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Top 50 New Wave Groups 70s & 80s

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

Top 50 New Wave Groups 70s & 80s

Real Life . Wiki Aus Send Me An Angel . Catch Me I'm Falling . Google play

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

INXS . Wiki Australian hits Never Tear Us Apart . Mystify . Google play

Ultravox . Wiki UK hits Vienna . Dancing With Tears in My Eyes . Google play

Spandau Ballet . Wiki UK hits Through The Barricades . Gold . Google play

Frankie Goes To Hollywood . Wiki UK hits Relax . Pleasuredome . Google play


Adam and the Ants . Wiki UK Prince Charming . Two Shoes . Google play

Bad Manners . Wiki UK hits Special Brew . My Girl Lollipop . Google play

Berlin . Wiki US hits Take My Breath Away . The Metro . Google play

Boomtown Rats . Wiki UK Rat Trap . I Don't Like Mondays . Google play

Buzzcocks . Wiki UK Ever Fallin' In Love . Harmony In My Head . Google play

Dead Or Alive . Wiki UK hits You Spin Me Round . In Too Deep . Google play

Depeche Mode . Wiki UK Enjoy The Silence . Never Let Me Down . Google play

Dexy's Midnight Runners . Wiki UK hits Come On Eileen . Geno . Google play

Divinyls . Wiki Australia hits I Touch Myself . Boys In Town . Google play

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

Echo & The Bunnymen . Wiki UK Killing Moon . Forever . Google play

Fiction Factory . Wiki UK Feels Like Heaven . Ghost Of Love . Google play

Gary Numan . Wiki UK hits Cars . Are Friends Electric . Google play

Haircut 100 . Wiki UK hits Fantatic Day . Nobody's Fool . Google play

Happy Mondays . Wiki . UK hits Step On . Kinky Afro . Google play

Human League . Wiki UK Electric Dreams . Don't You Want Me . Google play

Inspiral Carpets . Wiki UK This Is How It Feels . Worlds Colide . Google play

Jilted John . Wiki UK hits Gordon Is A Moron . Going Steady . Google play

Joe Jackson . Wiki UK hits Going Out With Him . Steppin' Out . Google play

Kajagoogoo . Wiki UK hits Too Shy . Never Ending Story . Google play

Lightning Seeds . Wiki UK hits Lucky You . The Life Of Riley . Google play

Madness . Wiki UK hits One Step Beyond . It Must Be Love . Google play

Martha And The Muffins . Wiki Can Echo Beach . Black Stations . Google play

Men At Work . Wiki Aus hits Down Under . You Can Dance . Google play

Pet Shop Boys . Wiki UK hits It's A Sin . West End Girls . Google play

Roxy Music . Wiki UK hits Dance Away . Love Is The Drug . Google play

Secret Affair . Wiki UK hits My World . Time For Action . Google play

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

Squeeze . Wiki UK hits Cool For Cats . Up The Junction . Google play

Stiff Little Fingers . Wiki NI Alternative Ulster . Nobody's Hero . Google play

Talking Heads . Wiki US Once In A Lifetime . Road To Nowhere . Google play

Talk Talk . Wiki UK hits It's My Life . Life's What You Make It . Google play

Tears For Fears . Wiki UK hits Rule The World . Mad World . Google play

The B-52's . Wiki US hits Love Shack . Give Me Back My Man . Google play

The Buggles . Wiki UK Video Killed The Radio Star . Elstree . Google play

The Charlatans . Wiki UK Only One I Know . One To Another . Google play

The Clash . Wiki UK London Calling . Stay Or Should I Go . Google play

The Communards . Wiki UK Leave Me This Way . Say Goodbye . Google play

The Cure . Wiki UK hits Friday I'm In Love . Boys Don't Cry . Google play

The Housemartins . Wiki UK Caravan Of Love . Happy Hour . Google play

The Jags . Wiki UK hits Back Of My Hand . Woman's World . Google play

The Jam . Wiki UK Going Underground . Town Called Malice . Google play

The J Geils Band . Wiki US hits Centerfold . Love Stinks . Google play

The Knack . Wiki US hits My Sharona . Good Girls Don't . Google play

The Lambrettas . Wiki UK hits Poison Ivy . London Calling . Google play

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

The Members . Wiki UK The Suburbs . Solitary Confinement . Google play

The Monks . Wiki UK hits Nice Legs . I Ain't Getting Any . Google play

The Selector . Wiki UK hits On My Radio . Google play

The Skids . Wiki UK hits Into The Valley . Sweet Suburbia . Google play

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

The Stranglers . Wiki UK No More Heroes . Always The Sun . Google play

The Undertones . Wiki NI hits Teenage Kiks . The Summer . Google play

The Vapors . Wiki UK hits Turning Japanese . News At Ten . Google play

Tubeway Army . Wiki UK hits Are Friends Electric . Cars . Google play

UB40 . Wiki UK Red Red Wine . Can't Help Falling In Love . Google play

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