Living in a world of electronically developed music, it's indeed a sad time for a lover of retro music. It was the golden age of music. The melodious rhymes with the subtle word play was something that that era knew well. Music from past, the so-called retro, was much more connected to the heart of a listener than any of these remixes will ever be, especially the lyrics they could so easily describe a comman man's dilemma unlike the party chants of today. Also they had a quality of being evergreen, be it a song from Pyaasa or a lyrical gem by Sahir Ludhianvi ,
BA English (Honors), St Xaviers College, Jaipur
Remixes are a sign of creative laziness. They very rarely renew the shelf life of the original song. There have been instances when an old song has been recorded well and presented with pleasant visuals. Such songs have been well accepted. But most of the time remixes do a bad job of the original. They just sabotage an old song. A remix dilutes the intrinsic merits of the original song.
Recreating a song thoughtfully is a good approach. It is when a remix is used as as a formula with no craft visible, only the naked and desperate need to attract instant attention that it dilutes the intrinsic merits of the original song.
PGDM, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies
I think that the original classics are the best. Nothing can replace them. We should appreciate original songs for one more reason. They were recorded after a lot of effort and without any modern equipment. This is not the case with the new remix songs. Thus, I think we should give due respect to old original songs.
Class X, Vidyashram, Jaipur
Though remixes are at common in the present scenario, the classics stay etched in our heart for ever. Classics take us back to the good old warm days of our childhood and the memorable days together with the family while the remixes take us into a whole another level of living. Hence preference doesn't exist. It's all music that keeps our souls alive.
Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly