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List of Hi-NRG artists and songs

Hi-NRG is uptempo disco or electronic dance music usually featuring synthetic bassline octaves. This list contains some examples of Hi-NRG artists and songs. A few Eurodance and Eurobeat songs are also included. Songs by non-Hi NRG artists are included too.

ArtistsSongs (1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s) • AlbumsCompilationsReferences



Year Artist Origin Song Label
1977 Donna Summer United States I Feel Love[1][2] Casablanca / GTO Records
1978 Sylvester United States You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)[2] Fantasy
1978 Sylvester United States Dance (Disco Heat) Fantasy
1979 Yvonne Elliman United States Love Pains Ramshorn Records
1979 Claudja Barry Canada Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes Chrysalis (US)


Year Artist Origin Song Label
1980 Peter Brown United States It Can't Be Love (But Do It To Me Anyway) TK Records
1980 Donna Summer United States Sunset People Casablanca
1980 Kelly Marie Scotland Feels Like I'm in Love Pye Records
Calibre + Plus!
1980 Linda Clifford United States Bridge over Troubled Water RSO
1980 Viola Wills United States Up on the Roof Ariola
1980 Barbie & the Kens United States Just a Gigolo "O" Records
1980 Kano Italy Super Extra Sexy Sign Emergency (US)
1980 Viola Wills United States If You Could Read My Mind Ariola
1980 Ferrara Italy Love Eyes Siamese Records
1981 Patrick Cowley United States Megatron Man Megatone Records
1981 Roni Griffith United States Desire Vanguard
1981 Lime Canada Your Love Mantra Records
1981 Kelly Marie Scotland Lovin' Just For Fun Calibre
1981 Ferrara Italy Love Attack Siamese Records
1982 Paul Parker United States Right on Target Megatone Records
1982 Bobby O United States I'm So Hot For You "O" Records
1982 The Flirts United States Passion[3] "O" Records
1982 Divine United States Native Love[4] "O" Records
1982 Roni Griffith United States (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up Vanguard
1982 Sylvester & Patrick Cowley United States Do Ya Wanna Funk?[3][5] London Records (UK)
1982 Lime Canada Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight[3] Mantra Records
1982 The Nolans United Kingdom Crashing Down Epic
1982 Bobby O United States She Has a Way "O" Records
1982 Sharon Redd United States In The Name Of Love (Remix) Canadian Prelude
1982 The Weather Girls United States It's Raining Men CBS (UK)
1982 Scherrie Payne United States Medley:I'm Not in Love / Girl, You're In Love Altair (USA) / Record Shack (UK)
1983 Rhetta Hughes United States Angel Man (G.A.) Aria
1983 Lama France Love Is On The Rocks Carrere
1983 New Order United Kingdom Blue Monday Factory
1983 Miquel Brown United States / United Kingdom So Many Men, So Little Time[6] Record Shack
1983 Sylvester United States Don't Stop London Records
1983 Divine United States Shoot Your Shot[4][7] "O" Records
1983 Eartha Kitt United States Where Is My Man Record Shack Records
1983 Pamala Stanley United States I Don't Want To Talk About It Komander (US)
1983 Forrest United States Rock the Boat CBS (UK)
1983 The Flirtations United States / United Kingdom Earthquake Siam/Proto (UK)
1983 Lime Canada On The Grid / Angel Eyes Mantra Records
1983 Sylvester United States Band of Gold London Records (UK)
1983 Celi Bee United States I'm Free Paris International (US)
1983 Miquel Brown United States / United Kingdom He's A Saint, He's A Sinner Record Shack (UK)
1983 Paul Parker United States Shot In The Night Megatone (US)
1983 Vicki Sue Robinson United States To Sir With Love Profile (US)
1983 Sharon Redd United States Love How You Feel Prelude
1983 Amanda Lear Germany Love Your Body Ariola
1983 Lime Canada Guilty Mantra Records
1983 Divine United States Love Reaction Design Communications (UK)
1983 Oh Romeo United States These Memories / Goin' Cruisin' Bobcat
1983 Divine United States Shake It Up Design Communications (UK)
1983 Kelly Marie Scotland I'm On Fire Calibre
1983 Michael Sembello United States Maniac Casablanca
1983 Technos United Kingdom Foreign Land PRT (UK)
1983 The Flirts United States Danger Unidisc
1983 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)[8] Proto
1983 Barbara Mason United States Another Man Streetwave (UK)
1983 Trans-X Canada Living on Video[9] Polydor
1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood United Kingdom Relax ZTT
1984 Animotion United States Obsession Mercury Records
1984 Bronski Beat United Kingdom Smalltown Boy[8][10] London
1984 Bronski Beat United Kingdom Why?[10] London
1984 Vicious Pink United Kingdom Cccan't You See Parlophone
1984 Evelyn Thomas United States High Energy[8][6] Record Shack (UK)
1984 Freddie Mercury United Kingdom Love Kills Columbia
1984 Technos United Kingdom Nighttime Heaven PRT (UK)
1984 Pointer Sisters United States Jump (for My Love) RCA
1984 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Evergreen / Jealous Love Proto (UK)
1984 Miquel Brown United States / United Kingdom Black Leather Record Shack (UK)
1984 Kelly Marie Scotland Breakout Calibre
1984 Oh Romeo United States Once Is Not Enough / Light Of Love Oh My!
1984 Pamala Stanley United States Coming Out Of Hiding Casablanca
1984 Evelyn Thomas United States Masquerade Record Shack (UK)
1984 Evelyn Thomas United States Second Best Record Shack (UK)
1984 Jackson Moore & Jimmy Ruffin United States I'm Gonna Love You Forever ERC (UK)
1984 Hot Gossip United Kingdom Break Me Into Little Pieces Fanfare (UK)
1984 Hot Gossip United Kingdom Don't Beat About The Bush Fanfare (UK)
1984 Fun Fun Italy Colour My Love X-Energy
1984 Paul Parker United States Desire Megatone (US)
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood United Kingdom Two Tribes[9] ZTT
1984 Divine United States You Think You're A Man[4][7] Proto
