an oral history of new wave artists and songs that defined the 1980s
Gary Numan : "Cars"
Duran Duran : "Girls on film"
New Order : "Blue Monday"
ABC : "Poison arrow"
Devo : "Whip it"
Echo and the Bunnymen : "The killing moon"
Spandau Ballet : "True"
The Human League : "Being boiled"
Heaven 17 : "Temptation"
Dexys Midnight Runners : "Come on Eileen"
Bow Wow Wow : "I want candy"
The Waitresses : "I know what boys like"
The Normal : "Warm leatherette"
Kajagoogoo : "Too shy"
Thomas Dolby : "She blinded me with science"
The Psychedelic Furs : "Love my way"
Depeche Mode : "New life"
Yaz : "Only you"
Kim Wilde : "Kids in America"
Howard Jones : "New song"
Berlin : "The Metro"
A Flock of Seagulls : "I ran"
Modern English : "I melt with you"
Soft Cell : "Tainted love"
a-ha : "Take on me"
Joy Division : "Love will tear us apart"
The Smiths : "How soon is now?"
Tears for Fears : "Mad world"
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "If you leave"
Ultravox : "Vienna"
INXS : "Original sin"
Thompson Twins : "Hold me now"
Simple Minds : "Don't you (forget about me)"
Animotion : "Obsession"
Band Aid : "Do they know it's Christmas?"
New wave musicians
From Library Staff
Simon and the boys weren't the only band in town, but they were a big piece of it.
This is the book that my New Wave-loving, Star Hits-reading, 14-year-old self could only dream would exist in the future. Lucky her, lucky me, lucky you--the future is now! (Jen W's pick)
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