"This Is Hardcore" is a song by Britishindie band Pulp, and was released as the second single from their 1998 album This 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, NME placed it at number 120 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". Three years later they ranked it at number 254 on "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".Pitchfork Media also named its music video the 16th best of the 1990s.