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Oh God, One More Remix: 10 Remixes Of Old Songs That Are As Good As The Original

Oh God, One More Remix: 10 Remixes Of Old Songs That Are As Good As The Original

Infamous as they might be for their reputation of meddling with original melodies, there is a certain credit that needs to be given to remixes of old Hindi songs. While it might have escaped notice, all these remixes of old songs have played a very important role in renewing some of the iconic tunes of the yore. 

And not only have these remixes resurrected these songs from the past but also given them a new lease at life by their contemporary packaging. This is exactly why all these remixed songs have a way of becoming instant chartbusters. That said, while there might be some of these remixes that literally butcher the melodious original, there also exist those which give us a new tune while retaining the essence of the old songs. 

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    Best Remix Of Old Hindi Songs

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    Here is a list of some of the best remixes of old Hindi songs:  

    The Humma Song

    Humma Humma is a 1995 song by ace composer A.R. Rahman for the film Bombay by Mani Ratnam, featuring Sonali Bendre and Nagendra Prasad. It was later remixed into The Humma Song for the film 'Ok Jaanu' starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor. It was composed by Baadshah and Tanishk Bagchi and even had a rap by Baadshah in it. With over 250 million views on YouTube, this number is a winner! It is one of those Bollywood remixes of old songs that wins hearts owing to the striking filmography. 

    Listen to it here:

    Main Tera Boyfriend

    This one isn't from a film but is a Punjabi song by singer J Star called Na Na Na Na. The original track became extremely popular and grossed over 100 million views on YouTube. It was later remixed for the film Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon. Main Tera Boyfriend also became a viral sensation with everyone dancing to Neha Kakkar, Meet Bros and Arijit Singh's vocals. The energetic moves, stylish outfits and gorgeous actors have made it as popular as the original one, if not more.

    Listen to it here: 

    Lift Teri Bandh Hai

    The catchiness of Lift Teri Bandh Hai gets us even today. The original film, Judwaa was produced by David Dhawan and had Salman Khan in a double role starring opposite Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. In 2017 a reboot of the film, Judwaa 2 was released starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. So along with the movie, even the song Unchi Hai Building got revamped into Lift Teri Bandh Hai. With a Punjabi touch, dhol beats and ultimate dance moves, this makes for the perfect wedding song. You won't be able to resist busting a move on the dance floor when the DJ hits this track! This is one of those Bollywood remixes of old songs which might irk you at first, but the more you listen to it, the more you start liking it! In fact, it's hard to not shake a leg to this one. 

    Listen to it here: 

    Tamma Tamma Again

    The 1990 Bollywood action movie Thaanedar was probably most known for the song Tamma Tamma Loge and its quirky dance moves. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Jitendra, and Jaya Prada, the song was said to be reprised for Abbas Mastan's film Players but was actually remixed for Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan starrer, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya as Tamma Tamma Again. Sung by Baadshah, Bappi Lahiri and Anuradha Paudwal and produced by Tanishq Bagchi, this one is absolutely loved by the fans.

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    Aaankh Marey

    The 2018 hit number from the film Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan is originally from a film called Tere Mere Sapne (1996). The original was sung by Kumar Sanu and Kavita Krishnamurthy and picturised on Arshad Warsi. The remake even has a line that goes, "Oh God! One more remix" and another one that goes, "Kumar Sanu ki awaaz meh." The remix is sung by Mika Singh and Neha Kakkar and produced by Tanishk Bagchi. This is one of those remixes of old songs which makes you want to leave whatever you're doing and just dance! 

    Listen to it here:

    Laila Main Laila

    From Shah Rukh Khan's film Raees, Laila Main Laila is a very popular song starring Sunny Leone. The original was an iconic 80s number featuring one of Bollywood's biggest names, Zeenat Aman. Recreating this wouldn't have been easy but SRK and Sunny's energetic dance moves along with Ram Sampath's music and Pawni Pandey's vocals have made it one of the best-made remixes ever. Laila Main Laila remains one of those old Hindi songs remixed perfectly well and yet remembered for its original beauty. 

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    Hawa Hawai

    Sridevi dropped some major lightening with her incredible song Hawa Hawai from the movie Mr India. The song was so popular that multiple remixes have been made of it. One was from the Kalki Koechlin's movie Shaitaan released in 2011 and one from the Vidya Balan starrer, Tumhari Sulu called Hawa Hawai 2.0. Both the songs have the same essence of the original with a modern twist to get you swaying to the melodious tracks. Also, both of them are the kind of remixes of old Hindi songs that renew the old version but still have a characteristic appeal of their own. 

    Listen to the 2011 version here:

    Listen to the 2017 version here: 

    Leja Leja Re 

    There was a certain novelty to the original version of the song Leja Leja Re sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Ustad Sultan Khan for the album Ustad & the Divas. It certainly had a lot to do with the storyline based on models Nina Sarkar and Varun Toorkey. Singer Dhvani Bhanushali remixed the song in 2018 and the craze that followed made Dhvani an overnight success and a mainstream singer in the Indian entertainment industry. While the song, whenever played, is sure to remind you of the iconic hook step from the original, it also reminds you of fresh-faced Dhvani and her beautiful voice. This is one of those remixes of old Hindi songs that became as iconic as the original one. 

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    Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi 

    All the 90s kids must remember a phase at the turn of the millennium when Falguni Pathak was literally the only singer that played on loop at every event, sangeet, and of course, dandiya night. One of the compositions released during the nascency albeit great creative heights of her career happened to be Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi. And while the song was released in 1998, it continued to rule the charts for easily half a decade. And while the original’s popularity had a lot to do with Riya Sen, it’s remix also has a lot to with its video and the female lead for its popularity. Featuring Divya Khosla Kumar and sung by Neha Kakkar, the song came out in 2019 and happens to be one of those remixes of old hindi songs that can easily take over the original one's popularity and cult status. 

    Listen to it here:

    Mene Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang Ke 

    Penned by Gulzar Sahab and crooned by the legendary singer Mukesh, the song featured in the 1971 Rajesh Khanna starrer Anand with both the movie and the song turning out to be a huge success. Revived by singer Suryaveer in his soulful voice, the remix version of this came out in 2018. Now while the song must not have gathered the kind of popularity that it actually deserved, trust me when I say that this literally happens to be one of best remixes of old songs ever made. 

    Listen to it here: 

    Gulabi Aankhein 

    If I were to be honest, I can hardly remember the original Gulabi Aankhein since I heard Atif Aslam’s remix of the same and that’s something to say given that the original was sung by none other than Mohammed Rafi. The song was released back in 1970 and featured in the hit film, The Train. Needless to say, it inspired many a generation of lovers to come. This explains why it happens to be one of those old Hindi songs remixed several times since its release. However, it is the remix version crooned by Atif Aslam that certainly tops the charts.  

    Listen to it here: 

    So fam, which one of these remixes of old Bollywood songs happens to be your favourite?

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