Top 10 New Wave BandsThese 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 live can't get better than gahan strutting his stuff on stage he never lets u down.
Tears for Fears
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Depeche Mode hands down the best new wave band ever!
"depeche mode is a great and creative band"
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
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...
Talk about five guys who studied the artistry of New Wave, y’know, who lived it, who breathed it, who were rebels at it. That’s Duran Duran.
You can easily count on one hand the number of British pop groups that achieved what Duran Duran have done.
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.
New Wave, Art Pop, Art Punk, Post Punk, Funk, Afrobeat. These guys can be classified as tons of stuff.
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
They are so much better than The Killers! Seriously, people?
This band is like the opposite of New Wave
These guys are basically the phoenix that rose out of the ashes of one of the most influential post-punk bands ever, Joy Division! How can you not like them!?
I feel that it’s implied based off band alone that this is the definitive new wave band
How is joy division higher when they weren’t even new wave yet smh.
Blondie is the epitome of new wave! Their quirky lyrics, riffs, and roots at CBGB's...they are #1 in the new wave category.
Anything below top 5 is an injustice to this band. Blondie INVENTED new wave
Come on, this is the qiuntessal new wave band
I love Debbi Harry
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.
Dude, The Killers were formed 20 years too late to be called new wave. New wave is exclusively a late 70's and 80's thing, with artists like Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. The Killers might be new wave revival, that's for sure, but they're most certainly not new wave.
One of my gave bands next to the strokes. Love the killers. They sound brilliant. Brandon flowers very talented. There's something catchy and stuff u can relate to on all their albums. X
sholud be number 1. and why is rhcp number 2? they're good but not new wave. they are 25 years old
The Killers aren't new wave, though. New wave revival, maybe, but not new wave.
new wave has been here since the 70s... love the killers and the peppers
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 guess the creator of this list never heard of this band. - Gehenna
TFF are amazing. Simply amazing.
Though I'm not much into new wave or a popier approach to rock in general, The Police will forever be one of my favourite bands, their music is just stunning and has helped me through some rough times.
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.
Founders of the New Wave!
One of the best early new wave bands
They made "Marquee Moon". Need I say more?
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
Devo is one of the greatest bands of all time. Girl U Want is a stroke of genius. Should be #1!
15th?! Really?! Out of all listed, DEVO should be #1!
"We're through bein' cool..." Amazing.
I love devo