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Subject: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/19/04 at 2:35 pm

? :)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: elefanten on 09/19/04 at 2:38 pm

i think it's The Bugles - Video killed the radio star.. i love that song

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/19/04 at 2:39 pm

"DREAMING OF ME"-DEPECHE MODE- very catchy and fun, with out the crap of "today" pop ;D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/19/04 at 2:46 pm

......and also "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead"-DEPECHE MODE-not depressing like the title suggests. it was just to throw the listener off :D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: sputnikcorp on 09/19/04 at 3:35 pm

enola gay by OMD. it has a catchy synth beat and it has an anti-war, anti-nuke message, a perfect nugget of 80s new wave.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/19/04 at 5:17 pm


......and also "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead"-DEPECHE MODE-not depressing like the title suggests. it was just to throw the listener off :D


I love "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead!" A happy little song with a depressing title. :) Add to the list:

"Sleepwalk" by Ultravox
"Underpass" by John Foxx
"Warm Leatherette" and "T.V.O.D." by The Normal
"Are 'Friends' Electric?" by Gary Numan
"Empire State Human" by The Human League
"Genetic Engineering," "Messages," and "Electricity" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
"Tora! Tora! Tora!" by Depeche Mode


I could go on and on...:)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/19/04 at 6:23 pm

"Alive and Kicking" by Simple Minds.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/19/04 at 6:38 pm

Another one to add (since I just listened to it):

"Mr. X" (or "Herr X," the German version) by Ultravox :)

(I just finished listening to "Herr X.")

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: bj26 on 09/20/04 at 7:29 am

This is probably the hardest question ever posted on the thread :o. 
Guess it's a toss up between:

Words - Missing Persons
love without anger - devo
Failure - depesch Mode
Poison Arrow - ABC
Independence Day - CS Angles
Fascination - Thompson Twins

I apologize, just can't decide on the best song, these just happened to pop into mind, but there are zillions of others all going on in my head at the same time :D - all my faves!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: joedeertae on 09/20/04 at 7:41 am


i think it's The Bugles - Video killed the radio star.. i love that song


me too, this is a great tune
also, Pet Shop Boys' - West End Girls

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/20/04 at 9:43 am


Failure - depesch Mode


There's no such song by Depeche Mode...

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Kryllith on 09/20/04 at 10:22 am

Some of my favs...

"Oh Jungleland" -- Simple Minds
"The Different Story" -- Peter Schilling
"A Question of Time" -- Depeche Mode
"Enola Gay" -- OMD
"I've Been Losing You" -- a-ha
"Dr. Mabuse" -- Propaganda
"Electric Dreams" -- Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moredor
"How Long?" -- Information Society

Kryllith

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: bj26 on 09/20/04 at 11:26 am




There's no such song by Depeche Mode...

Absolutely Vile


Vile, the song is actually Enjoy the silence, performend by Failure on a Depech Mode tribute album. I recall the original way back when.  Failure did the song dam good, definately one of my favorite new wave songs. 

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: redhead007 on 09/20/04 at 12:25 pm

I'm going to throw an obscure one out there and say:

Espionage- The Sound of Breaking Hearts

Never a top 40 hit but should have been. I also agree with Kryllith on a-ha "I've Been Losing You." That was always one of my favorites from them.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: McDonald on 09/20/04 at 12:54 pm

Wow, I love new wave so I'll have to compose a list...

"Keep Feeling (Fascination)" - Human League
"The Killing Moon" - Echo and the Bunnymen
"The Cutter" - Echo and the Bunnymen
"Silver" - Echo and the Bunnymen
"Never Stop" - Echo and the Bunnymen
"Alive and Kicking" - Simple Minds
"Never Let Me Down Again" - Depeche Mode
"In my Room" - Yaz
"Melt with You" - Modern English
~Anything by the Cure
"Running Up the Hill (A Deal With God)" - Kate Bush
"Hounds of Love" - Kate Bush
"The Big Sky" - Kate Bush

There are so so many more, and since I'm only 19 right now, I don't even know the half of it.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 1:19 pm

yeah, i dig those. especially "tora,tora,tora". ...."i played an american"

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: totally80'schick on 09/20/04 at 1:38 pm

My favorite,..............well does anyone remember After The Fire with the song Der Kommisar??  They also had a non-english version of it.  It was a great club dance song, very popular.  :)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 1:45 pm

yeah i know that one. totally cool. ;D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: elefanten on 09/20/04 at 1:59 pm

i though it was Falco who has made Der Kommisar

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 2:03 pm

i think he made the remix....

