Best Synthpop Bands of The EightiesVote for the best band to use keyboards and electric guitar so you would be able to dance on the disco floors!
The Top Ten
loved depeche mode... great saw them in coventry in the 80's... well they have never gone away
Hands down the best! These other bands are chumps. It's like comparing a Kia to a BMW.
Martin Gore is a genius, we need Allan Wilder, without him they sound a bit blunt... Dave Gahan to continue re-inventing himself. Not that he's not alright, its for the now generation to see how great this band is!
My religion is Depeche Mode. Depeche Mode is my gender identity, and also my sexual orientation. I'm buying a crown, deck chair and cloak, and going for Halloween as Depeche Mode. Forever.V 15 Comments
A disgrace erasure are not on this list!
My favorite band ever! So nostalgic and deep! Before even the Doors and Queen
The best 80's synthpop band for me. Their music rocks, very creative. A-ha forever
Top of the list... no... my life... how awesome... someone kill me... FINALLY THEY GET THE PROPER CREDIT THEY DESERVE and yes I'm a fangirl, yes, Morten is five times my age, yes, I have a crush, and no, I don't care what you say, they're the BEST!V 7 Comments
Makeup and synths were part of the new wave culture. Yes, Duran Duran resembles very well that part of the 80s. - johnny_pt
The ultimate New Romantic band!
The synths were part of the new wave culture. And Duran Duran was one of the best band of this time and a great part of the 80s
Duran Duran were the 80s incarnate. Nothing else said.V 1 Comment
Apart from being too 90s Techno, they were created around the eighties.
Another passin, mode of joy division
Built their own equipment in the early days, first 3 albums are pure Synthpop genius. However, like Depeche Mode, never had a UK Number 1.
Still going to sell out concerts all over the world and still making albums these are miles ahead of the rest for me
Lead the way in synthpop. Classic timeless albums across the board. They get my vote
Most epic Synth- pop band everV 7 Comments
Who has as mind to disagree, I've traveled the world and the seven seas. Everybody's looking for something. - comicoco
What the hell, #28! -
For the synthpop german-based band!
Forever young one of the all time best songs of any genre
Marian Gold is still forever young!
The kings! Best of the best
Their first album "The Hurting" is one of the greatest albums ever recorded..
2 international hits and literally every other song on the album moves you in one way or another,
They are great! I think they deserve higher place, but everyone has right on his opinion.
They're so cool, without trying. Great music style.
"Everybody wants to rule the world"...
Australian 80s pop band, created to play in bars/pubs only.
Michael Hutchence is the soul of this amazing band...love
The quintessential intellectual electronic band. Sharp, smart lyrics with great beats and some of the best and most catchy keyboard rhythms. These guys still sound great, innovate with musicals and new shows that Amaze. One of the best things to come from the 80s. Their 2011 live tour was fantastic.
From spinning around my parents' living room aged 7 I've loved them. They still get my vote for the number of top flight songs they've written (both for themselves and others), with lyrics that reach far beyond most bands. I should say synthpop is my passion, and I also love pretty much all the other bands in this list.
It is incredible that they are behind AHA and Duran Duran., Come on guys we are not voting who are most macho or most good looking bands we are here to vote for talented bands and PSB are one of the most talented bands since the Beatles., Aha number 2? Duran Duran number 3? A huge Internet joke here.
Simply the best band ever. Not only in the synth-pop genre.V 4 Comments
It's a disgrace that nobody put them on this list before me - jrodz
How are they so low? These guys are the best.
Should be in the Top 3. Why is A-ha, a one hit wonder, even on this list? - overhang
Can't believe their not in this top ten
A seminal synthpop band.V 1 Comment
They are the definition of synthpop. Vince Clarke was an electronic music pioneer. Erasure may be the least critically acclaimed of all the bands he created, but it embodies the essence of synthpop the most.
Erasure are just amazing and are probably one of the most underrated bands in the history of pop music.
My favorite band of the 80's, I find it very surprising that they never made it that big in the United States.
Sheer beautiful, brilliance.V 2 Comments
Soft Cell amazing! But where is Erasure? La Roux also please.
Influenced a lot of bands...
I love you, Paul Reynolds!
A few major hits though they undoubtedly emphasized the synthesizer and used it well. 👌
The ultimate dance-punk driven band! A pearl to the New Wave culture!
They were a synthpop band before becoming an industrial metal band.
Mick Karn's progressive improvisational basslines were indescribable. David Sylvian's vocals had a blissful, unique tone. Barbieri was incredible on the synthesizers. This band was literally insane. Mick Karn moved around stage like he was walking on water, and the funny thing is they were biggest in Japan, not the country in which they formed, England. They played with an understanding of how to create really interesting melodies and structures. Their songs weren't necessarily catchy all the time, they were made for real music fans and developed their style over time, which is why they weren't really accepted up there with the commercial likes of Duran Duran (Who completely and utterly ripped Japan off). There will never be another Japan. One of the greatest bands of all time. - KingCobalt
Still going strong. "Love In The Age Of War" is Ivan's best album to date!
Remember 'Don't You Forget About Me' from Breakfast Club? - johnny_pt
The only song an American can remember. Not even written by the band themselves.
Ultravox was me and my father's favorite band before he sadly died. Some of this band's songs were at the memorial.
A rock/pop band from the 70s, incorporating the romantic movement of the 80s!
They would join Yes and make another great Pop song.
Another 'Duran Duran' kind of music! Hope you like it.
Frankie say "Relax"
Wow, Alison Moyet had a very strong and beautiful voice. Loved their albums.
Martin Frye... Look of Love... Poison Arrow... Date Stampe... Classics!
Sharp synth & smart lyrics.
Pure class there music stands the test of time...
A romantic group with a good mixture of lyrics and synth
I can't believe ABBA is not in the list - the mother of synth pop!
WHY IS ABBA ON THE BOTTOM?
Lol! abba isn't a synthpop band! they are did disco and eurodance
How can you forget Visage? They were the foundation of all things 80's & Romantic!
Neeed to be lots higher on this list, at least in top 20!
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