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"This Is Hardcore" is a song by British indie band Pulp, and was released as the second single from their 1998 albumThis Is Hardcore. It was released on 16 March 1998 and charted at #12 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1998 in British music). It uses a sample of "Bolero on the Moon Rocks" by the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra. In October 2011, NMEplaced it at number 120 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[1]

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All songs written and composed by Nick BanksJarvis CockerCandida DoyleSteve MackeyMark Webber and Peter Thomas; except where indicated. 

CD one and 12"
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This Is Hardcore" (Album Version) 6:27
2. "Ladies' Man"   Banks, Cocker, Doyle, Mackey, Webber 4:44
3. "The Professional"   Banks, Cocker, Doyle, Mackey, Webber 5:09
4. "This Is Hardcore (End of the Line Mix)"   3:02
CD two
No. Title Length
1. "This Is Hardcore" (Album Version) 6:27
2. "This Is Hardcore (4 Hero Remix)"   6:25
3. "This Is Hardcore (Swedish Erotica Remix)"   4:59
4. "This Is Hardcore (Stock, Hausen and Walkman's Remix)"   5:15

"This Is Hardcore" (End of the Line Mix) is an extended version of the violin-centred instrumental section in the middle of the original song.

"This Is Hardcore" (Swedish Erotica Remix) playfully uses the original vocals played in reverse to make them sound like the Swedish language.

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