In the mid-90s, the Dutch duo Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo was one of the most successful Happy Hardcore artists, one of the most popular genres of that moment.
In 1995 they break through internationally with the song “Wonderful Days”, in which they use – as in almost all happy hardcore albums – a sample that they play a lot faster with hardcore beates. The song they use is Help (Get me some Help) from Tony Ronald from 1971 ( listen here ).
The Happy Hardcore hype does not last very long, but in that period they score some very big hits. A top 10 Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo songs:
1. Wonderfull days
2. Hardcore Feelings
4. Your Smile
5. Together in Wonderland
6. Fantasy World
7. Just Can’t Get Enough