I was a teenager in the 90s. I was extremely cool (or so I thought) getting a tribal tattoo on my lower back, smoking, and listening to rock and punk music. Okay, so the last part I still stand by.
Despite my perceived 🤟, I’ve always had a love for the happy clappy beats of Happy Hardcore. It is one of the signature elements of 90s culture, just like platform shoes, bleached hair, inflatable furniture, and plush-everything.
It also seems to have left a deeper impression on me, since many things I draw these days look like Happy Hardcore sounds. You just can’t resist the joy, so I’m happy to share with you my ultimate top 10 Happy Hardcore tunes from the 90s.
10. Technohead – I want to be a Hippy
I feel like I’m getting high just by watching the video.
9. Blümchen – Herz an Herz
If I had to describe the 90s in one word, I think that word would be Blümchen.
8. Scooter – Endless Summer
The Grand Masters of Happy Hardcore – HP and his gang.
7. Marusha – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Those green eyebrows with the red hair were definitely a look I wanted. But I still had to listen to my parents, so green eyebrows were out. Just like undercuts and dreadlocks.
6. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy – I Kiss Your Lips
This might just be the most romantic song of the 90s.
5. Charlie Lownoise & Mental Theo – Wonderful Days
These guys win just with their names.
4. Blümchen – Du und Ich
Yes, Blümchen again. Even though Herz an Herz was more successful I still prefer this one. Maybe because of its poetic lyrics?!
3. Dune – Are You Ready to Fly
I still love listening to Dune. So dreamy.
2. RMB – Spring
Ok, this might theoretically not be Happy Hardcore, but it’s close enough and it makes me bloody happy AF.
1. Dune – Hardcore Vibes
This one is dedicated to all the ravers in the nation…
And here it is. The ultimate Happy Hardcore Anthem. The lyrics, the sound, the video, everything is just perfection. 🙂