A wise man once said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and with the multitude of remixes to “Hotline Bling,” Drake’s hit tune is no exception. Artists from all over the spectrum of music have hopped on Drizzy’s smooth and melodic jam and flipped it in their own ways, from uncreative, downright hilarious, to absolutely mesmerizing.
In fact, there’s even been a few that have surpassed the dopeness of the original version. This is a common practice: artists hopping on a hit record and do their thing all over it. In fact, it’s almost safe to say that “Hotline Bling” is this year’s “A Milli” or “Control” (remember the millions of remixes of those joints?). Thankfully, there’s plenty of versions that stand out in their own way – for better or for worse.
Here is a definitive ranking of the most unique and significant “Hotline Bling” remixes and covers ranging from the worst to the best of the bunch.
But before we get started, let’s give an honorable mention to Mike Tyson: