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  1. Top European Pop and Rock Artists of the '80s

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    • Scorpions. This pioneering and versatile German hard rock band nearly achieved world domination during the early and mid '80s, taking its twin-guitar attack, fist-pumping arena rock majesty, and accessible heavy metal sound to never-before-scaled heights.
    • Golden Earring. By the time the '80s rolled around, this Dutch classic rock band had long been veterans of the rock scene in Europe and had also enjoyed quite a hit in Britain and America with 1974's "Radar Love."
    • a-ha. Although it tends to inspire a love-it-or-hate-it response among listeners, the glossy synth pop classic "Take on Me" really made a splash in America in 1985, riding the wave of a joyful keyboard riff and an innovative, memorable video clip all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts.
    • Falco. Austria's biggest rock star achieved worldwide stardom by sheer force of will and a playful, flamboyant approach to making commercially viable music.
  2. Music Lists #10: 150 Greatest New Wave Songs of the 1980's

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    Nov 20, 2009 · In the late 70’s/early 80’s music experienced big changes all at once. Disco was dead, classic AOR was on its way out, punk was finished, and a concentration on image (i.e. music videos) all but washed out the non-photogenic soft rockers like Christopher Cross.

  3. New Wave Hits of the '70s & '80s - Various Artists | Songs ...

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    New Wave Hits of the '70s & '80s is a three-disc box set from Sony that combines staples of the new wave era -- the kind that have appeared on dozens of other compilations -- with songs that are either lesser-known or even completely unknown to the average music fan.

  4. The Top 10 music acts of the 80s from Germany | PopXport | DW ...

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    The Top Ten music acts of the 80s from Germany # 10: James Last. Big-band arrangements of pop hits: the last of the ten most successful German musicians in the 1980s was James Last.

  5. Early 80's New Wave/Synth-Brit-Electro-Pop-Dance by ...

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    Explore the Early 80's New Wave/Synth-Brit-Electro-Pop-Dance list by sherpajohnrecords on Discogs. Create your own list of music and share it with the world.

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  8. Top New Wave Artists of the '80s - ThoughtCo

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    • The Cars. One of the original and most musically balanced torchbearers for the new wave style, the Cars both exemplified and defined new wave with their sweeping, accessible sound.
    • Talking Heads. Almost all of the early New York City punk rock bands would ultimately take on the new wave descriptor, which is actually rather appropriate given the array of experimental styles found in that city's mid-'70s scene.
    • Elvis Costello. A common characteristic of the most enduring artists of the new wave era, perhaps by necessity, is an overriding versatility and searching needs to test the boundaries of what pop music had to offer.
    • The Police. The proximity of the Police to the punk rock revolution in England may have had as much to do with the band's inclusion in the new wave category as its reggae-inflected sound, but the trio certainly reflected the variety ultimately housed within the genre.
  9. List of new wave artists - Wikipedia

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    The following is a list of artists and bands associated with the new wave music genre during the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. The list does not include acts associated with the resurgences and revivals of the genre that have occurred from the 1990s onward.

  10. New wave music - Wikipedia

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    New wave is a music genre that encompasses numerous pop-oriented styles from the late 1970s and the 1980s. It was originally used as a catch-all for the music that emerged after punk rock, including punk itself, but may be viewed retrospectively as a more accessible counterpart of post-punk.

  11. The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 1: 100 ...

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    The best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the '80s.