This 80s Remix of Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules’ is Iconic

 

First of all, if you haven’t drunkenly walked down a street singing along to Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” have you ever lived? The undisputed best song (and best video) of the year from the English pop star has been on heavy rotation for months – but now it’s somehow gotten even better, thanks to an 80s-era remix.

From the mind of Tokyo-based producer Initial Talk, we now have undisputed proof that “New Rules” is utterly timeless, and would’ve undoubtedly been Richard Simmons’ go-to workout song. In the new version, heavy SFX drums and sharp synths play out over the familiar lyrics about those rules we’re still trying to adhere too.

In the accompanying video, grainy footage of a long-forgotten Miss Teen Canada packs in all the girl-power of the original, but instead of flamingos and hotel suites, contestants move along to the music in big group numbers. Watch it and weep over the perfection.

 

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