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how is it that when you listen to 80s songs on the radio now they sound 'remixed'

and not the original from the 80s? many 80s songs played now, when i hear them they sound remixed and not the original song from the 80s.
SethGreene531 · M Best Comment
A lot of remastered audio out there.

Another thing, there's many present day bands blending elements of the 80's style into their arrangements, except with high fidelity synth/drum pads and autotune.
They're reminiscent of the period, easily confused with an 80's remixed hit.

Starcrossed · 41-45, F
Kids these days can't handle the 80s straight untapped.
Kwek00 · 41-45, M
@Starcrossed 🤣🤣🤣
Morvoren · F
Sometimes the quality of modern speakers and sound system’s enhances an element of the tune that was always there but you never noticed before.
ArishMell · 70-79, M
Some may be. Or your are using a different radio that sounds subtly different.

Or of course, I doubt any us really remember songs from 30-40 years ago as accurately as that, and might now pick up the faults, middling singing ability and the like, that we missed first time round!
@ArishMell thanks for your thoughts.
BackyardShaman · 61-69, M
@BackyardShaman That's my theory too: some broadcasters may be doing subtle dynamic range compression to make the quiet passages louder; it sounds better against the background noise of a traveling car. I don't know for sure if they are doing this; just a possibility.

Another possibility is the speakers or headphones are tuned to have brighter highs and boomier lows.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Checking out Youtube SO many songs actually say they've been remixed,
Musicman · 61-69, M
Because they are. They think we will like them better. 🤦‍♂️
JuliaTheFirst · 18-21, F
Maybe because they need to be remixed because 80s music sucked
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
Some songs got rerecorded to circumvent the record company, and I guess some of those find their way into the playlist.
@uncalled4 [quote]Some songs got rerecorded to circumvent the record company[/quote]

how come? i never knew that.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@knightTemplar It has to do primarily with who owns the rights to the master recording. Usually, it's the record company and they'd have to get paid. Jeff Lynne re-recorded a whole bunch of ELO songs over to keep extra $$ when he licensed them for commercials.

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