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Top 50 New Wave Groups 70s & 80s

Below is a list of the Top 50 New Wave groups , bands of the 70s and 80s with links to websites and videos for their hit music, plus a few more. These groups began appearing mainly in the UK from the late 1970s, classed as New Wave bands, New Wave Punk, and Mod Revival bands.

This list contains groups that were formed, or became famous in the 70s and 80s. The top section contains some classics to this day.

The 7digital links allow you to preview & download all the artists songs / albums.

Real Life . Aus . Send Me An Angel . Catch Me . 7digital

Yazoo . UK . Nobody's Diary . Only You . 7digital

INXS . Auss . Never Tear Us Apart . Mystify . 7digital

Ultravox . UK . Vienna . Tears in My Eyes . 7digital

Spandau Ballet . UK . The Barricades . Gold . 7digital

Frankie / Hollywood . UK . Relax . Pleasuredome . 7dig

Adam / Ants . UK . Prince Charming . Two Shoes . 7dig

Bad Manners . UK . Special Brew . Lollipop . 7digital

Berlin . US . Take My Breath Away . The Metro . 7digital

Boomtown Rats . UK . Rat Trap . Mondays . 7digital

Buzzcocks . UK . Ever Fallin' In Love . My Head . 7digital

Dead Or Alive . UK . Spin Me Round . In Too Deep . 7dig

Depeche Mode . UK . Silence . Never Let Me Down . 7dig

Dexy's M Runners . UK . Come On Eileen . Geno . 7digital

Divinyls . Aus . Touch Myself . Boys In Town . 7digital

Duran Duran . UK . Rio . Girls On Film . 7digital

Echo / Bunnymen . UK . Killing Moon . Forever . 7digital

Fiction Factory . UK . Like Heaven . Ghost Of Love . 7dig

Gary Numan . UK . Cars . Are Friends Electric . 7digital

Haircut 100 . UK . Fantatic Day . Nobody's Fool . 7digital

Happy Mondays . UK Step On . Kinky Afro . 7digital

Human League . UK . Electric Dreams . Want Me . 7digital

Inspiral Carpets . UK . How It Feels . Worlds Colide . 7dig

Jilted John . UK . Gordon Is A Moron . Steady . 7digital

Joe Jackson . UK . Out With Him . Steppin' Out . 7digital

Kajagoogoo . UK . Too Shy . Never Ending Story . 7digital

Lightning Seeds . UK . Lucky You . Life Of Riley . 7digital

Madness . UK . One Step Beyond . Must Be Love . 7digital`

Martha / Muffins . Can . Echo Beach . Black Stations . 7dig

Men At Work . Aus . Down Under . Can It Be . 7digital

Pet Shop Boys . UK . It's A Sin . West End Girls . 7digital

Roxy Music . UK . Dance Away . Love Is Drug . 7digital

Secret Affair . UK . My World . Time For Action . 7digital

Soft Cell . UK . Tainted Love . Torch . 7digital

Squeeze . UK . Cool For Cats . Up The Junction . 7digital

Stiff Little Fingers . NI . Alternative Ulster . Hero . 7digital

Talking Heads . US . Once In A Lifetime . Nowhere . 7dig

Talk Talk . UK . It's My Life . What You Make It . 7digital

Tears For Fears . UK . Rule The World . Mad World . 7dig

The B-52's . US . Love Shack . Give Me Back . 7digital

The Buggles . UK . Video Killed Radio Star . Elstree . 7dig

The Charlatans . UK . Only One I Know . Another . 7digital

The Clash . UK . London Calling . Should I Go . 7digital

The Communards . UK . Me This Way . Goodbye . 7digital

The Cure . UK . hits Friday I'm In Love . Don't Cry . 7digital

The Housemartins . UK . Caravan Of Love . Hour . 7digital

The Jags . UK . Back Of My Hand . Woman's World . 7dig

The Jam . UK . Underground . Town Called Malice . 7dig

The J Geils Band . US . Centerfold . Love Stinks . 7digital

The Knack . US . My Sharona . Good Girls Don't . 7digital

The Lambrettas . UK . Poison Ivy . London Calling . 7dig

The La's . UK . There She Goes . Alright . 7digital

The Members . UK . Suburbs . Solitary . 7digital

The Monks . UK . Nice Legs . I Ain't Getting Any . 7digital

The Selector . UK . On My Radio . 7digital

The Skids . UK . Into The Valley . Sweet Suburbia . 7digital

The Specials . UK . Ghost Town . Too Much . 7digital

The Stranglers . UK . No More Heroes . Always . 7digital

The Undertones . NI . Teenage Kiks . Summer . 7digital

The Vapors . UK . Turning Japanese . At Ten . 7digital

Tubeway Army . UK . Are Friends Electric . Cars . 7digital

UB40 . UK . Red Red Wine . Falling In Love . 7digital

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