Top 10 New Wave GroupsShinnypoo These 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.
The Top Ten
Depeche Mode hands down the best new wave band ever!
Totally. Love the gahan smacked up days n performances
Wow, second place. Totally should be first, but every band on this list is really good. So much better than the music now, I can't even listen to 2000's 1st century music without the fear of my ears bleeding - invinciblemario99
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... - invinciblemario99
Love Duran Duran, they were the sound of my youth. The Cars, Blondie,The Police and anything Joan Jett was awesome too.
BEST 80S BAND PERIOD!
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. - c0mf0rta61ynum6
Ok... besides the Killers, NONE OF THESE BANDS ARE NEW WAVE. what?!?! THE Beatles?!?!? God this is SO messed up. What about Depeche Mode? The Cure? SOMETHING ACTUALLY NEW WAVE? I feel like all of these lists are voted by people who don't know what they're talking about.
new wave has been here since the 70s... love the killers and the peppers - Flyingcobra
sholud be number 1. and why is rhcp number 2? they're good but not new wave. they are 25 years old - awesomenessdefined
I like them, but I think they're more indie and alternative rock - Userguy44V 1 Comment
They are so much better than The Killers! Seriously, people? - Pony
This band is like the opposite of New Wave - Erucu
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
Come on, this is the qiuntessal new wave band - RecklessGreed
I love Debbi Harry
They made "Marquee Moon". Need I say more? - Pony
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. - Gruunge
Founders of the New Wave!
"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! "
15th?! Really?! Out of all listed, DEVO should be #1!
"We're through bein' cool..." Amazing.
They have made new wave popular in todays society and given it a name and unique identity. They are a modern day version of the kingsmen, or what I imagine the kingsmen would be like today. Their edgy style make listening to a song of their's great.
I have been listening to The Shins since I was little, they have a song for everyone. I highly recommend you listen! They have touched me with their music unlike any other band. Love The Shins!
I love the shins. their songs are just fun to listen to. -
One of the best early new wave bands
Great band with plain cool music
Take me out and jacqueline -
They are a soft band that is very strong as one. whatever song you like of theirs is so good that it keeps repeating in your head!
Modern way and ruby are my picks -
Laugh out loud why is A-ha not here? Come on guys they so many good song they have to be here!
They deserve no1 this is kidding great band
BEST band ever they have good messages a
Why isn't Tears For Fears in the top five? It deserves to be higher, even more higher than Duran Duran. Actually, it deserves to be number 1! - Gehenna
I love them. Amazing music.
Dark blue -
The network is real new wave
Their first albums were kinda new wave, but now they're just... poppy - Gruunge
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2. Siouxsie & the Banshees
3. The Cure
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