The 80s were filled will all kinds of music styles. One of the most memorable sprung out of Punk music into New Wave. There were tons of awesome New Wave bands. I will share my top Ten 80s New Wave Bands.
10) Siouxsie & The Banshees
They had several great songs like Dear Prudence, Hong Kong Garden, Cities In Dust, Kiss Them For Me, and Spellbound. My favorite song from Siouxsie & The Banshees is super catchy tune, Peek-A-Boo.
9) Pet Shop Boys
Tons of great songs came from the Pet Shop Boys like Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money), It’s A Sin, What Have I Done to Deserve This?, Rent, and Always On My Mind. My favorite song of theirs is West End Girls.
8) Tears For Fears
Tears for Fears has a lot of awesome New Wave songs like Shout, Women In Chains, Broken/Head Over Heals, Mad World, and Sowing the Seeds of Love. My favorite song from them is Everybody Wants To Rule the World.
7) Depeche Mode
Some of their greatest hits are Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus, Everything Counts, Policy of Truth, and Tainted Love. My favorite is the anthem, People Are People.
Eurythmics had so many great songs like Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Here Comes the Rain Again, Missionary Man,
Would I Lie to You is my favorite Eurythmics song.
5) The Go Gos
We have awesome songs like Our Lips Are Sealed, Vacation, Head Over Heals, Turn to You, and Get Up and Go. My favorite is of course
We Got the Beat.
4) Duran Duran
Duran Duran had a ton of hit that were played on the radio like Is There Something I Should Know?, The Reflex, A View to a Kill, Save A Prayer, Rio, Girls On Film, Hungry Like A Wolf, Notorious, and Union of the Snake. My favorite Duran Duran song is The Wild Boys.
3) Billy Idol
Here are some of my favorite Billy songs: Dancing With Myself; Mony Mony; Hot in the City; White Wedding; Eyes Without a Face; and
Flesh for Fantasy. My favorite one is Rebel Yell.
2) The Pretenders
Thumbelina, Message of Love, Don’t Get Me Wrong, 2000 Miles, and Back on the Chain Gang were a just some of the awesome New Wave tunes. Brass in Pocket is my favorite song from The Pretenders and one of my favorite songs of all time.
1) The Cars
The Cars are one of my favorite all time bands. They are number six on my top list. I can listen to them over and over and over again. Here are some of my favorite songs: Bye Bye Love; Dangerous Type; Drive; Good Times Roll; Hello Again; Just What I Needed; Lets Go; Magic; Since You Are Gone; and You Might Think. My favorite song form The Cars is My Best Friend’s Girl but it is so hard to chose.
Here is my list. What band did I leave off the list or what one did I put in the wrong place? Tell me what you think.
The Ginger Neko