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.
Not only one of the best new wave bands of all time, but they are definitely one of my favourite music artists. The dark, unique and melancholy sound of their music is just incredible.
Depeche mode live can't get better than gahan strutting his stuff on stage he never lets u down.
Depeche Mode hands down the best new wave band ever!
Totally. Love the gahan smacked up days n performances
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...
You can easily count on one hand the number of British pop groups that achieved what Duran Duran have done.
Devo #1? The Furs and Tears for Fears ahead of Duran? Obviously voted on by people not around during that era.
Love Duran Duran, they were the sound of my youth. The Cars, Blondie,The Police and anything Joan Jett was awesome too.
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.
Easily the best new wave band. They deserve number one
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
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 makes very catchy and enjoyable songs. The female singer has a beautiful voice as well.
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
They are so much better than The Killers! Seriously, people?
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
I like them, but I think they're more indie and alternative rock
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
Tears for Fears is great. They have a very unique and catchy sound to their music. "Everybody wants to Rule the world" is one of my favourite songs of all time in my personal opinion as well.
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.
One of the best early new wave bands
They made "Marquee Moon". Need I say more?
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 their haircuts.
A-ha makes really catchy and nostalgic music. Also I know this is a cliché thing to say but "Take me on" is one of the most iconic songs of all time.
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
"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! "