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/20/04 at 2:42 pm


My favorite,..............well does anyone remember After The Fire with the song Der Kommisar??  They also had a non-english version of it.  It was a great club dance song, very popular.   :)

i though it was Falco who has made Der Kommisar

i think he made the remix....


Er...no...Falco did the original. In mostly German. After The Fire did a cover of it in the same year, I believe. I definitely prefer Falco's version!

By the way...just an observation (not meaning to be snobby)...but a lot of songs mentioned are not New Wave! Perhaps a definition is in order? My interpretation is this (which is the criteria upon which I picked my fave New Wave songs):

New Wave is a style of music which started in the late seventies, and unfortunately was dead by the mid-eighties, which is defined by groups who made music totally different than anything else. They either used new and innovative (at the time) ways of making music, i.e. synths, samplers, or other techological gadgets...or they combined different styles of music to make a style of their own, i.e. The Police. I, personally, tend to confuse New Wave with New Romantic because a lot of my favourite "New Wave" groups could also be considered "New Romantic."  I like the electronic side of New Wave. :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 2:44 pm

oh....right :D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 3:00 pm

OH CRAP!!!!...Lets not forget "absolute" by Scritti Politti!!! that one's a groove! ;D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 3:12 pm

......see the video @ http://homepage.mac.com/johnhyde/iMovieTheater233.html

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/20/04 at 3:14 pm




Vile, the song is actually Enjoy the silence, performend by Failure on a Depech Mode tribute album. I recall the original way back when.  Failure did the song dam good, definately one of my favorite new wave songs. 


So are you saying you like the cover or the original? Neither is New Wave, though. "Enjoy The Silence" isn't even eighties. (It's from 1990. Close enough, I suppose!) :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Kryllith on 09/20/04 at 3:25 pm

I usually just group New Wave in with New Romantic. ;)

Kryllith

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/20/04 at 4:14 pm

Two more: "Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson and "West End Girls" (actually, anything) by The Pet Shop Boys (new wave or not).

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/20/04 at 5:50 pm

Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour!!! just heard it. RADICAL.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/22/04 at 6:21 pm

ok, this one's not new wave but ITS AWSOME!! HE TOTALLY WORKS THE VOCODER !!!!!!
I Only Have Eyes For You - ZAPP

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Abercrombie86 on 09/22/04 at 6:34 pm

pretty cool

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Niko101 on 09/23/04 at 1:46 am

  OMG Vile, it's so freaky how our minds think the same way sometimes. I have to deal with the music format debate practically every week. Our Thursday night gig here in Seattle is called "Rock Lobster." We have always considered it a retro night focusing on danceable New Wave, Alternative and Electronic Progressive, which mostly covers the 80s. For some reason, many people mistake it for an "80s night" (I blame Polly Esther's). We have never called it an 80s night...it's too easy to misinterpret such a vague theme. Most of the debate is raised by people making misinformed requests, like Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson (we call them Thursday's "axis of evil"  :P). We also get those few that complain about some songs being out of place...The Farm "All Together Now," EMF "Unbelievable," etc. Whenever these are brought up, I just tell them that we'll have to stop playing anything off of "Violator," then. That usually shuts them up.
  I guess my point is that there is such a cross-mutation of styles from that era when it comes to New Wave. Duran Duran was New Romantic, New Order was Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic Furs were Modern Rock...but most people today lump them all into the "New Wave" category. Have you ever stopped to read the track listings on those "New Wave" compilation CDs? Some of them just make me scratch my head and say "Ummmm...right, so how did they think that would fit?"
  As for the topic at hand, there's no way I can narrow that one down. Maybe later... ;)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: FreddieMercury on 09/23/04 at 5:53 am

"Planet Earth" Duran Duran...that is just sooo new wave  :)  The band Massive Ego just remade it and it's pretty good...I've been playing the video (not so good) when I DJ lately....

