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As we look at the best New Wave albums of the ‘70s and ‘80s, we’re focused both on the early records which overlap with our 50 Best Post-Punk Albums list through the New Romantics, left-of-center power-pop and synth rock of the ‘80s. New Wave music meant a lot of things in the late 1970s. It encompassed pretty much everything that followed the punk movement that still served as an alternative to mainstream pop and rock. There was power-pop, neo-psychedelia, acid-punk, art rock and lots and lots of keyboards.
New Wave bands were also aided by the growth of MTV, which helped visualize their songs, and reach a broader audience. Even today, the best New Wave bands are still important and still sell out arenas and headline festivals around the world. With the continued popularity of 80s New Wave bands, it's not surprising that it made a comeback in the early 2000s. Alternative rock acts like The Strokes, The Killers, and more citing New Wave music as helping shape their sound.
Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s is a series of compilations issued by Rhino Records, on both CD and audio cassette, featuring various artists from the new wave era 1977–1985. The series contained 15 volumes. The first five were released on 21 June 1994, volumes 6–10 on 18 October 1994, and the last five volumes on 20 June 1995. Additional themed volumes-New Wave Dance Hits, New Wave Women, New Wave Halloween, and New Wave Christmas-came out in subsequent years.
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Note- These songs are not necessarily the artists all-time greatest, but their best of the 'New Wave' sound . I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow (1982) 88. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo (1983) 89. Fade to Grey - Visage 90.
As mentioned on the New Wave Music page, the term is hard to pin down and covers a wide range of artists from the period spanning the late 70s and on into the 80s. It came to mean music that was slightly out of the mainstream, a post-punk, pre-alternative music that was edgier and with more attitude. Below are some of the most popular New Wave hits of the 80s listed alphabetically by artist. This list of 80s new wave songs includes some songs from the late 70s (they have to be really special to be included) and is by no means all inclusive . 1980), I Want Candy (1982), Go Wild in the Country (1982) Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy (1984), Why? (1984) The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star (1980).
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CreditsAfter the Fire - Primary Artist
Bow Wow Wow - Primary Artist
The Cars - Primary Artist
Dead or Alive - Primary Artist
Devo - Primary Artist
Chris Difford - Composer
A Flock of Seagulls - Primary Artist
Joe Jackson - Primary Artist
Gary Numan - Primary Artist
The Psychedelic Furs - Primary Artist
The Romantics - Primary Artist
Rough Trade - Primary Artist
Squeeze - Primary Artist
The Stranglers - Primary Artist
Thompson Twins - Primary Artist
Glenn Tilbrook - Composer
|1||I Ran (So Far Away)||A Flock of Seagulls||5:00|
|3||You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)||Dead or Alive||4:26|
|4||Skin Deep||The Stranglers||3:55|
|5||Heaven||The Psychedelic Furs||3:25|
|6||Der Kommissar||After the Fire||5:29|
|7||I Want Candy||Bow Wow Wow||2:43|
|8||Talking In Your Sleep||The Romantics||3:56|
|10||High School Confidential||Rough Trade||3:25|
|11||You Might Think||The Cars||3:04|
|12||Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) Chris Difford / Glenn Tilbrook||Squeeze||4:00|
|13||Is She Really Going Out With Him [Live]||Joe Jackson||4:11|