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
Hands down the best! These other bands are chumps. It's like comparing a Kia to a BMW.
loved depeche mode... great saw them in coventry in the 80's... well they have never gone away
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!
Greatest synth-pop band ever and the greatest live performances, wow! Martin Gore is a musical genius. Haven't missed a live show since 1987. So glad they are still around.V 11 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
From all the bands from this genre, A-ha stands out the best! The best 80's band indeed.. they sound much better and impressive in their live shows.. This need band needs to be on the top!V 6 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
Apart from being too 90s Techno, they were created around the eighties.
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.
HOW IS ERASURE NOT ON THIS LIST.
Lead the way in synthpop. Classic timeless albums across the board. They get my vote
DM Some Great Reward tape was my first from them and I was all aboard...Saw OMD on the Masses tour in May of 88 and I couldn't believe it...still my favorite concert ever to this date...Both bands are the very best of the synth bands of the 70s, 80s and 90s...nothing compares.V 5 Comments
Who has as mind to disagree, I've traveled the world and the seven seas. Everybody's looking for something. - comicocoV 1 Comment
For the synthpop german-based band!V 1 Comment
Australian 80s pop band, created to play in bars/pubs only.
Michael Hutchence is the soul of this amazing band...love
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"...
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.
25 years and their music is still lovely! I love them!... Can't wait to see them live one day...
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.
"What did I do to deserve this"...with the infamous Dusty Springfield (Thank you, Pet Shop Boys! ). One of my favorite sad to happy songV 2 Comments
It's a disgrace that nobody put them on this list before me - jrodz
Can't believe their not in this top ten
Incredible band... Just awesome
How are they so low? These guys are the best.
A seminal synthpop band.
Soft Cell amazing! But where is Erasure? La Roux also please.
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.
The ultimate dance-punk driven band! A pearl to the New Wave culture!
They were a synthpop band before becoming an industrial metal band.
Still going strong. "Love In The Age Of War" is Ivan's best album to date!
They would join Yes and make another great Pop song.
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List StatsUpdated 26 Feb 2017
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2. Depeche Mode
3. New Order
2. Depeche Mode
2. Duran Duran
3. Simple Minds