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 09/23/04 at 11:32 pm


   I guess my point is that there is such a cross-mutation of styles from that era when it comes to New Wave. Duran Duran was New Romantic, New Order was Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic Furs were Modern Rock...but most people today lump them all into the "New Wave" category. Have you ever stopped to read the track listings on those "New Wave" compilation CDs? Some of them just make me scratch my head and say "Ummmm...right, so how did they think that would fit?"


Yeah, I guess it's hard to say what's "New Wave" and what isn't. As I've said, I always confused it with New Romantic or looked at the electronic side of it. But then you consider groups like The Police and Blondie who could easily be considered New Wave because they mixed a whole bunch of styles of music together to make a whole new entity of their own! As for compilation CD's...I have a few New Wave (so-called) ones and I do wonder why some of the songs are on there in the first place. Obviously the people who put them together had no clue. It also reminds me of a punk compilation I had called The Best Punk Album In The World...Ever! Joe Jackson was on it. The song: "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" I'm sorry, but last I checked Joe Jackson was never punk rock. In fact, I'd be more likely to put him in the New Wave category. But he's definitely not punk! :P

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Alice on 09/24/04 at 2:39 am

Talk Talk - Talk Talk (1982)
Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie & The Banshees (1978)
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure (1979)
She's In Parties - Bauhaus (1983)
Body Electric - The Sisters Of Mercy (1982)
Love Will Tears Apart Again - Joy Division (1980)
Turning Japanese - The Vapors (1980)
Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins (1980)
Rock Lobster - The B-52's (1980)
Hanging On The Telephone - Blondie (1978)
Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders (1980)
Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs (1981)
I Got You - Split Enz (1980)
Flowers Of Romance - Public Image Ltd (1981)
Going Underground - The Jam (1980)
I Could Be Happy - Altered Images (1981)
Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Gos (1981)
Making Plans For Nigel - XTC (1979)
Satisfaction - Devo (1978)
My Perfect Cousin - The Undertones (1980)

...etc.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: s85 on 09/24/04 at 3:56 am

what about the Talking Heads? best band ever and definately new wave! my favourite song is Slippery People, it just makes my hips swing

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Chipmunk on 09/24/04 at 10:52 am

SUNSET NOW by Heaven 17 the best danceable new wave song
also
DREAM ATTACK by New Order

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Niko101 on 09/24/04 at 12:24 pm

Okay, so after hours of trying not to think about this topic  :P, I've come up with a few favs that should fit:
Blancmange "Lose Your Love"
INXS "Don't Change" & "This Time"
Malcolm McLaren feat. Lisa Marie "Something's Jumping In Your Shirt"
Erasure "Drama" & "Blue Savannah"
Yaz "Nobody's Diary"
DM "Meaning of Love" & "See You"
Secession "The Magician"
A Flock of Seagulls "Space Age Love Song"

I'll stop there, otherwise I'll get way too carried away!  :D

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: lebeiw15 on 09/24/04 at 11:55 pm




Yeah, I guess it's hard to say what's "New Wave" and what isn't. As I've said, I always confused it with New Romantic or looked at the electronic side of it. But then you consider groups like The Police and Blondie who could easily be considered New Wave because they mixed a whole bunch of styles of music together to make a whole new entity of their own! As for compilation CD's...I have a few New Wave (so-called) ones and I do wonder why some of the songs are on there in the first place. Obviously the people who put them together had no clue. It also reminds me of a punk compilation I had called The Best Punk Album In The World...Ever! Joe Jackson was on it. The song: "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" I'm sorry, but last I checked Joe Jackson was never punk rock. In fact, I'd be more likely to put him in the New Wave category. But he's definitely not punk! :P

Absolutely Vile

Okay, well.. some of Jackson's songs really have a punk-rock sound to them, in my opinion.  But "Is She Really Going Out With Him" on "the best punk compilation" doesn't sound right.  He's much more new wave to me. :)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: McDonald on 09/25/04 at 1:04 pm

Wasn't the term 'new wave' coined to describe all the new British pop music that was coming over in the 80s? That massive *wave* of Britpop? At least that was my understanding of it. Help me.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: KimberIndy on 09/25/04 at 3:55 pm

Cuts You Up  Peter Murphy

I never get tired of that song. Ever.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/25/04 at 6:48 pm


SUNSET NOW by Heaven 17 the best danceable new wave song
also
DREAM ATTACK by New Order

I love Heaven 17!  "Sunset Now" is a great song.  Another awesome song overlooked on that overlooked album, "How Men Are," is "The Skin I'm In," the slower number with the great Fairlight CMI orchestra, and the sampled classical guitar.

