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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. Hi-NRG songs by non-Hi NRG artists are also included.

Songs

1970s

Early 1980s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1980 Donna Summer United States "Sunset People"[9] Casablanca
1981 Boys Town Gang United States "Remember Me / Ain't No Mountain High Enough"[10] Moby Dick
1981 Patrick Cowley United States "Get a Little"[11] Megatone
1981 Patrick Cowley United States "Megatron Man"[12] Megatone
1981 Patrick Cowley United States "Menergy"[8][12][13][14] Fusion
1981 Carol Jiani Nigeria "Hit 'N Run Lover"[15][16] Matra
1982 Claudja Barry Canada "Work Me Over"[17] Jupiter
1982 Patrick Cowley United States "Goin' Home"[14] Megatone
1982 Divine United States "Native Love (Step By Step)"[18][19] "O"
1982 The Flirts United States "Passion"[20] "O"
1982 Roni Griffith United States "Spys"[21][22] Vanguard
1982 Lime Canada "Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight"[23] Mantra
1982 Paul Parker United States "Right on Target"[8][12] Megatone
1982 Q-Feel United Kingdom "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)"[24] Jive
1982 Donna Summer United States "I Feel Love" (Patrick Cowley Remix)[25] Casablanca
1982 Sylvester United States "Do Ya Wanna Funk"[8][12][13][26][27] Megatone
1982 The Weather Girls United States "It's Raining Men"[28][29][30] CBS (UK)
1982 Viola Wills United States "Stormy Weather"[31][32] Sunergy
1983 Claudja Barry Canada "For Your Love"[33] Personal
1983 Miquel Brown Canada "So Many Men, So Little Time"[17][34][35][36] Record Shack
1983 Dead or Alive United Kingdom "Misty Circles" (Dance Mix)[37] Epic
1983 Hazell Dean United Kingdom "Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)"[17][29][38] Proto
1983 Divine United States "Shoot Your Shot"[39] "O"
1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood United Kingdom "Relax"[40][41] ZTT
1983 New Order United Kingdom "Blue Monday"[42] Factory
1983 William Onyeabor Nigeria "Good Name"[43] Wilfilms
1983 Sylvester United States "Don't Stop"[12][44] London
1984 Agents Aren't Aeroplanes United Kingdom "The Upstroke"[45] Proto (UK)
1984 Bronski Beat United Kingdom "Smalltown Boy"[46] London
1984 Bronski Beat United Kingdom "Why?"[46][47][48] London
1984 Dead or Alive United Kingdom "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"[49][50][51][52] Epic
1984 Hazell Dean United Kingdom "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)"[45] Proto (UK)
1984 Divine United States "You Think You're a Man"[19][29][39][45][53] Proto
1984 Fancy Germany "Get Lost Tonight"[54] Metronome
1984 Fancy Germany "Slice Me Nice"[55] Metronome
1984 The Flirts United States "Helpless (You Took My Love)"[56] Telefon
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood United Kingdom "Two Tribes"[57] ZTT
1984 Fun Fun Italy "Colour My Love"[17] X-Energy
1984 Fun Fun Italy "Give Me Your Love"[58] X-Energy
1984 Freddie Mercury United Kingdom "Love Kills"[59] Columbia
1984 Sylvester United States "Rock the Box"[13] Megatone
1984 Evelyn Thomas United States "High Energy"[15][29][34][35][36][60] Record Shack (UK)
1984 Kim Wilde United Kingdom "The Second Time"[61] MCA

Mid to late 1980s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1985 Bronski Beat United Kingdom "Hit That Perfect Beat"[62][63][64] London
1985 Bronski Beat United Kingdom "Run From Love" / "Hard Rain"[65] London
1985 Bronski Beat and Marc Almond United Kingdom "I Feel Love"[7] London
1985 Divine United States "Walk Like a Man"[66] Proto
1985 Madleen Kane Sweden "I'm No Angel"[67] TSR
1985 Madleen Kane Sweden "On Fire"[67] TSR
1985 Lime Canada "Unexpected Lovers"[68] Mantra
1985 Barbara Pennington United States "Vertigo"[69] Record Shack
1985 People Like Us South Africa "Reincarnation (Coming Back For Love)"[70] Passion (UK)
1985 Sinitta United Kingdom "So Macho"[71] Fanfare (UK)
1985 Suzy Q Canada "Computer Music"[15] J.C.
1985 Taffy United States "I Love My Radio"[72] Ibiza (Italy) / Transglobal (UK)
1985 Village People United States "Sex Over the Phone"[73][74] Casablanca
1985 Betty Wright United States "Sinderella"[75] Jamaica
1986 Bananarama United Kingdom "Venus"[45][76][77] London
1986 Claudja Barry Canada "Down and Counting"[78] Epic
1986 The Communards United Kingdom "Don't Leave Me This Way"[62][79][80] London
1986 Dead or Alive United Kingdom "Something In My House"[81] Epic
1986 Man 2 Man and Man Parrish United States "Male Stripper"[82] Bolts
1986 Stacey Q United States "Two of Hearts"[83][84] Atlantic
1986 Evelyn Thomas United States "How Many Hearts"[85] Record Shack
1986 Kim Wilde United Kingdom "You Keep Me Hangin' On"[86][87][88] MCA
1987 Bona-Riah United States "House of the Rising Sun"[49] Rise
1987 The Communards United Kingdom "Never Can Say Goodbye"[89] London
1987 Paul Lekakis United States "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)"[90][91] ZYX / Polydor
1987 New Baccara Spain "Call Me Up"[92] Bellaphon
1987 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "Always on My Mind"[93] Parlophone
1987 Taffy United States "Step by Step"[94] Transglobal
1987 Kylie Minogue Australia "I Should Be So Lucky"[95] PWL
1988 Erasure United Kingdom "Knocking on Your Door"[96][97] Mute / Sire
1988 Erasure United Kingdom "Stop!"[96][97] Mute / Sire
1988 Kylie Minogue Australia "The Loco-Motion"[98] PWL
1988 New Baccara Spain "Fantasy Boy"[92] Bellaphon
1988 Quantize United Kingdom "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"[49] Passion
1989 Boy Italy "Broken Wings"[49] Flea
1989 Eartha Kitt and Bronski Beat United States
United Kingdom
"Cha Cha Heels"[99] Arista
1989 New Baccara Spain "Touch Me"[92] Bellaphon
1989 Quantize United Kingdom "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"[49] Passion
1989 Donna Summer United States "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt"[100] Warner Bros.
1989 Donna Summer United States "This Time I Know It's for Real"[100][101][102] Warner Bros.
1989 Donna Summer United States "Whatever Your Heart Desires"[100] Atlantic / PWL

