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Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s. [1]

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear (née Tapp; born 18 November 1939) is a French-Italian singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model.

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Amii Stewart

Amy Paulette "Amii" Stewart (born January 29, 1956) is an American disco and soul singer and dancer most famous for her hit disco record cover of Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood".

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Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.

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A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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Biddu Appaiah (born 1944), is an Indian-born, England-based singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer – who composed and produced many worldwide hit records during a career spanning five decades.

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Bobby Orlando

Robert Philip Orlando (born 1958), also known as Bobby Orlando or just Bobby O, is an American record producer, dance music artist, musician, and songwriter.

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Born to Be Alive

"Born to Be Alive" is a song written by French singer Patrick Hernandez.

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Boys Town Gang

The Boys Town Gang were a disco and Hi-NRG band from San Francisco, California.

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Bronski Beat

Bronski Beat is a British synthpop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy", from their debut album The Age of Consent, which was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single.

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Camp (style)

Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.

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Marc Cerrone (born 24 May 1952) is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows.

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Chicago house

Chicago house refers to house music produced during the mid to late 1980s within Chicago.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry (born 1952) is a singer, songwriter and actress.

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Cover version

In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.

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Dance Music Report

Dance Music Report, initially Disco News and later DMR, was a biweekly U.S. trade magazine oriented toward nightclub and radio DJs in the dance music industry.

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Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.

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Dead or Alive (band)

Dead or Alive was an English pop band, formed in 1980 in Liverpool.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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Divine (performer)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), was an American actor, singer, and drag queen.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Downtempo (sometimes used synonymously with "trip hop") is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but with a greater emphasis on beats and a less "earthy" sound than trip hop.

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Drag (clothing)

The slang term "drag" refers to the wearing of clothing of the opposite sex, and may be used as a noun as in the expression in drag, or as an adjective as in drag show.

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Electro (music)

Electro (or electro-funk).

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Electroclash (also known as synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau disco, and the new new wave) is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Euro disco

Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the later 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.

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Eurobeat is either a form of the British dance-pop variant of Eurodisco, or Hi-NRG-driven Italo disco music.

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Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe.

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Evelyn Thomas

Ellen Lucille "Evelyn" Thomas (born August 22, 1953) is an American singer from Chicago, Illinois, best known for the Hi-NRG dance hits "High Energy", "Masquerade", "Standing At The Crossroads", "Reflections", and "Weak Spot".

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Four on the floor (music)

Four-on-the-floor (or four-to-the-floor) is a rhythm pattern used in disco and electronic dance music.

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France Joli

France Joli (born February 2, 1963) is a Canadian singer, best known for the disco classics "Come to Me" and "Gonna Get Over You".

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Freeez were an English electronic music group, initially known as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s.

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Freestyle music

Freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the United States in the 1980s.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Hard NRG

Hard NRG, NRG, Nu NRG, Filthy Hard House, or more recently just Filth, is an electronic music genre similar in structure (with regard to sequencing & programming) to UK hard house.

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Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean (born Hazel Dean Poole, 27 October 1952) is an English dance-pop singer, who achieved her biggest success in the 1980s as a leading Hi-NRG artist.

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High Energy (Evelyn Thomas song)

"High Energy" is the title of a 1984 song by co-written and co-produced by Ian Levine (British) and Fiachra Trench (Irish), and performed by American dance singer Evelyn Thomas.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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I Feel Love

"I Feel Love" is a song by Donna Summer, with production by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

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Ian Levine

Ian Geoffrey Levine (born 22 June 1953), is a British songwriter, producer, and DJ.

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Italo disco

Italo disco (sometimes hyphenated, such as Italo-disco, subjected to varying capitalization, or abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.

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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith; 18 November 1960) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK.

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Koto (band)

Koto is an Italian synthpop group that originally consisted of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari, later with the Dutch composer Michiel van der Kuy.

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Laserdance is a Dutch italo disco studio project that had consisting of musicians Erik van Vliet and Michiel van der Kuy.

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Laura Branigan

Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Lime (band)

Lime was a Canadian synth music outfit from Montreal, Quebec.

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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.

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Megatone Records

Megatone Records was an independent music label specializing in disco and created in San Francisco in 1981 by Patrick Cowley and Marty Blecman.

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Michael Sembello

Michael Andrew Sembello (born April 17, 1954) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, composer and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Miquel Brown

Miquel Brown (born Michael Brown; 8 February 1949) is a Canadian actress, and disco/soul singer in the 1970s and 1980s, most popular for the songs "Close to Perfection" and the Hi-NRG songs "So Many Men, So Little Time" and "He's A Saint, He's A Sinner", produced in London by Ian Levine.

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Motown is an American record company.

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Musical theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.

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New Beat

New Beat is a style of Belgian underground music and subculture that fused techno and acid genres and flourished in Western Europe during the late-1980s.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Patrick Cowley

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist.

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Patrick Hernandez

Patrick Hernandez (born 6 April 1949 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France) is a French singer who had a worldwide hit with "Born to Be Alive" in 1979.

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A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.

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Record Mirror

Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper between 1954 and 1991 for pop fans and record collectors.

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Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author.

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Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)

"Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)" is a hi-NRG song written by Ian Anthony Stephens, originally recorded and made famous by British singer Hazell Dean.

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Shannon (American singer)

Shannon Brenda Greene (born May 2, 1958), better known by the mononym Shannon, is an American songwriter, recording artist and singer of freestyle and dance-pop music.

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Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd (October 19, 1945 – May 1, 1992) was an American singer from New York.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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Space disco

Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, a genre that became popular in the late 1970s.

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Stacey Q

Stacey Lynn Swain (born November 30, 1958), known by her stage name Stacey Q, is an American pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

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Stock Aitken Waterman

Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.

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Sylvester (singer)

Sylvester James Jr. (September 6, 1947December 16, 1988), who used the stage name of Sylvester, was an American singer-songwriter.

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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne (born March 7, 1962), is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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In musical terminology, tempo ("time" in Italian; plural: tempi) is the speed or pace of a given piece.

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The Flirts

The Flirts were an American female band.

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The Pointer Sisters

The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s.

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The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls are an American musical duo.

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This Time I Know It's for Real

"This Time I Know It's for Real" is a song originally recorded by Donna Summer and released in 1989 as the first single from her album Another Place and Time.

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Tina Charles (singer)

Tina Charles (born 10 March 1954) is an English singer who achieved success as a disco artist in the mid to late 1970s.

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Torch song

A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love, either where one party is oblivious to the existence of the other, where one party has moved on, or where a romantic affair has affected the relationship.

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Trance music

Trance is a genre of electronic<!-- The source says electronic music, not electronic dance music ---> music that emerged from the rave scene in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and developed further during the early 1990s in Germany before spreading throughout the rest of Europe, as a more melodic offshoot from techno and house.

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Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Venus (Shocking Blue song)

"Venus" is a 1969 song written by Dutch musician Robbie van Leeuwen.

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Vicki Sue Robinson

Vicki Sue Robinson (May 31, 1954 – April 27, 2000) was an American theatre and film actress and singer, closely associated with the disco era of late 1970s pop music; she is most famous for her 1976 hit, "Turn the Beat Around.".

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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

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2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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