"Dream Attack," great though it is, postdates the end of New Wave by a few years.

How about "Everything's Gone Green"?

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/25/04 at 6:56 pm

Alice & Niko, great lists!

I agree, Talking Heads were definitely part of New Wave, but only until the "Speaking In Tongues" album which was there last great studio album.  "Slippery People" qualifies, as does "Burning Down the House," "Girlfriend is Better," and "Naive Melody."  Don't forget "Once in a Lifetime," from my favorite TH album, "Remain in Light."

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: phil on 01/29/05 at 6:58 am


I'm going to throw an obscure one out there and say:

Espionage- The Sound of Breaking Hearts

Never a top 40 hit but should have been. I also agree with Kryllith on a-ha "I've Been Losing You." That was always one of my favorites from them.
I played the moog prodigy on that record!! phil :)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Full_House_Fan on 01/29/05 at 9:46 pm

I would say Take On Me by a-ha, but that barely counts.  a-ha are late-80s synth pop. 

So I'll pick a song almost as good: Whip It - Devo.

Although People are People by Depeche Mode is also very good ...

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: alana on 01/30/05 at 7:31 pm

I agree Kryllith! I have that song on right now, it's so goooooooooodddddddddd! Gotta love Peter!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: McDonald on 01/30/05 at 7:59 pm

"Best Friend" - English Beat
"52 Girls" - B-52's
"Private Idaho" - B-52's
"Love-----> Building on Fire" - Talking Heads
"Found a Job" - Talking Heads
"Age of Consent" - New Order
"Suddenly Last Summer" - The Motels
"Candice" - Siouxsie and the Banshees
"Dance Hall Days" - Wang Chung


There are more that I can't think of at the second.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: jackas on 02/03/05 at 3:16 pm


Cuts You Up  Peter Murphy

I never get tired of that song. Ever.



That was a great song, but is it considered New Wave?  I'm thinking alternative.   

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: jackas on 02/03/05 at 3:17 pm

I Ran - Flock of Seagulls

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/07/05 at 1:34 am

To me, a group that really defined New Wave was The Talking Heads - so I'd say "Burning Down the House" is a clear cut New Wave song in every sense of the word.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Criz on 10/07/05 at 9:03 am

Now this is a toughy!

I would have to give honourable mention to:

Yazzo - Nobody's Diary
Visage - Fade To Grey
Gary Numan - Cars
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
OMD - Souvenir
Erasure - Sometimes
Heaven 17 - Temptation
The Specials - Ghost Town

...there's more to come later!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Satish on 10/07/05 at 10:10 am

I don't mean to continue the harping about musical classifications, but I'm not sure if Simple Minds, Kate Bush, Bananarama, INXS and Kim Wilde count as "new wave." But I could be wrong.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/14/05 at 2:02 am


I don't mean to continue the harping about musical classifications, but I'm not sure if Simple Minds, Kate Bush, Bananarama, INXS and Kim Wilde count as "new wave." But I could be wrong.


I kinda agree - INXS, Kim Wilde, and Bananarama are more pop oriented. The most "new wave" was Kate Bush out of that group.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: _adam_ on 10/14/05 at 4:03 pm


I don't mean to continue the harping about musical classifications, but I'm not sure if Simple Minds, Kate Bush, Bananarama, INXS and Kim Wilde count as "new wave." But I could be wrong.


INXS,Simple Minds,Kate bush are more College Rock.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: whistledog on 10/14/05 at 4:17 pm

Kim Wilde's early songs like "Kids in America" and "Cambodia" were very new wave, but her later stuff like "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "You Came" were more pop orientated

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: angelpup on 10/14/05 at 6:18 pm

i would have to say video killed the radio star by the bugles  :)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Criz on 10/19/05 at 6:39 am


Kim Wilde's early songs like "Kids in America" and "Cambodia" were very new wave, but her later stuff like "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "You Came" were more pop orientated


Definitly agree with you there!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/19/05 at 1:55 pm

I posted a long list on this thread last year.  I couldn't choos a "best," and naming great New Wave songs is like shooting fish in a barrel!

