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Scooter are an electronic music outfit who are a Guilty Pleasure or are So Bad It's Good or are So Cool Its Awesome or are completely appalling, depending on who you ask. Their lyrics are an amusing word salad and it's best not to dwell on what is being shouted by H.P Baxxter during the songs. Trying to decipher what he is shouting about will give you a brain hemorrhage.

They've been around for a surprisingly long time, starting out as a fun loving Happy Hardcore outfit in the early nineties, but have been moving towards hardstyle in the past few years.


  • ...and the Beat Goes On! (1995)
  • Our Happy Hardcore (1996)
  • Wicked! (1996)
  • Age of Love (1997)
  • No Time to Chill (1998)
  • Back to the Heavyweight Jam (1999)
  • Sheffield (2000)
  • We Bring the Noise! (2001)
  • The Stadium Techno Experience (2003)
  • Mind the Gap (2004)
  • Who's Got the Last Laugh Now? (2005)
  • The Ultimate Aural Orgasm (2007)
  • Jumping All Over the World (2007)
  • Under the Radar Over the Top (2009)
  • The Big Mash Up (2011)

They also released a Greatest Hits Album, Push the Beat for This Jam (The Singles 98-02), also known as Push the Beat for This Jam (The Second Chapter), in 2002.

For similar music see: Dune, Blümchen, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Flamman & Abraxis, Party Animals and DJ Paul Elstak.

This band exhibits the following tropes:

  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • H.P. Baxxter will sometimes yell stuff in his native German.
      • At the end of "Posse (I Need You on the Floor)", he yells "You pigs!".
      • At the end of "Faster Harder Scooter" he declares "You're all insane!".
      • "Lass Uns Tanzen" doesn't have too many lines in its lyrics, which makes the German language profanity included appear more aggressive.
      • H.P. sings "Am Fenster" completely in German.
    • Spanish is occassionally featured in the samples
      • "Call Me Mañana" starts with a Spanish line that translates to something like "The rocks where we were always".
      • The album version of "The Sound Above My Hair" starts with a Spanish radio station's tagline "Sólo éxitos y mas música" (Only hits and more music).
      • "Suavemente" samples some Paul Cless' Spanish language singing.
    • The whole chorus of "Ti Sento" is sung in Italian by Antonella Ruggiero.
    • "C'est Bleu" has, well, a chorus sung in French by visiting artist Vicky Leandros.
  • Broken Fanbase: An amount of fans wishing either more of jumpstyle music covered in recent albums. Others don't want to hear one more song of it.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The song "Fuck the Millennium" (NOT a cover of the 2K (better known as The KLF) song of the same name).
  • Cover Version: Unique in that they don't do "straight-up" covers, but rather take a song and turn it into a "happy hardcore" song, with random shouting inserted. Some of their covers include "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol and "The Logical Song" by Supertramp, though the latter only covers the chorus.
  • Dub Name Change: Sort of. In the UK, their cover of Supertramp's "The Logical Song" is called "Ramp! (The Logical Song)", since the name "The Logical Song" is still copyrighted to Supertramp in the UK. In the US and everywhere else, it's just called "The Logical Song".
    • Titles aren't copyright. More likely, they intended "Ramp" but Executive Meddling caused that to be dropped elsewhere.
  • Foreign Sounding Gibberish: What exactly does "lakierski materialski" (from "Posse (I Need You on the Floor)") mean anyway?
  • I Am Not Shazam: "Scooter" refers to the band as a whole, not just H.P. Baxxter.
  • I Have Many Names: H.P. Baxxter is also known as MC H.P., Dave (from Sheffield), Ice and Candyman, among others.
  • Inherently Funny Words: "Chili bowl". Assuming that's what he's saying anyway.
  • No Export for You: You mustn't take it for granted that the newest Scooter album is published very widely in your country (unless you're an Austrian, German or Swiss).
  • Once Per Episode: A more or less pure instrumental trance track once per album, especially in the later discography
    • Soultrain in The Stadium Techno Experience
    • The legendary Trance-Atlantic in Mind the Gap
    • Mesmerized in Who's Got the Last Laugh Now
    • Love Is an Ocean in The Ultimate Aural Orgasm
    • Lighten Up the Sky in Jumping All Over the World
    • Metropolis in Under the Radar Over the Top
    • Mashuaia in The Big Mash Up
  • Parody: "I'm Raving" is essentially a parody of "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn.
  • Punctuated for Emphasis: "Move! Your! Ass!" [1]
    • "Gothic. Doesn't. Exist. Thank you." [2]
  • Sampling: Common given their style. "Wicked Introduction" is to the tune of "Scotland the Brave", and "I'm Raving" has the same song playing in the background. "The Age of Love" samples the theme from Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Shout-Out: "Weekend!" quotes from The Little Prince. "Hyper Hyper" gives a literal Shout-Out to several popular German DJs.
    • Also, the line just before that section, "We want to say a big shout to US!", isn't referring to America. US stands for Ultra-Sonic, the band whose song "Annihilating Rhythm (Do You Love Your Hardcore?)" was the inspiration for "Hyper Hyper".


  1. From "Move Your Ass!".
  2. From "Fuck the Millennium".
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