Remixes That Saved the Original

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  • Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes
  • Busta Rhymes, Diddy and Pharrell
  • The Fugees
  • R. Kelly
  • Mobb Deep
  • Destiny's Child
  • Black Sheep
  • Mya, Jay-Z
  • Big Pun
  • Black Moon
  • The Notorious B.I.G.

Remixes That Saved the Original

We don't know who invented the remix (chill, Diddy), but we'd like to thank them. And so would countless musicians: remixes have turned decent songs into classic hits, forgotten album cuts into blockbuster singles. Here, we list 10 remixes that saved the originals. Come to think of it, most folks probably can't even remember the originals. —Alex Gale

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