1984 Dead or Alive United Kingdom You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)[8][11][12] Epic
1984 Divine United States I'm So Beautiful Proto
1984 Sheryl Lee Ralph United States In The Evening Record Shack (UK)
1984 Earlene Bentley & Sylvester United States Stargazing Record Shack (UK)
1985 Claudja Barry & Bobby O Canada
United States
From A Whisper To A Scream Meno Vision
1985 Al Corley United States Cold Dresses Mercury
1984 Bronski Beat United Kingdom Hit That Perfect Beat[13][14] London
1985 Lime Canada Unexpected Lovers Mantra Records
1985 Evelyn Thomas United States Reflections Record Shack (UK)
1985 Evelyn Thomas United States Sorry, Wrong Number Record Shack (UK)
1985 Laura Branigan United States Spanish Eddie Atlantic
1985 E.G. Daily United States Love in The Shadows A&M
1985 Sylvester United States Take Me To Heaven
Megatone (US) Cooltempo (UK)
1985 Jackie Rawe United Kingdom I Believe In Dreams Fanfare (UK)
1985 Dead or Alive United Kingdom Lover Come Back to Me Epic
1985 Hazell Dean United Kingdom They Say It's Gonna Rain Parlophone
1985 Den Harrow Germany Future Brain Ariola
1985 Phyllis Nelson United States I Like You Carrere
1985 Divine United States Walk Like A Man
Twistin' the Night Away
Hard Magic
1985 Amanda Lear Italy No Credit Card Merak Music
1985 Pearly Gates United States Action Funkin' Marvellous
1985 Dead or Alive United Kingdom My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)[9] Epic
Sinitta United Kingdom So Macho Fanfare (UK)
Taffy United Kingdom / Italy I Love My Radio (Midnight Radio)
I Love My Radio (DJ Radio)
Ibiza (Italy)
Transglobal (UK)
1986 Mel and Kim United Kingdom Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) RCA
1986 Alaska y Dinarama Spain A quién le importa EMI
1986 Stacey Q United States Two of Hearts[3] Atlantic
1986 Max Coveri Italy One More Time Fuori Di Testi
1986 Rose Laurens France Quand Tu Pas (American Love) WEA
1986 Fancy Germany After Midnight Metronome
1986 Stacey Q United States We Connect Atlantic
1986 Man 2 Man & Man Parrish United States Male Stripper Bolts Records
1986 Evelyn Thomas United States Tightrope Nightmare (UK)
1986 Viola Wills United States Both Sides Now Streetwave
1986 Bananarama United Kingdom Venus London Records
1986 Eartha Kitt United States This Is My Life Record Shack Records
1986 Man 2 Man United States I Need A Man/Energy Is Eurobeat Bolts Records
1986 New Order United Kingdom Bizarre Love Triangle Factory
1986 Linda Lusardi United Kingdom Eye Contact Polo (UK)
1986 Kiki Dee United Kingdom Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes) Nightmare (UK)
1986 People Like Us South Africa Midnight Lover Passion (UK)
1986 Kim Wilde United Kingdom You Keep Me Hangin' On MCA
1986 Bananarama United Kingdom More Than Physical London Records
1986 The Communards United Kingdom Don't Leave Me This Way[13][15] London Records
1986 Bertice Reading United States You're Gonna Suffer Sublime (UK)
1986 People Like Us featuring Cindy Dickenson South Africa Deliverance Passion (UK)
1986 Dead or Alive United Kingdom Brand New Lover Epic
1987 E.G. Daily United States Mind Over Matter A&M
1987 Laura Branigan United States Shattered Glass Atlantic
1987 Mel and Kim United Kingdom Respectable Supreme
1987 Sinitta United Kingdom Toy Boy Fanfare (UK)
1987 The Communards United Kingdom Never Can Say Goodbye London Records
1987 Evelyn Thomas United States No Win Situation Nightmare (UK)
1987 Jessica Williams & Man 2 Man Mexico
United States
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' Polydor
1987 Debbie Harry United States In Love With Love Chrysalis
1987 Paul Lekakis United States Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) ZYX/Polydor
1987 Fun Fun Italy Baila Bolero X-Energy
1987 Sinitta United Kingdom GTO Fanfare (UK)
1987 Eartha Kitt United States I Don't Care Scorpio Records
1987 Raquel Welch United States This Girl's Back In Town CBS
1987 Desireless France Voyage, voyage Columbia
1987 C. C. Catch Germany Soul Survivor Hansa
1987 Bananarama United Kingdom I Heard a Rumour London
1987 Fun Fun Italy Gimme Some Loving X-Energy
1987 Sabrina Italy Boys (Summertime Love) Baby
1987 Eddy Huntington United Kingdom Meet My Friend Passion (UK)
1987 Dead or Alive United Kingdom Something In My House Epic
1988 Kylie Minogue Australia The Loco-Motion PWL
1988 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Who's leaving Who? Parlophone
1988 Kylie Minogue Australia Got to Be Certain PWL
1988 Donna Summer United States All Systems Go (Remix) Warner Bros. Records
1988 Kelly Marie Scotland Halfway To Paradise Passion Records
1988 Dollar United Kingdom It's Natures Way (No Problem) London
1988 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Maybe (we Should Call It A Day) Parlophone
1988 Kylie Minogue Australia I Should Be So Lucky PWL
1988 C. C. Catch Germany Backseat Of Your Cadillac Hansa
1988 Desireless France John Columbia
1988 Divine United States Hey You Trax Records
1988 Lime Canada A Brand New Day Unidisc
1988 Bananarama United Kingdom Love In The First Degree (Eurobeat Style) London
1988 Kim Wilde United Kingdom You Came MCA
1988 Baccara Spain Fantasy Boy[16] Bellaphon Records
1988 Kim Wilde United Kingdom Never Trust a Stranger MCA
1988 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Turn It Into Love Parlophone
1988 BaBe Japan I Don't Know Pony Canyon
1988 Bananarama United Kingdom I Want You Back London
1988 Stacey Q United States I Love You (Album Version)[17] Atlantic
1989 Donna Summer United States Love's About To Change My Heart Warner Bros. Records
1989 Baccara Spain Touch Me[16] Bellaphon Records
1989 Dead or Alive United Kingdom Baby Don't Say Goodbye Epic
1989 Hazell Dean United Kingdom Love Pains Lisson
1989 Donna Summer United States This Time I Know It's For Real Warner Bros. Records


