Top 10 New Wave BandsShinnypoo 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
Martin Gore is a genius.
"depeche mode is a great and creative band"
Great band! - williamb
Depeche mode live can't get better than gahan strutting his stuff on stage he never lets u down. - Lesley7773 Comments
You can easily count on one hand the number of British pop groups that achieved what Duran Duran have done.
Way better than Depeche Mode. - Adrian_4
If you'd want to give the decade of the 80s another name, you'd might as well call it Duran Duran.6 Comments
New Wave, Art Pop, Art Punk, Post Punk, Funk, Afrobeat. These guys can be classified as tons of stuff. - DarkBoi-X
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.
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. - Adrian_4
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
The Killers aren't new wave, though. New wave revival, maybe, but not new wave. - Adrian_4
I like them, but I think they're more indie and alternative rock - Userguy441 Comment
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
How is joy division higher when they weren’t even new wave yet smh.
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!?
They are so much better than The Killers! Seriously, people? - Pony
This band is like the opposite of New Wave - Erucu
Blondie is the epitome of new wave! Their quirky lyrics, riffs, and roots at CBGB's...they are #1 in the new wave category.
Come on, this is the qiuntessal new wave band - RecklessGreed
I love Debbi Harry
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. - Gruunge
Founders of the New Wave!
Devo is one of the greatest bands of all time. Girl U Want is a stroke of genius. Should be #1!
I love devo
"We're through bein' cool..." Amazing.
15th?! Really?! Out of all listed, DEVO should be #1!
One of the best early new wave bands
I guess the creator of this list never heard of this band. - Gehenna
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
TFF are amazing. Simply amazing. - PositronWildhawk
They made "Marquee Moon". Need I say more? - Pony
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
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. -
Great band with plain cool music
Take me out and jacqueline -
"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! "
Seriously underrated band! They hated being called New Wave but I can't really think of them as anything but.
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 -
BEST band ever they have good messages a
I love them. Amazing music.
Dark blue -
Favorite band of mine. Adrian Borland as the front man. R.I.P. Adrian.
The network is real new wave
Their first albums were kinda new wave, but now they're just... poppy - Gruunge
Great, sublime, amazing, unique
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