Background: 'New Wave' evolved from 'Punk' in the late '70s being less anti-social and more radio (and MTV) friendly, hitting it's high in '83 and faded around '87. It can be best described as mixing the energy of Punk with a bit of 'Glam', 'Pop', 'Art-Rock' & 'Dance' and relied heavily on synthesizers. (Note- These songs are not necessarily the artists all-time greatest, but their best of the 'New Wave' sound.)
Criteria: These songs were chosen for their musical quality, originality, and popularity in the "New Wave" era of approx. 1978 to 1987.
Edited By: Lew
Last Updated: 2008-08-19