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Top 100 new wave songs

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Top 100 new wave songs

Postby Mkx91 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:13 am

I found a cool site called http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/ which had the 100 greatest new wave songs. I'm sure everyone will disagree with parts of this list...


1. Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1983)
2. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics (1983)
3. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (1981)
4. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears For Fears (1985)
5. One Way Or Another - Blondie (1978)
6. Burning Down the House - Talking Heads (1983)
7. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds (1985)
8. Down Under - Men At Work (1982)
9. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
10. You Might Think -The Cars (1984)
11. I Melt With You - Modern English (1983)
12. Take On Me - a-ha (1985)
13. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran (1982)
14. Whip It - Devo (1980)
15. Peace, Love And Understanding?, (What's So Funny 'Bout) - Elvis Costello (1979)
16. Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police (1980)
17. Shout - Tears For Fears (1985)
18. People Are People - Depeche Mode (1981)
19. True - Spandau Ballet (1983)
20. Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders (1980)
21. Something About You - Level 42 (1986)
22. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins (1984)
23. Turning Japanese - The Vapors (1981)
24. She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby (1984)
25. Is She Really Going Out with Him? - Joe Jackson (1979)
26. Rock Lobster - B-52s (1979)
27. Need You Tonight - INXS (1987)
28. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners (1982)
29. Heart Of Glass - Blondie (1978)
30. Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello (1983)
31. Cars - Gary Numan (1980)
32. Tempted - Squeeze (1981)
33. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work (1982)
34. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys (1985)
35. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club (1982)
36. Doctor! Doctor! - Thompson Twins (1984)
37. Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes (1983)
38. Spirits In The Material World - The Police (1981)
39. Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant (1982)
40. More Than This - Roxy Music (1982)
41. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) - Squeeze (1980)
42. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs (1982)
43. Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw (1984)
44. Talk Talk - Talk Talk (1982)
45. Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
46. Senses Working Overtime - XTC (1982)
47. Obsession - Animotion (1984)
48. Save It for Later - The English Beat (1982)
49. Poison Arrow - ABC (1982)
50. Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds (1985)
51. Saved By Zero - The Fixx (1983)
52. Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics (1984)
53. Tenderness - General Public (1984)
54. Voices Carry - Til Tuesday (1985)
55. Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo (1982)
56. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil (1988)
57. Destination Unknown - Missing Persons (1982)
58. Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes (1982)
59. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson (1982)
60. Why Me? - Planet P Project (1983)
61. No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones (1986)
62. Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads (1980)
63. Shake It Up - The Cars (1982)
64. In a Big Country - Big Country (1983)
65. Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling (1983)
66. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (1983)
67. One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx (1983)
68. She's a Beauty - The Tubes (1983)
69. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (1986)
70. Come Back and Stay - Paul Young (1983)
71. Life In a Northern Town - The Dream Academy (1985)
72. Send Me An Angel - Real Life (1983)
73. Just What I Needed - The Cars (1978)
74. Time (Clock of the Heart) - Culture Club (1983)
75. The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-Ha (1985)
76. Girls on Film - Duran Duran (1981)
77. Der Kommissar - Falco (1986)
78. You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) - Dead Or Alive (1985)
79. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles (1979)
80. Reap the Wild Wind - Ultravox (1982)
81. Avalon - Roxy Music (1982)
82. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) - A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
83. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow (1982)
84. Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung (1984)
85. A Little Respect - Erasure (1988)
86. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo (1983)
87. Our House - Madness (1983)
88. Love And Money - Bronski Beat (1984)
89. Messages - OMD (1980)
90. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat (1984)
91. So In Love - OMD (1985)
92. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo (1985)
93. Some Like It Hot - The Power Station (1985)
94. Working Girl - The Members (1982)
95. I Got You - Split Enz (1980)
96. I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats (1979)
97. Election Day - Arcadia (1985)
98. Lawnchairs - Our Daughters Wedding (1980)
99. A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls (1982)
100. Love Plus One - Haircut 100 (1982)
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Postby schwenko » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:29 am

[quote]Originally posted by Mkx91
[br]I found a cool site called http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/ which had the 100 greatest new wave songs. I'm sure everyone will disagree with parts of this list...


1. Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1983)
2. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics (1983)
3. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (1981)
4. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears For Fears (1985)
5. One Way Or Another - Blondie (1978)
6. Burning Down the House - Talking Heads (1983)
7. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds (1985)
8. Down Under - Men At Work (1982)
9. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
10. You Might Think -The Cars (1984)
11. I Melt With You - Modern English (1983)
12. Take On Me - a-ha (1985)
13. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran (1982)
14. Whip It - Devo (1980)
15. Peace, Love And Understanding?, (What's So Funny 'Bout) - Elvis Costello (1979)
16. Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police (1980)
17. Shout - Tears For Fears (1985)
18. People Are People - Depeche Mode (1981)
19. True - Spandau Ballet (1983)
20. Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders (1980)
21. Something About You - Level 42 (1986)
22. Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins (1984)
23. Turning Japanese - The Vapors (1981)
24. She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby (1984)
25. Is She Really Going Out with Him? - Joe Jackson (1979)
26. Rock Lobster - B-52s (1979)
27. Need You Tonight - INXS (1987)
28. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners (1982)
29. Heart Of Glass - Blondie (1978)
30. Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello (1983)
31. Cars - Gary Numan (1980)
32. Tempted - Squeeze (1981)
33. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work (1982)
34. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys (1985)
35. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club (1982)
36. Doctor! Doctor! - Thompson Twins (1984)
37. Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes (1983)
38. Spirits In The Material World - The Police (1981)
39. Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant (1982)
40. More Than This - Roxy Music (1982)
41. Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) - Squeeze (1980)
42. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs (1982)
43. Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw (1984)
44. Talk Talk - Talk Talk (1982)
45. Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
46. Senses Working Overtime - XTC (1982)
47. Obsession - Animotion (1984)
48. Save It for Later - The English Beat (1982)
49. Poison Arrow - ABC (1982)
50. Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds (1985)
51. Saved By Zero - The Fixx (1983)
52. Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics (1984)
53. Tenderness - General Public (1984)
54. Voices Carry - Til Tuesday (1985)
55. Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo (1982)
56. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil (1988)
57. Destination Unknown - Missing Persons (1982)
58. Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes (1982)
59. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson (1982)
60. Why Me? - Planet P Project (1983)
61. No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones (1986)
62. Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads (1980)
63. Shake It Up - The Cars (1982)
64. In a Big Country - Big Country (1983)
65. Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling (1983)
66. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (1983)
67. One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx (1983)
68. She's a Beauty - The Tubes (1983)
69. Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (1986)
70. Come Back and Stay - Paul Young (1983)
71. Life In a Northern Town - The Dream Academy (1985)
72. Send Me An Angel - Real Life (1983)
73. Just What I Needed - The Cars (1978)
74. Time (Clock of the Heart) - Culture Club (1983)
75. The Sun Always Shines On TV - A-Ha (1985)
76. Girls on Film - Duran Duran (1981)
77. Der Kommissar - Falco (1986)
78. You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) - Dead Or Alive (1985)
79. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles (1979)
80. Reap the Wild Wind - Ultravox (1982)
81. Avalon - Roxy Music (1982)
82. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) - A Flock of Seagulls (1982)
83. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow (1982)
84. Dance Hall Days - Wang Chung (1984)
85. A Little Respect - Erasure (1988)
86. Too Shy - Kajagoogoo (1983)
87. Our House - Madness (1983)
88. Love And Money - Bronski Beat (1984)
89. Messages - OMD (1980)
90. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat (1984)
91. So In Love - OMD (1985)
92. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo (1985)
93. Some Like It Hot - The Power Station (1985)
94. Working Girl - The Members (1982)
95. I Got You - Split Enz (1980)
96. I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats (1979)
97. Election Day - Arcadia (1985)
98. Lawnchairs - Our Daughters Wedding (1980)
99. A Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls (1982)
100. Love Plus One - Haircut 100 (1982)
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Well I don't know where this list is coming from, how it was derived etc...but
somebody please doublecheck my feeble eyes.. there is not a single song by either Joy Division or New Order here!!!'
Do a search for the NWO top 500 new wave songs, a much more valid compilation[}:)]
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Postby Mkx91 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:45 am