Year Artist Origin Song Label
1990 Kylie Minogue Australia Better The Devil You Know PWL
1991 Kylie Minogue Australia What Do I have To Do PWL
1991 Kylie Minogue Australia Shocked PWL
1992 2 Unlimited Netherlands Workaholic Byte Records (BLG)
1993 2 Unlimited Netherlands No Limit Byte Records (BLG)
1994 Namie Amuro
Japan Try Me ~ Watashi wo Shinjite ~ (NEW ALBUM MIX) Avex Trax
1994 2 Unlimited Netherlands Let the Beat Control Your Body Byte Records (BLG)
1994 La Bouche Germany Be My Lover RCA (U.S.)
1994 2 Unlimited Netherlands Info Superhighway Byte Records (BLG)
1994 La Bouche Germany Sweet Dreams RCA (U.S.)
1995 Megumi Hayashibara & Masami Okui Japan Kujikenaikara! (Never Give Up) Star Child
1995 Bananarama United Kingdom Every Shade of Blue X Energy
1995 Namie Amuro
Japan GO!GO! ~ Yume no Hayasade ~ Avex Trax
MAX Japan Seventies Avex Trax
1995 2 Unlimited Netherlands Here I Go Byte Records (BLG)
1995 Donna Summer United States Melody Of Love (Wanna Be Loved) Warner Bros. Records
1996 Nobuyuki Hiyama
Megumi Ogata
Japan WILD WIND Pony Canyon
1996 Gina G Australia Ooh Ahh..Just A Little Bit Eternal Records
1996 Culture Beat Germany Take Me Away Sony
1997 Max Coveri Italy
Running In The 90s Avex Trax
1998 Max Coveri Italy
Golden Age Avex Trax
1998 Niko (Max Coveri) Italy Made Of Fire / Night Of Fire Delta
1998 Madonna United States Ray of Light Maverick
Warner Bros.
1999 Donna Summer United States I Will Go With You Epic


