10 New Wave Songs That Will Forever Change You

By Grecia HAugust 22, 2016Music, Music Videos
By Grecia H | August 22, 2016

The genre originated between the 70’s and the 80’s thanks to the birth of an awesome instrument (synth-pop) which would grant us some of the greatest music hits we sing today.

Whether you’ve heard these songs before or you’re a new wave virgin, you’ll for sure enjoy these fancy beats:


1) The Smiths – This Charming Man (1983)

“Why pamper life’s complexities when the leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?”

Let’s just skip the debate whether The Smiths are new wave or not and enjoy the music…


2) The B-52’s – Rock Lobster (1979)

“Boys in bikinis, Girls in surfboards, everybody’s rockin’ Everybody’s fruggin'”


3) The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (1979)

“I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try and laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes”


4) Devo – Whip It (1980)

“When a problem comes along
You must whip it
Before the cream sets out too long
You must whip it”


5) Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (1982)

“The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through
You hypnotize me through”


6) Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)

“Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you”


7) Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (1981)

“Honey got a sexy all steamin’
She givin’ hotness a new meanin’ ”


8) New Order – Blue Monday

“And still I find it so hard to say what I need to say
But I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me just how I should feel today”


9) Soft Cell – Tainted Love (1981)

“The love we share seems to go nowhere and I’ve lost my light”


10) Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (1982)

“If it’s true you do not know, this boy loves without a reason
I’m prepared to let you go”


Any suggestions for Al Borde’s list?

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