ah ya that is weird becuase i went back to the same site to the list of the greatest new wave artist and new order was number 39. thats weird..
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Postby Panorama » Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:06 am

Where is Human League's Don't You Want Me?

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Postby Mkx91 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:51 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by Dan Coogan[/i]
<br>Where is Human League's Don't You Want Me?

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On the same site i found "dont you want me" was listed under greatest 80's dance songs

1. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
2. Into the Groove - Madonna
3. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
4. Beat It - Michael Jackson
5. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
7. Don't You Want Me? - Human League
8. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
9. Like a Virgin - Madonna
10. Blue Monday - New Order
11. When Doves Cry - Prince
12. What I Like About You - The Romantics
13. Push It - Salt N Pepa
14. Celebration - Kool and The Gang
15. Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
16. It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
17. Holiday - Madonna
18. Thriller - Michael Jackson
19. Bad - Michael Jackson
20. 1999 - Prince
21. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
22. I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
23. Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
24. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
25. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
26. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
27. Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
28. Let the Music Play - Shannon
29. Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic feat. Felly
30. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force
31. Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
32. Fame (I Want To Live Forever) - Irene Cara
33. Let's Groove - Earth, Wind, and Fire
34. It Takes Two (To Make a Thing Go Right) - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
35. Pump Up the Volume - M/A/R/R/S
36. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston
37. Relax (Don't Do It) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
38. You Spin Me Around (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
39. She Works Hard For the Money - Donna Summer
40. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
41. Der Komissar (The Commissioner) - Falco
42. The Glamorous Life - Sheila E
43. Whip It! - Devo
44. Rock Lobster - The B-52s
45. Wild Thing - Tone Loc
46. Maniac - Michael Sembello
47. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
48. She Blinded Me with Science - Thomas Dolby
49. Take on Me - A-Ha
50. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
51. I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls
52. Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Gos
53. Kiss - Prince and The Revolution
54. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
55. In My House - The Mary Jane Girls
56. White Horse - Laid Back
57. Our House - Madness
58. Word Up - Cameo
59. Rumours - Timex Social Club
60. Pull Up To the Bumper - Grace Jones
61. Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
62. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan feat. Stevie Wonder and Grandmaster Melle Mel
63. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell feat. Michael Jackson
64. Situation - Yaz (Yazoo)
65. Call Me - Blondie
66. You Dropped a Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
67. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
68. Bust a Move - Young MC
69. Cars - Gary Numan
70. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
71. New Attitude - Patti LaBelle
72. Gloria< - Laura Branigan
73. (Let's Get) Physical - Olivia Newton John
74. Let's Dance - David Bowie
75. I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam with Full Force
76. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
77. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
78. The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
79. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners and Emerald Express
80. Everybody Wants To Rule the World - Tears For Fears
81. Rockit - Herbie Hancock and Grandmaster D.St.
82. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
83. No Parking on the Dance Floor - Midnight Starr
84. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
85. So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown
86. Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith
87. Shout - Tears for Fears
88. Like a Prayer - Madonna
89. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
90. What Have You Done For Me Lately? - Janet Jackson
91. Upside Down (Inside Out) - Diana Ross
92. Give it to Me - Rick James
93. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
94. The Look of Love (Part I) - ABC
95. Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
96. Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl - The Spinners
97. Fresh (remix) - Kool and The Gang
98. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) - Billy Ocean
99. Little Red Corvette - Prince
100. Raspberry Beret - Prince



101. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
102. Mickey - Toni Basil
103. Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes
104. Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics
105. Please Don't Go - K.C. and The Sunshine Band
106. Rapture - Blondie
107. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
108. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
109. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
110. You're the One for Me - D-Train
111. Oh Sheila - Ready for the World
112. Let it Whip - The Dazz Band
113. Cutie Pie - One Way
114. Ride On Time - Black Box feat. Loleatta Holloway
115. Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
116. 99 Luftballoons - Nena
117. Obsession - Animotion
118. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
119. The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
120. Venus - Bananarama
121. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E. and Prince
122. He's So Shy - The Pointer Sisters
123. Lucky Star - Madonna
124. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
125. Pass the Dutchie - Musical Youth
126. Candy Girl - New Edition
127. Jump To It - Aretha Franklin
128. Cruel Summer - Bananarama
129. Looking For a New Love - Jody Watley
130. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
131. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!
132. Maneater - Daryl Hall and John Oate
133. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
134. Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson
135. The Twist '88 - The Fat Boyz and Chubby Checker
136. Promises, Promises - Naked Eyes
137. Talking in Your Sleep - The Romantics
138. French Kissin' (In the U.S.A.) - Debbie Harry
139. Kids in America - Kim Wilde
140. People Are People - Depeche Mode
141. West End Girls - The Pet Shop Boys
142. On the Radio - Donna Summer
143. Jam On It - Newcleus
144. Fascinated (By Your Love) - Company B.
145. Point of No Return - Expose
146. Come Go With Me - Expose
147. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
148. Vertigo/Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman and Loleatta Holloway
149. I Would Die 4 U - Prince
150. Temptation - Heaven 17
151. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
152. Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent - Gwen Guthrie
153. 19 - Paul Hardcastle
154. When I Hear Music (It Makes Me Dance) - Debbie Deb
155. Lookout Weekend - Debbie Deb
156. Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat
157. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
158. And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers
159. Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
160. Material Girl - Madonna
161. What's On Your Mind? (Pure Energy) - Information Society
162. Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc
163. Private Idaho - The B-52s
164. Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
165. I Need Your Lovin' - Teena Marie
166. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Kim Wilde
167. Let's Hear It For the Boy - Deniece Williams
168. Da Butt - E.U.
169. Don't Make Me Wait (All Night) - The NYC Peech Boys
170. Object of My Desire - Starpoint
171. Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox
172. Tell It To My Heart - Taylor Dayne
173. Goodbye To You - Scandal
174. One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx
175. (Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
176. When I Think of You - Janet Jackson
177. Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
178. (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
179. Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
180. Antmusic - Adam and The Ants
181. Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
182. Chains of Love - Erasure
183. Hot! Hot! Hot! - Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue
184. Roam - The B-52s
185. Sussudio - Phil Collins
186. Solid (As a Rock) - Ashford and Simpson
187. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael Jackson
188. Catch Me (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison
189. Cold Hearted Snake - Paula Abdul
190. 9 to 5 (Modern Train) - Sheena Easton
191. Meeting in the Ladies Room - Klymaxx
192. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
193. Dancing In the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
194. No Frills Love - Jennifer Holliday
195. I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) - Kon Kan
196. Buffalo Stance - Neneh Cherry
197. Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
198. Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) - Paul Lekakis
199. High Energy - Evelyn Thomas
200. Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd


Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) - Q-Feel
Pop Musik - M
Something About You - Level 42
Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man) - Hazell Dean
Lambada - Kaoma
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
Computer Games Yellow - Magic Orchestra
Numbers - Kraftwerk
Bostich - Yello
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Postby enzfan » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:24 am

Spirits in the material world and Two tribes top 100 pleeeeez
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Postby JohnPaulGeorgeRingo » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:27 pm

i am a member of digitaldreamdoor. i do listen to all types of genre but nothing but new wave.

as far as i know they compiled that by how popular they were. like for example Relax, they were very big in the UK. It is I think in the top ten of all tim
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Postby unguarded moment » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:43 am

Hard to call anything after 1985 or so "new wave."
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