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Top 40 "Best" New Wave Songs

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Top 40 "Best" New Wave Songs

Postby epongeverte » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:58 am

Ok, what 'ya like?


1. Planet Earth: Duran Duran
2. Europa & the Pirate Twins: Thomas Dolby
3. Ashes to Ashes: David Bowie
4. New Song: Howard Jones
5. Love Is The Drug: Bryan Ferry
6. Love Is A Stranger: Eurythmics
7. The Boy With the Thorn in His Side: The Smiths
8. This Is The Day: The The
9. Cities In Dust: Siouxie & the Banshees
10. Eye of the Needle: Blood Red Dogs
11. Annie Get Your Gun: Squeeze
12. Blue Hotel: Leve Lovich
13. Invisible: Alison Moyet
14. Mirror Man: The Human League
15. Send Me An Angel: Real Life
16. The Metro: Berlin
17. The Killing Moon: Echo & The Bunnymen
18. Living On the Ceiling: Blancmange
19. Nightmares: A Flock of Seagulls
20. Love Vigilantes: New Order
21. Echo Beach: Martha & the Muffins
22. I Could Be Happy: Altered Images
23. Lifeline: Spandau Ballet
24. The Promise: When In Rome
25. Everybody Hold Still: Grace Jones
26. Calling Your Name: Marilyn
27. People Are People: Depeche Mode
28. Once In A Lifetime: Talking Heads
29. Second Choice: The A's
30. Warm Leatherette: The Normal
31. Digging Your Scene: The Blowmonkeys
32. Prince Charming: Adam & the Ants
33. Veronica: Elvis Costello
34. Crushed By The Wheels of Industry: Heaven 17
35. Promised You A Miracle: Naked Eyes
36. Together In Electric Dreams: Giorgio Moroder
37. It's My Life: Talk Talk
38. A Girl In Trouble: Romeo Void
39. Destination Unknown: Missing Persons
40. Eidelweiss: Eidelweiss
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Postby abacab66 » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:36 pm

epongeverte, welcome to the boards!!!!!

Thought you might be interested in these other threads.
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Postby glokstadt » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:48 am

Welcome to NWO... I like most, almost all of your listed tunes... I didn't know Naked Eyes covered a Simple Minds song, or is that a different song altogether, that I don't know about? [?]

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Postby rotator » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:38 am

Just for shits and giggles I'll repost my top 50 from thread above....

[b]1.Quiet Life - Japan
2.Love Song- Simple Minds
3.Tour De France - Kraftwerk
4.Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
5.Blackwater - Rain Tree Crow
6.Uncertain Smile - The The
7.Souvenir - OMD
8.Start! - The Jam
9.Joan of Arc (Maid Of Orleans) - OMD
10.Your Silent Face - New Order[/b]
11.The Wheel - Spear Of Destiny
12.What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths
13.Palm Of My Hand -The Pale Fountains
14.I Got The Message - Men Without Hats
15.Same Old Scene - Roxy Music
16.Are friends electric? - Gary Numan
17.New Life - Depeche Mode
18.Doot Doot -Freur
19.Sensoria - Cabaret Voltaire
20.Ghost Town- The Specials
21.Our Lips Are Sealed - Fun Boy Three
22.A Forest - The Cure
23.On My Radio - The Selecter
24.Something's Gone Wrong Again - The Buzzcocks
25.Ashes to Ashes - Bowie
26.Don't Walk Past - Blue Peter
27.The Voice- Ultravox
28.Nova Heart - Spoons
29.Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios - Adam & The Ants
30.That's Good - Devo
31.Third Uncle - Bauhaus
32.Change - Killing Joke
33.Crosseyed & Painless - Talking Heads
34.Baggy Trousers - Madness
35.The Way You Are - Tears For Fears
36.Partytime - The Jazz Butcher
37.King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) - China Crisis
38.The Magnificent Seven- The Clash
39.Lorelei - Cocteau Twins
40.Twist - Tones On Tail
41.My Spine (Is The Bassline) - Shriekback
42.Oblivious - Aztec Camera
43.Planet Earth - Duran Duran
44.The Cutter - Echo & the Bunnymen
45.Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut One Hundred
46.Let Me Go - Heaven 17
47.Metal Beat - John Foxx
48.City Of Night - Rational Youth
49.Transmetropolitan - The Pogues
50.Egypt, Egypt - The Egytian Lover
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Postby Mechi » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:44 pm

Uhhh... gonna take a while in put up this together. But since I wasn't here the week you made the top songs list... here I go:
1. Love will tears us apart- Joy Division
2. Temptation- New Order
3. Just Like Heaven- The Cure
4. Gloria- U2
5. Once In A Lifetime- Talking Heads
6. Rescue- Echo And The Bunnymen
7. Bring on the night- The Police
8. Shake the disease- Depeche Mode
9. Happy House- Siouxsie And The Banshees
10. Mad World- Tears For Fears
11. Such A Shame- Talk Talk
12. Roam- The B-52's
13. Love is a shield- Camouflage
14. This Charming Man- The Smiths
15. Planet Earth- Duran Duran
16. Russian Roulette- Lords Of The New Church
17. I could be happy- Altered Images
18. Genius of love- Tom Tom Club
19. Souvenir- OMD
20. Are friends electric?- Gary Numan
21. Puppet Boy- Devo
22. Vienna- Ultravox
23. Living On The Ceiling- Blancmange
24. Collapsing new people- Fad Gadget
25. Promised you a miracle- Simple Minds
26. Three Girl Rumba- Wire
27. Not Great Men- Gang Of Four
28. Venus- Television
29. Dark Entries- Bauhaus
30. Running up that hill- Kate Bush
31. West End Girls- Pet Shop Boys
32. Chains Of Love- Erasure
33. Sounds Like A Melody- Alphaville
34. Stand and deliver- Adam and the ants
35. Duel- Propaganda
36. Tainted Love- Soft Cell
37. There must be an angel- Eurythmics
38. Have In Mind- Cetu Javu
39. True- Spandeau Ballet (sorry... but I still like it!)
40. Baby Turns Blue- Virgin Prunes

