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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.

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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 Google play links allow you to preview & download all the artists songs / albums.

Real Life . Aus . Send Me An Angel . Catch Me . Gplay

Yazoo . UK . Nobody's Diary . Only You . Google play

INXS . Auss . Never Tear Us Apart . Mystify . Google play

Ultravox . UK . Vienna . Tears in My Eyes . Google play

Spandau Ballet . UK . The Barricades . Gold . Google play

Frankie / Hollywood . UK . Relax . Pleasuredome . Gplay

Adam / Ants . UK . Prince Charming . Two Shoes . Gplay

Bad Manners . UK . Special Brew . Lollipop . Google play

Berlin . US . Take My Breath Away . The Metro . Gplay

Boomtown Rats . UK . Rat Trap . Mondays . Google play

Buzzcocks . UK . Ever Fallin' In Love . My Head . Gplay

Dead Or Alive . UK . Spin Me Round . In Too Deep . Gplay

Depeche Mode . UK . Silence . Never Let Me Down . Gplay

Dexy's M Runners . UK . Come On Eileen . Geno . Gplay

Divinyls . Aus . Touch Myself . Boys In Town . Google play

Duran Duran . UK . Rio . Girls On Film . Google play

Echo / Bunnymen . UK . Killing Moon . Forever . Gplay

Fiction Factory . UK . Like Heaven . Ghost Of Love . Gplay

Gary Numan . UK . Cars . Are Friends Electric . Gplay

Haircut 100 . UK . Fantatic Day . Nobody's Fool . Gplay

Happy Mondays . UK Step On . Kinky Afro . Gplay

Human League . UK . Electric Dreams . Want Me . Gplay

Inspiral Carpets . UK . How It Feels . Worlds Colide . Gplay

Jilted John . UK . Gordon Is A Moron . Steady . Gplay

Joe Jackson . UK . Out With Him . Steppin' Out . Gplay

Kajagoogoo . UK . Too Shy . Never Ending Story . Gplay

Lightning Seeds . UK . Lucky You . Life Of Riley . Gplay

Madness . UK . One Step Beyond . Must Be Love . Gplay`

Martha / Muffins . Can . Echo Beach . Black Stations . Gply

Men At Work . Aus . Down Under . Can It Be . Google play

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

Roxy Music . UK . Dance Away . Love Is Drug . Gplay

Secret Affair . UK . My World . Time For Action . Gplay

Soft Cell . UK . Tainted Love . Torch . Google play

Squeeze . UK . Cool For Cats . Up The Junction . Gplay

Stiff Little Fingers . NI . Alternative Ulster . Hero . Gplay

Talking Heads . US . Once In A Lifetime . Nowhere . Gplay

Talk Talk . UK . It's My Life . What You Make It . Gplay

Tears For Fears . UK . Rule The World . Mad World . Gplay

The B-52's . US . Love Shack . Give Me Back . Google play

The Buggles . UK . Video Killed Radio Star . Elstree . Gplay

The Charlatans . UK . Only One I Know . Another . Gplay

The Clash . UK . London Calling . Should I Go . Gplay

The Communards . UK . Me This Way . Goodbye . Gplay

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

The Housemartins . UK . Caravan Of Love . Hour . Gplay

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

The Jam . UK . Underground . Town Called Malice . Gplay

The J Geils Band . US . Centerfold . Love Stinks . Gplay

The Knack . US . My Sharona . Good Girls Don't . Gplay

The Lambrettas . UK . Poison Ivy . London Calling . Gplay

The La's . UK . There She Goes . Alright . Google play

The Members . UK . Suburbs . Solitary . Google play

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

The Selector . UK . On My Radio . Google play

The Skids . UK . Into The Valley . Sweet Suburbia . Gplay

The Specials . UK . Ghost Town . Too Much . Google play

The Stranglers . UK . No More Heroes . Always . Gplay

The Undertones . NI . Teenage Kiks . Summer . Gplay

The Vapors . UK . Turning Japanese . At Ten . Gplay

Tubeway Army . UK . Are Friends Electric . Cars . Gplay

UB40 . UK . Red Red Wine . Falling In Love . Google play

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