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
My favourite band of all time still love their music as much as I did when I first heard them back in the 80's - Lesley777
Best and greatest band ever, even in 2019 I still listen to DM daily, their concert at Birmingham NIA in 2017 was awesome (my 4th time see them live throughout 30yrs of music)
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.
loved depeche mode... great saw them in coventry in the 80's... well they have never gone awayV 18 Comments
Erasure Is My Favorite Group of Electro Pop...
ERASURE Classic Band of Electronic Pop!
This Band is King's Of Synthpop...
Andy Bell & Vince Clarke The Best Ever!V 25 Comments
take me on
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!
A disgrace erasure are not on this list!
My favorite band ever! So nostalgic and deep! Before even the Doors and QueenV 8 Comments
I think one of the reasons why Duran Duran deserves a high spot is because they were the right band at the right time. They were a part of the New Romantic movement, which was a backlash to the UK's Punk scene during the late 70s, in which everything was about being aggressive, looking torn up, and "play as fast as you can! " The New Romantic movement was society's way of trying to be more innovative, elegant, and flamboyant, like,"Hey it's a couple of straight guys trying to look all glamorous and be more reinventive(like back in the early 70's Glam scene)." It was literally a backlash against Punk. The only different is that Duran Duran were the tops dogs of the movement. They brought that scene to the mainstream and adapted it to the MTV generation. People wanted it, people loved it, they fell in love with it, it changed a lot of people's hearts and minds, and that was partly the sound of the 80s.
The Eighties' answer to The Beatles. Enough said.
Duran Duran were the 80s incarnate. Nothing else said.
Makeup and synths were part of the new wave culture. Yes, Duran Duran resembles very well that part of the 80s. - johnny_ptV 3 Comments
Apart from being too 90s Techno, they were created around the eighties.
Another passin, mode of joy division
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! -
Still going to sell out concerts all over the world and still making albums these are miles ahead of the rest for me
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.
Lead the way in synthpop. Classic timeless albums across the board. They get my vote
HOW IS ERASURE NOT ON THIS LIST.V 7 Comments
Best live. A proper band, tight as heck and sexy as hell.
Australian 80s pop band, created to play in bars/pubs only.
Michael Hutchence is the soul of this amazing band...love
The quality and deepness of their compositions were above the bands that are in top here.
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.V 1 Comment
Absolutely the number one synth-pop band of all time! No question about it. Their new album, the third in a trilogy with Stuart Price will be released in January 2020. They have two stage shows out at the moment and have produced music for the new show 'My Beautiful Launderette'. They have not stopped since 1985! No splits, just consistent high quality output.
Collaboration with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander is the next release.
They are the best band ever! Everything throughout their career has been amazing!
Top five. Right there with Depeche Mode and New Order at the top.
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.V 7 Comments
It's a disgrace that nobody put them on this list before me - jrodz
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
Should be in the Top 3. Why is A-ha, a one hit wonder, even on this list? - overhang
How are they so low? These guys are the best.
Can't believe their not in this top ten
Incredible band... Just awesomeV 1 Comment
Soft Cell amazing! But where is Erasure? La Roux also please.
They started it.
Influenced a lot of bands...
This is the Synthpop Band! Lead Guitarist, Paul Reynolds a pioneer who others copied. They were at the forefront of the error
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.
My Goodness,They should be number one.Midge you're has the most outstanding voice,the guys were geniuses and are still performing,how many of these other bands can say that?
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!
One of the greatest German bands ever! They are still making music and should be in the top 5 for sure!
They are my all time favorite syn band. They should be in the top 3!
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.
Sharp synth & smart lyrics.
Martin Frye... Look of Love... Poison Arrow... Date Stampe... Classics!
Pure class there music stands the test of time...
Pete burns is an icon!
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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