Best Synthpop Bands of The Eighties

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21 The Buggles

They would join Yes and make another great Pop song.

22 Erasure

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.

My young years were made bearable they listening to my favorite duo of all time. Vince and Andy always!

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23 Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Another 'Duran Duran' kind of music! Hope you like it.

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24 Ultravox

Ultravox was me and my father's favorite band before he sadly died. Some of this band's songs were at the memorial.

25 Talk Talk
26 Heaven 17

Pure class there music stands the test of time...

27 Novecento
28 Japan

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

29 Yazoo (Yaz)
30 Bronski Beat
31 ABC
32 When In Rome
33 Camouflage
34 Rational Youth
35 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

I can't believe ABBA is not in the list - the mother of synth pop!


Lol! abba isn't a synthpop band! they are did disco and eurodance

36 Dead or Alive
37 Desireless
38 Toyah
39 Information Society
40 Oingo Boingo
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