Top 50 New Wave Songs Of All Time (as decided on by WFDU listeners):
- Joy Division - Love Will tear Us Apart
- Siouxsie & The Banshees - Christine
- The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
- Ultravox - Vienna
- Romeo Void - Never Say Never
- The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
- Echo And The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
- Gary Numan - Cars
- Yaz - Don't Go
- XTC - Dear God
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Background: 'New Wave' evolved from 'Punk' in the late '70s being less anti-social and more radio (and MTV) friendly, hitting it's high in '83 and faded around '87.It can be best described as mixing the energy of Punk with a bit of 'Glam', 'Pop', 'Art-Rock' & 'Dance' and relied heavily on synthesizers.
Dec 01, 2009 · Top 50 New Wave Songs Of All Time (as decided on by WFDU listeners): 1. Joy Division - Love Will tear Us Apart 2. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Christine 3. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out 4. Ultravox - Vienna 5. Romeo Void - Never Say Never 6. The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again 7. ...
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During the late '70s and early '80s, New Wave was a catch-all term for the music that directly followed punk rock; often, the term encompassed punk itself, as well. In retrospect, it became clear that the music following punk could be divided, more or less, into two categories -- post-punk and new wave.
MTV (Music Television) was launched in August of 1981 and began to be the showcase for many a new wave/rock artist in the early 1980s as the tone changed from strictly the audio format to the music video single format which was the added promotional marketing tool to sell the band's/artist's music and songs.
New Wave music first appeared in the late 1970's and subsequently kept us entertained well into the late 1980's. A whole wide range of musical acts have been...
Two Hearts Beat as One / New Year's Day (1983) [Single] 140: 140. The Cure Just Like Heaven / Snow in Summer (1987) [Single] 139: 139. Bangles Manic Monday (1986) [Single] 138: 138. Saga Worlds Apart (1981) On The Loose/Wind Him Up: On The Loose/Wind Him Up: 137: 137. Erasure Sometimes / Sexuality / Say What (1986) [Single] 136: 136. Leisure Process Cashflow (1983) [Single] 135: 135.
Oct 13, 2020 · 50. Pretty in Pink (1986) John Hughes’ use of music was so distinct and masterful that to this day, lazy music writers can describe something as ... 49. The Vapors – New Clear Days (1980) 48. The Beat (The English Beat) – I Just Can’t Stop It (1980) 47. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (1982) 46. Soft ...
Nov 20, 2009 · I’ll spare you any further history lessons and get on with The Retrospace list of Great New Wave Songs. In making the list, there was only one guideline: I can only use 1-2 songs per band. This is to encourage a little variety, and make the list a bit more interesting. Also note: these are not in a particular order. 1. Metro - Berlin 2.
Jun 30, 2020 · The Best '80s New Wave Songs I Ran Don't You Want Me Sweet Dreams Bizarre Love Triangle Hold Me Now Everybody Wants to Rule the World Blue Monday I Melt With You Tainted Love Love My Way Rock in the Casbah West End Girls Take On Me Hungry Like the Wolf Mad World London Calling