Heeeere are a few more:

Peter Godwin: Torch Songs For the Heroine (produced by Midge Ure of Ultravox)
Robert Gorl, featuring Annie Lennox: Darling Don't Leave Me (zee alzo DAF)
Bill Nelson: Flaming Desire
Care: Flaming Sword (Ian Broudie, later of The Lightning Seeds, also producer for Echo & The Bunnymen, etc.)
A Popular History Of Signs: If She Was A Car

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 11/30/05 at 1:37 pm

My faves would be:
Planet Earth by Duran Duran
Only You by Yaz
Pale Shelter by Tears for Fears
It's My Life by Talk Talk
Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs
Whisper to a Scream by Icicle Works

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: nondiva234 on 11/30/05 at 5:30 pm

The best New Wave song according to me, is any song from BLONDIE!!!! I'm ecstatic that they were inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: SAM-Indonesia on 11/30/05 at 11:51 pm

Does anyone recall the Cheese? It maybe an error in writing I remember the songs: Asia, Fred Astaire and Smiling. The vocalist is female with three other guys playing instruments. And if you agree I include Spandau Ballet on the list because Gold and Only when You Leave are the best new wave song

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 12/01/05 at 1:24 am

I'm putting in a word for "Change In Mood", by the Australian new wave band, Kids In The Kitchen. That song is timeless! 8)

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Criz on 12/04/05 at 2:39 pm


"Kids in America" always came off as "pop" to me. I didn't really see it as a departure from anything else at the time. I haven't heard "Cambodia" so that could be a different story!


I'm not sure - I reckon they would definitly be at the pop end of the new-wave scale, but nonetheless still 'new wave'. Cambodia is a little synthy too, but I would call 'Kids in America' more new wave - if we're going to go into that much detail!!!

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: The Smurf on 12/05/05 at 2:58 pm

New dawn fades : Joy Division (end of the 70's but...)
All cats are grey : The Cure
Nightshift : Siouxsie and the Banshees
War dance : Killing Joke
Melt with you : The Modern English
Don't fall : The Chameleons
Black celebration : Depeche Mode
Tina town : Kas Product
Making plans for Nigel : XTC
Echo beach : Martha and the Muffins
Marian : The Sisters of Mercy
(She Sells) Sanctuary : The Cult
Perfect : The The
Big Sleep : Simple Minds
Snake dance : The March Violets
Wax and wane : Cocteau Twins
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want : The Smiths
The Back Door to Heaven : Aztec Camera
Rip it up : Orange Juice

and so much more in my heart....


Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: Tia on 12/05/05 at 3:22 pm

i was gonna throw in for blondie. they were pure genius.

i loved that one cult album, the one with sanctuary on it. i threw in electric the other day and actually thought it was kinda boring, all the riffs are really cliche.

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: SAM-Indonesia on 12/06/05 at 9:39 pm


Does anyone recall the Cheese? It maybe an error in writing I remember the songs: Asia, Fred Astaire and Smiling. The vocalist is female with three other guys playing instruments. And if you agree I include Spandau Ballet on the list because Gold and Only when You Leave are the best new wave song

I want to inform that I already recall the new wave band i.e. the MO. Thanks to friend there. Anywayl I need more info about the members, thanks.   

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: KKay on 02/01/06 at 1:45 pm


enola gay by OMD. it has a catchy synth beat and it has an anti-war, anti-nuke message, a perfect nugget of 80s new wave.


the definition of new wave! good one!
How about Antmusic by Adam and the Ants?
and Cars by Gary Numan?
Blinded me with Science by Thomas Dolby?
in addition to the others mentioned..

Subject: Re: BEST NEW WAVE SONG!

Written By: lleelee on 02/05/06 at 7:20 pm

I dont have one favorite new wave song because they are so many but when I thinkof new wave I think of the groups

Blondie, Talk Talk, Gary Numan, New Order, Joy Division, Erasure, The cure, The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen, and the B-52s. Of course there's more but  they were the most popular to me.

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