Top 10 Best Hi-NRG SongsHi-NRG (pronounced High Energy) is a form of dance music (disco, nu-disco, EDM, etc) that features upbeat tempos, staccato hi-hat rhythms, a 4 on the floor pattern, plus intense vocals & pulsating octave basslines. It originated between the late 1970s & early 1980s, yet is commonly used with synth pop.
The classic from Dead or Alive, which made them 1 hit wonders. It’s upbeat & has all the elements needed for Hi-NRG. Yet good storyline & lyrics as well. became a cultural phenomenon in music & pop culture yet became an internet meme throughout the years. R.I.P. to the leader of the band (Pete Burns) in 2016.
A classic from Depeche Mode that can’t be forgotten. Very upbeat & energetic. Very good lyrics as well.
Very energetic & fast yet bright. New Order’s greatest hit.
A classic from the Pointer Sisters, an ever evolving group. R.I.P. to 2 members including Bonnie Pointer (the co founder) in 2020.
A classic song in the genre & a hit by Miguel Brown.
Like the name says, full of energy & lived up. Perfect hit she made.
Lived up to its name. Funky.
Very upbeat & defining for Hi-NRG.
A hit in 2004 by David Guetta in his old days, yet included Joachim Garraud & JD Davis & incorporates such elements along with synth pop & new wave all in tribute to them. Plus it directly sampled multiple elements from Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) by Simple Minds (1 of their less known songs unlike Don’t You Forget About Me that made them1 hit wonders) in tribute to them. The 80’s will never be forgotten.
Perhaps the best song in the Hi-NRG genre released after David Guetta’s The World Is Mine. Played by Miley Cyrus, it was her turn on 80’s style HI-NRG along with synth pop & it’s 1 of her refreshing songs after the years where she messed up. Yet it featured Billy Idol & she & he used the lyrics from his cover of Mony Mony by Tommy James & the Shontells (when they said COME ON) & he used the background from White Wedding. From her refreshing album Plastic Hearts in 2020.
A totally upbeat song by her in this category, yet 1 of her dance songs. It should've also been added to her album Dust Off & Dance.
The ultimate classic from the queen of disco. Yet arguably the top of hi-NRG as well. R.I.P.
It was a classic. It was even covered by many artists.
An upbeat hit with such keys.
A classic Hi-NRG song in disco form that makes him a 1 hit wonder. It was lyrically interpolated in I Like to Move It by Reel 2 Real (Erick Morillo). R.I.P. in September 2020.
Never forget the talent & quality brought in this. R.I.P.
A truly classic hit that made Corona a 1 hit wonder. It gained international recognition on the charts. It was even sampled in many songs, the latest being RITMO (Bad Boys for Life) by the Black Eyed Peas.
Very upbeat for a Depeche Mode song which involves Hi-NRG elements & very influential in music. Even interpolated in S&M by Rihanna which seemed to influence Ariana Grande’s bad idea.
The 3rd song by Kylie Minogue covered the Grand Railroad’s song The Loco-Motion into a hi-NRG hit. From her 1st album ever (Kylie).