Year Artist Origin Song Label
2001 Daft Punk France Superheroes Virgin
2001 Donna Summer United States Love Is the Healer Epic
2004 Laura Branigan United States Gloria 2004 Atlantic
2005 Yoko Ishida Japan Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
(from Para Para Max US Mix 2)
2006 Deadmau5 Canada 8bit ZOOLOOK
2006 Kavinsky France Testarossa Autodrive Record Makers
2007 Robyn/Kleerup Sweden With Every Heartbeat Konichiwa
2008 Lady Gaga United States Disco Heaven Interscope
2009 MilkyWay Japan Tan Tan Taan! / Gamusharara Zetima
2009 Annie Norway Songs Remind Me of You Smalltown Supersound
2009 Katy Perry United States Waking Up in Vegas Capitol


Year Artist Origin Song Label
2011 Britney Spears United States I Wanna Go[18] Jive Records
2011 Lady Gaga United States Government Hooker[19] Interscope Records
2011 Katy Perry United States Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) EMI
2013 Futurecop! United Kingdom Atlantis 1997 feat. Cavaliers of Fun Cliche Musique


Compilation albums

Selected Hi-NRG albums:

  • 1983: VA – Twelve Inches Of Pleasure (Proto, UK)
  • 1984: VA – Hi-Energy (Street Sounds, UK)
  • 1984: VA – Twelve Inches Of Pleasure - Volume 2 (Proto, UK)
  • 1984: VA – Hi-Energy 2 (Street Sounds, UK)
  • 1991: VA – Super Eurobeat Presents Tokio Hot Nights (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 1994: VA – Super Eurobeat Vol. 8 - Non-Stop Megamix (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 1996: VA – Hi-NRG '80s Presents New York New York Night Special (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 1997: VA – Super Eurobeat Vol. 79 (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 1998: VA – Super Eurobeat Presents: Hi-NRG 80's (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 1999: VA – Super Eurobeat Vol. 99 (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 2002: VA – Super Eurobeat Presents Initial D Battle Stage (Avex Mode, Japan)
  • 2008: VA – Super Eurobeat Vol. 191 ~Enjoy Your Drive~ (Avex Trax, Japan)
  • 2008: VA – Eurobeat Masters Vol. 1 ~ 15 (Delta, Italy)



See also

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