Eurobeat is massively popular dance music genre in Japan within the street racing, drifting and Para Para dance club scenes. The music has oodles of positive energy, lyrics about driving your car, fast and hard, winning at all costs and, of course, a bit of romance and love thrown in for good measure The fun and sometimes bonkers lyrics about driving, partying or winning are all accompanied by some insanely fast and catchy melodies in songs that range from 130-160+ BPM. Where Does Eurobeat Originate From? It's mostly made in Italy but its main market is the land of the rising sun but that hasn't stopped many over here enjoying the music that is a melting pot of 80's ItaloDisco\/Eurobeat, Rock and a fusion of later genres like Happy Hardcore, Trance and Eurodance. The music gives a glimpse into Japanese music culture and the street racing and Para Para subcultures that it has helped drive and become the soundtrack and anthems to these uniquely Japanese past times. A Melting Pot of Music Although, its been around since the mid 80's in Japan initially as a catch all term for Euro Disco, Eurobeat evolved over time and really started to get people's attention over this side of the world thanks to Anime's like Initial D and its arcade games along with the Konami Dance Machines like Beatmania that feature some of the most popular tracks. Compilation Heaven Eurobeat also had one of the longest running compilation series in the world with new ones coming out frequently called 'Super Eurobeat' and it went all the way up to 250 compilations such was the popularity of this music in Japan. New Sounds Looking for a new genre to fall in love with? Retroheadz has selected a few awesome tracks to get you started on a Eurobeat musical journey and remember these tracks are just the start, there are so many more more out there to find and listen to. Niko - Nights of Fire Nights of Fire is a classic Super Eurobeat track, it has the uptempo lyrics and quite possibly one of the most insane riffs we've ever heard. It's mental in positive way and definitely one for the wannabe street racers out there. Bazooka Girl - Velfarre 2000 Velfarre is a Eurobeat club in Tokyo where all the Para Para dancers go to have a party and this is the anthem about it. Damn it's catchy! Ace - Power of Sound This track feels like you're in some kind of 80's montage or its the bit of the film where the hero wins the day. Either way blast this in the gym or when you hammer away from the traffic lights and you're set for some feel good vibes. Dave MC Loud - Mikado Another Hi-NRG track about hooning it around in a car. Gotta win those street races or most likely take that one remaining space in the Lidl car park in style. Lupin - Black UFO Another feel good Eurobeat track that will make you want to hit the apex. Definitely one to play on an open road at night with the pop-up headlights up on your 90's JDM car. Dave Rogers - The Final Countdown Dave Rogers is the one of the biggest names in the Eurobeat scene and is behind many of the tracks in the genre and this one is one of his most well known ones. Definitely one to blast out whilst you wait for the turbo to spool up on your JDM beast. Dr. Love - Eurobeat Our final track is literally about Eurobeat and how much fun it is. Everything about this track sums up the genre to the maximum, from the atmospheric intro to the catchy lyrics and riff all the way through to the cheeky little breakbeat fills that help drive this track forward. Your Thoughts? Do you listen to Super Eurobeat and how did you come across it? What's your favourite track ever? Let everyone know in the comments below.