Wow! That was very much varied.
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Postby sybil85 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:29 pm

1. Temptation- Heaven 17
2. The Metro- Berlin
3.Shake The Disease- Depeche Mode
4. Kinetic- Hilary
5. Kiss Me- Tin Tin
6. Way Of Life- The Puppets
7. Dead Man's Party- Oingo Boingo
8. Homosapien- Pete Shelley
9. Images Of Heaven- Peter Godwin
10. 88 lines About 44 Women- The Nails
11. Ant Music- Adam And The Ants
12. Through Being Cool- Devo
13. Let's Go To Bed- The Cure
14. Tainted Love- Soft Cell
15. Love Plus One- Haircut 100
16. Telecommunication- Flock Of Seagulls
17.West End Girls- Pet Shop Boys
18. Dizzy Miss Lizzy- Flying Lizards
19.Be Near Me- ABC
20. Der Commissar- Falco
21. Bring On The Dancing Horses- Echo And The Bunnymen
22. Rock The Casbah- The Clash
23.Promises Promises- Naked Eyes
24.Make a circuit With Me- Pole Cats
25.Shock The Monkey- Peter Gabriel
26. Major Tom (comming home)-Peter Schilling
27. So Afraid of The Russians- Made For TV
28. Mirror In The Bathroom- English Beat
29. Talk Talk- Talk Talk
30. Heaven- Psychedelic Furs
31. Don't Tell Me- Blancmange
32. 1,000,000- R.E.M.
33. Jet Boy Jet Girl- Elton Motello
34. Obsession- Micheal DesBarres and Holly Knight
35. Flaming Desire- Bill Nelson
36.Don't Go- Yaz
37.I Wanna Be A cowboy- Boys Don't Cry
38. Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division
39. Blue Monday- New Order
40. Planet Clair- B-52's
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Postby arizona4boingo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:43 am

I got them in alphabetical order. No fair ranking them ... too hard:

1.)Alphaville Big in Japan (Extended mix)
2.)B Movie Nowhere Girl
3.)B52s Private Idaho
4.)B52s Strobe Light
5.)Beat Farmers Happy Boy
6.)Berlin World of Smiles
7.)Big Country Big Country
8.)Big Country Wonderland
9.)Blancmange Living on the Ceiling
10.)Blondie Dreaming
11.)Boomtown Rats, The Skin on skin
12.)Burning Sensations Belly of a Whale
13.)Dammed, The Alone again or
14.)Devo Gates of Steel
15.)Duran Duran Planet Earth
16.)Elvis Costello Allison
17.)Elvis Costello I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)
18.)Fishbone Party at Ground Zero
19.)Frankie Goes to Hollywood Two Tribes
20.)Fun Boy 3 The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
21.)Gleaming Spiers Are you ready for the sex, girl?
22.)GuadalCanal Diary Litany
23.)GuadalCanal Diary And Your Bird Can Sing
24.)Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)`
25.)Icicle Works Understanding Jane
26.)Iggy Pop Candy
27.)Jam, The A town called Malice
28.)Jane's Addiction Summertime Rolls
29.)Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him? (A Cappella Verson)
30.)Lighting Seeds, The The Life of Riley
31.)Madness Baggy trousers
32.)Madness Night Boat to Cairo or Grey Day
33.)Members, The Working Girl
34.)Midnight Oil DreamWorld
35.)Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper Elvis is Everywhere
36.)Oingo Boingo Insects
37.)Oingo Boingo Violent Love
38.)Oingo Boingo Ain’t this the life?
39.)Oingo Boingo Cry of the Vatos
40.)Oingo Boingo Change
41.)Oingo Boingo Little Guns
42.)Oingo Boingo Goodbye Goodbye
43.)OMD Tesla Girls
44.)Peter Gabrial / Kate Bush Don’t give up
45.)Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi
46.)Psychedelic Furs The Ghost in You
47.)Psychedelic Furs Love My Way
48.)R.E.M. South Central Rain
49.)R.E.M. Everybody Hurts
50.)R.E.M. I Believe
51.)Shona Laing (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy
52.)Simple Minds Don’t you Forget about me
53.)Sinead O'Conner Three Babies
54.)Siouxie and the Banchees Hong Kong Garden
55.)Slow Children President Am I?
56.)Smiths, The There’s a light that goes out …
57.)Spandau Ballet To cut a long story short
58.)Sparks Popularity
59.)Sparks Mickey Mouse
60.)Special Beat Ranking Full Stop
61.)Specials, The Ghost Town (great f-in trombone solo)
62.)Split Endz Six months in a leaky boat
63.)Stan Ridgeway Pile Driver
64.)Stranglers Goldern Brown
65.)Talking Heads (nothing but) Flowers
66.)Talking Heads Puzzling Evedence
67.)Thompson Twins If you were Here
68.)U2 Running to stand still
69.)Ultravox Vienna
70.)Untouchables, The (I Spy for The) FBI
71.)Vapors, The Turning Japanese
72.)Waterboys, The And a bang on the ear
73.)X Surprise, Surprise
74.)XTC Senses working overtime
75.)XTC No Thugs in our house
76.)Yaz Only You
77.)Yaz Nobody’s Diary

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