Remix (I Like The)

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"Remix (I Like The)"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album 10
Released January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
Genre Pop rock, synthpop
Length 3:16
Label The Block/Boston Five
Writer(s) Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Lemar Obika
Producer(s) Deekay
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Don't Turn Out the Lights"
(2011)
"Remix (I Like The)"
(2013)
Music video
"Remix (I Like The)" on YouTube

"Remix (I Like The)" is a song by American pop group New Kids on the Block from their sixth studio album, 10. The song was released as the album's lead single on January 28, 2013. "Remix (I Like The)" was written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, and Lemar, and it was produced by Deekay. The song features Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre on lead vocals.[1]

"Remix (I Like The)" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, becoming their first lead single to fail charting since "Be My Girl" (1986). Instead, the song peaked at number 38 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Critical reception[edit]

PopCrush gave the song 3.5 stars out of five. In her review Jessica Sager wrote, "The song sounds like an adult contemporary answer to The Wanted mixed with Bruno Mars‘ ‘Locked Out of Heaven.’ It has a danceable beat like many of the British bad boys’ tracks, but is stripped down and raw enough to pass for Mars’ latest radio smash as well."[2] Carl Williott of Idolator commended the song's chorus, but criticized its "liberal use of Auto-Tune" and compared Donnie Wahlberg's vocals to Chad Kroeger.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Remix (I Like The)" – 3:16

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 38
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith (7 March 2013). "New Kids on the Block Suit Up for New 'Remix' Video: Watch". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Sager, Jessica (25 January 2013). "New Kids on the Block, ‘Remix (I Like The)’ – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Williott, Carl (25 January 2013). "New Kids On The Block Return With “Remix (I Like The)”: Listen". Idolator. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Remix (I Like the) - Single by New Kids On the Block". iTunes Store. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "New Kids on the Block Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  6. ^ "New Kids on the Block Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved 17 October 2013.