My favorite song by The Cure is without any doubt Lullaby, the dreamy strings, the excellent beat, to be played in any set just like that, no remix or edit necessary:
But since that would be a very short post, I’ll get into a few of the many, many versions I’ve heard and liked.
The distinctive beat and hook make it a favorite for mash-ups/bootlegs.
Flows perfectly into The Gorillaz’ Tomorrow Comes Today, the mood and tone of Damon Albarn’s voice fit the song almost as well as Robert Smith’s:
But it works just as well on hip-hop, here NAS’ Revolutionary Warfare:
This minimalistic, broken beat version is more for a chill-out session, but love how it breaks away from the versions everyone knows and still keeps the heart of the song:
This is probably the most main room remix I’ve found, that still works and doesn’t completely rape the original:
This one is quite deep, nice that it’s the original tempo and how the vocals and beat are so much in the foreground. Not such a big fan of the a bit too obvious filter effects, but good remix:
More up tempo version, that doesn’t stray too far from the original, a good thing with such a good original:
There are probably about a million versions, remixes and mash-ups out there, but most of them are crap. Even Faithless made a version, but I don’t deem it good enough to include here. If you know a version that should be included, let me know via the comments!
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