Top 30 Greatest “Happy Hardcore” songs from the 90s

Happy Hardcore was a very popular music movement in the 90s of the last century. It is a joyous variance of hardcore house. Typical of happy hardcore songs are the cheerful (female) vocals, sweet lyrics and a high beat between 165 and 180 per minute. Often ‘samples’ are used from other songs that have been accelerated.

The movement was particularly popular in the Netherlands and Germany and many of the popular happy hardcore acts are from these countries. Popular acts from the Netherlands are DJ Paul Elstak, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor, Nakatomi and 4 Tune Fairytales. Popular acts from Germany include Scooter and Dune.

These are the 30 best Happy Hardcore songs ever made.

30. Interactive – Forever Young

29. Dune – Hand In Hand

28. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Hardcore Feelings

27. 4 Tune Fairytales – Take Me To Wonderland

26. Damage Inc. – Turn Around

25. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Party

24. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – Fairytales

23. Party Animals – Hava Naquila

22. Dune – Hand In Hand

21. Critical Mass – Burning Love

20. Mark ‘Oh – Tears don’t lie

19. Marusha – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

18. Lipstick – I’m A Raver

17. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy – I Kiss Your Lips

16. Dune – Are You Ready To Fly

15. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Your Smile

14. 2 Brothers on the 4th floor – Never Alone

13. DJ Paul Elstak – Love U More

12. Scooter – Friends

11. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy

10. 4 Tune Fairytales – My Little Fantasy

9. Dune – Can’t Stop Raving

8. Nakatomi – Children of the Night

7. DJ Paul Elstak – Life Is Like A Dance

6. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Stars

5. Party Animals – Have You Ever Been Mellow

4. Dune – Hardcore Vibes

3. 2 Brothers on the 4th floor – Dreams (Will come alive)

2. DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow In The Sky

1. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Wonderful days