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New Wave Rock Bands

These are the best known new wave rock bands/groups which dominated the charts during the late 1970’s and into the 1980’s.

1The Police37The Motels
2The Cars38Talk Talk
3The Pretenders39Animotion
4Depeche Mode40Dexys Midnight Runners
5Blondie41Midnight Oil
6Duran Duran42Madness
8Elvis Costello & The Attractions44Spandau Ballet
9Talking Heads45Cutting Crew
10Devo46Dead or Alive
11Eurythmics47Echo & The Bunnymen
12Culture Club48Men Without Hats
13Tears For Fears49Oingo Boingo
14The Cure50The Psychedelic Furs
15Pet Shop Boys51Yaz (or Yazoo)
16Thompson Twins52Modern English
17The B-52's53Soft Cell
18The Fixx54Split Enz
19Men At Work55'Til Tuesday
20Roxy Music56Bow Wow Wow
21Berlin57Wall of Voodoo
22The Human League58After The Fire
24The English Beat60Divinyls
25The Tubes61Kajagoogoo
26The Go-Go's62M
27The Knack63Re-Flex
28Bananarama64Romeo Void
29Simple Minds65Tom Tom Club
30A Flock of Seagulls66Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark (OMD)
31Mr. Mister67The Dream Academy
32Missing Persons68Sniff 'n' The Tears
33New Order69The Vapors
34Wang Chung70The Waitresses
35Power Station71The Church
36Naked Eyes72Baltimora