1990s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1990 Quantize United Kingdom "Stop! In the Name of Love"[49] Passion
1991 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)"[93][103][104] Parlophone / EMI
1991 Quantize feat. Adrienne United Kingdom "Yesterday Once More"[49] Passion
1992 Erasure United Kingdom "Take a Chance on Me"[105][106] Mute
1993 Abigail United Kingdom "Constant Craving"[107] ZYX
1993 Abigail United Kingdom "Losing My Religion"[108] ZYX
1993 Cappella Italy "U Got 2 Know"[109] ZYX
1993 Cappella Italy "U Got 2 Let the Music"[109] ZYX
1993 Frankie Goes to Hollywood United Kingdom "Relax" (Jam & Spoon HI N-R-G Remix)[110] ZTT
1994 Abigail United Kingdom "Smells Like Teen Spirit"[107][111] ZYX
1994 Blur United Kingdom "Girls & Boys" (Pet Shop Boys 12" Remix)[112] Food / Parlophone
1994 Cappella Italy "Move on Baby"[109] ZYX
1994 Fancy Germany "Long Way to Paradise"[113] Koch International
1994 Fancy Germany "Wait by the Radio"[113] Koch International
1994 Nicki French United Kingdom "Total Eclipse of the Heart"[114][115] Bags of Fun / Mega
1995 Nicki French United Kingdom "Did You Ever Really Love Me"[116] Love This
1995 Nicki French United Kingdom "For All We Know"[114] Bags of Fun
1995 Karel United States "Live to Tell"[117] Jellybean
1995 Outta Control Canada "Tonight It's Party Time"[118] Interhit
1996 Gina G Australia "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit"[119][120] Eternal
1996 Johnna United States "Do What You Feel"[121] PWL International
1997 Miquel Brown Canada "It's a Sin"[122] Infinity
1997 Cappella Italy "Be My Baby"[123] ZYX
1997 France Joli Canada "Breakaway"[124] Jellybean
1997 Karel United States "I Am"[125] Jellybean
1997 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "Somewhere"[126] Parlophone / Atlantic

2000s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
2000 A Touch of Class (ATC) Germany "Around the World (La La La La La)"[127] King Size
2003 The Knife Sweden "Listen Now"[128][129] Rabid
2004 Jimmy Somerville Scotland "Come On"[130] Sony BMG
2006 Moby feat. Debbie Harry United States "New York, New York"[131] Mute
2007 Bloc Party United Kingdom "Flux"[132] Wichita
2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor United Kingdom "China Heart"[133][134] Fascination
2007 Róisín Murphy Republic of Ireland "Cry Baby"[135] EMI
2007 Britney Spears United States "Heaven on Earth"[136][137] Jive / Zomba
2008 Anastacia United States "Heavy Rotation"[138][139] Mercury
2008 Donna Summer United States "I'm a Fire"[140] Burgundy
2009 Bananarama United Kingdom "Dum Dum Boy"[141] Fascination
2009 Bananarama United Kingdom "Love Comes"[142][143] Fascination
2009 Silver Columns United Kingdom "Brow Beaten"[144] Silver Columns

2010s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
2011 Britney Spears United States "I Wanna Go"[145] Jive
2011 Rihanna United States "S&M"[146] Def Jam / SRP
2011 Kim Wilde United Kingdom "Remember Me"[147] Columbia SevenOne
2012 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "A Face Like That"[148] Parlophone
2013 Club 8 Sweden "Stop Taking My Time"[149][150] Labrador
2013 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "Axis"[151][152] x2
2013 Pet Shop Boys United Kingdom "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"[153][154] x2
2013 Shit Robot feat. JENR Republic of Ireland
United States
"Feels Real"[155][156] DFA
2014 Todd Terje Norway "Delorean Dynamite"[157] Olsen
2015 Belle and Sebastian Scotland "Enter Sylvia Plath"[158] Matador

Albums

Artists

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