buttery smooth future bass rework of the dark pop record. He lightens the mood with bubbly snaps and soft piano chords.