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Kurt’s Blog: New Wave…I Won’t Forget About You
Kurt’s Blog: New Wave…I Won’t Forget About You

My Top 25 New Wave Songs of the 80s

Lately, okay, maybe it’s been about 7 months or so now…I’ve been big into the 80s. I don’t know why…something about the decade has captivated me. Maybe it’s the fact that 1984-1988 seemed like such a hot bed of pop culture, and I was too young to appreciate it hen, but want to now?

Weird, I know.

That said…my love for New Wave songs from the 80s has only multiplied…exponentially (look at that, trying to use that word almost correctly).

(I will admit that putting Prince on this list might be a stretch of the term “New Wave”)

My top 25 New Wave Songs of the 80s

1. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

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2. If You Leave – OMD

3. True Faith – New Order

4. You Spin Me ‘Round – Dead or Alive

5. Let There Be Love – Simple Minds

6. Purple Rain – Prince

7. Sanctify Yourself – Simple Minds

8. How Soon is Now – The Smiths

9. Shout – Tears for Fear

10. I Ran – Flock of Seagulls

11. The Promise – When In Rome

12. Stand By Love – Simple Minds

13. Chains of Love – Erasure

14. Blue Monday – New Order

15. See the Lights – Simple Minds

16. Situation – Yaz

17. When Doves Cry – Prince

18. Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order

19. Always – Erasure

20. Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads

21. Regret – New Order

22. Someone Somewhere in Summer Time – Simple Minds

23. I Melt With You – Modern English

24. Magic – The Cars

25. Souvenier – OMD
Yes, it’s a lot of Simple Minds…and breaking news…Simple Minds has recently catapulted up to #2 on my favorite bands of all-time list…replacing, umm…whoever I had at #2 before. Although Carrie Underwood is up there now too.

What songs did I forget? What songs did I not rank high enough?


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