Top 10 New Wave BandsThese are the best new wave groups. This is mainly soft rock with some smooth guitar and piano parts. The drummers don't go crazy they just keep the beat, which is all they are supposed to do.
Not only one of the best new wave bands of all time, but they are definitely one of my favourite music artists. The dark, unique and melancholy sound of their music is just incredible.
Imagine hating Depeche Mode, god of electronic rock.
Depeche Mode hands down the best new wave band ever!
The greatest genre ever.
New Wave would not be as well known as it is without the Talking Heads. David Byrne's antics, Tina Weymouth's solid bass playing, Chris Frantz's drumming, and Jerry Harrison's licks defined the sound of the Talking Heads. Albums like Talking Heads 77, More Songs about Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, and Speaking in Tongues helped to shape New Wave like never before. The live album/movie Stop Making Sense allows the listener to give their own view on the Talking Heads' shows.
New Wave, Art Pop, Art Punk, Post Punk, Funk, Afrobeat. These guys can be classified as tons of stuff.
This group is clearly the top of this.
Duran Duran owned the 80's with hit after fabulous hit. Their videos were cinematic masterpieces with most fans eagerly awaiting the next one. They were Lady Di's favorite band and many others around the world as well.
Wow, second place. Should be number one, but every band on this list is good. New wave is so much better than the music now, I can't even listen to 21st century music without the fear of my ears bleeding...
Talk about five guys who studied the artistry of New Wave, y'know, who lived it, who breathed it, who were rebels at it. That's Duran Duran.
You can easily count on one hand the number of British pop groups that achieved what Duran Duran have done.
Blondie makes very catchy and enjoyable songs. The female singer has a beautiful voice as well.
Blondie is the epitome of new wave! Their quirky lyrics, riffs, and roots at CBGB's...they are #1 in the new wave category.
Anything below top 5 is an injustice to this band. Blondie INVENTED new wave
This band created in the ashes of Joy Division was unique, experimental, and extremely creative. They showed the world how great electronic music can be.
These guys are basically the phoenix that rose out of the ashes of one of the most influential post-punk bands ever, Joy Division! How can you not like them!?
How is joy division higher when they weren't even new wave yet smh.
I feel that it's implied based off band alone that this is the definitive new wave band
The Cars songs were quirky, catchy, and infectious and all over the place. They are not a band that is easily pigeonholed. The cover to their album Candy O, created by legend Alberto Vargas was iconic.
The Cars are one of the grandaddys of New Wave. Why Red Hot Chili Peppers is even on here, I don't even know... They aren't even New Wave
The originals. Ian Curtis took them from punk to new wave and gave birth to the great New Order. They stand toe to toe with the Cure and Depeche Mode.
They are so much better than The Killers! Seriously, people?
15th?! Really?! Out of all listed, DEVO should be #1!
Good band, but they're more indie/alternative. They were inspired by new wave but that doesn't make them new wave
One of my gave bands next to the strokes. Love the killers. They sound brilliant. Brandon flowers very talented. There's something catchy and stuff u can relate to on all their albums. X
I like them, but I think they're more indie and alternative rock
Tears for Fears is great. They have a very unique and catchy sound to their music. "Everybody wants to Rule the world" is one of my favourite songs of all time in my personal opinion as well.
Their first two lp's are the greatest New Wave albums in my opinion.
Though I'm not much into new wave or a popier approach to rock in general, The Police will forever be one of my favourite bands, their music is just stunning and has helped me through some rough times.
I like Blondie the most out of everyone on this list, but the Police are way too low on this list so I have to vote for them.
At one time they were the number 1 band in the world and no one could touch them.
Founders of the New Wave!
They made "Marquee Moon". Need I say more?
"Although a bit before my time, I am so totally impressed by Siouxie and the Banshees it is not even funny! In fact, her version the song Helter Skelter is in all honesty one of the most radically awesome things I have ever seen or heard in my entire life! Seriously, it has personally become an anthem for me as well as a new favorite song overnight! She and her band are in my opinion true pioneers of punk rock among other types music today. She is certainly deserving of being in the top tens! "
I love their haircuts.
Seriously underrated band! They hated being called New Wave but I can't really think of them as anything but.
Laugh out loud why is A-ha not here? Come on guys they so many good song they have to be here!