They’re called “oldies but goodies” for a reason. Songs from past decades that we still listen to today are timeless. Yet, although tuning in to the 1960s Pandora station can be appropriate at times, the fact of the matter is that often, the best oldies songs are a little too memorable. The hundredth time you hear “Light My Fire” probably isn’t going to be as amazing as the first few times. The curse of being timeless is that sometimes these songs are a little overplayed.
That’s why, as much as we love the music older generations grew up with, we tend to listen to modern songs more often. But “in with the new” doesn’t always have to mean “out with the old.” There’s a wealth of cool remixes of oldies — that repurpose the best old songs and add some pizazz to the classics.
A lot of those remixes are totally out there, but the best ones stay true to the essence of what made the song so memorable in the first place. Here’s a playlist with some of the best—that are all pretty appropriate for a dance party. Enjoy!