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Top 10 favorite...

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Top 10 favorite...

Postby New Wave Garth » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Greetings all. I'm new here and am happy to have found this site. I hope to be a worthwhile contributor to this site. So I'll get right to it and post my Top 10 favorite songs, in no particular order:

How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
Whisper To A Scream - Icicle Works
New Gold Dream ('81 '82 '83 '84)- Simple Minds
I Want You Back - Hoodoo Gurus
Secret - OMD
Heaven - Psychedelic Furs
Someone's Calling - Modern English
Under The Milky Way - The Church
Ceremony - New Order
Wishful Thinking - China Crisis

I guess technically, some of these bands are considered more alternative than new wave, but considering that when new wave hit the air here in the US, it was a bit more of a general term than specific. Pretty much anything that wasn't Top 40 or metal was seemed to be considered New Wave.

I do need to add as an introduction that I am of the fortunate generation in the New Wave era. I was a senior in high school when MTV first came to be and I remember well watching when The Buggles video was aired the first time. When New Wave was at it's peak, I was in college.

I was born and raised and now live in the Salt Lake suburbs, so a shout out to any others here. :) KCGL forever.

New Wave or nothing!
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Postby marie3 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:07 am

Welcome to the new wave outpost. [:)]
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Postby glokstadt » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:40 am

Welcome Garth! (Party ON![:D])

These are my Top 10 right now, some of these change by the month or week. Not in any real order:

The Clash - London Calling
The Jam - In The City
Killing Joke - Follow The Leaders
The Plimsouls - Now
Gang Of Four - What We All Want
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
New Order - Blue Monday/The Beach
Roxy Music - Same Old Scene
XTC - Senses Working Overtime
Simple Minds - Love Song (12" Version)

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Postby Mechi » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:50 am

Well... this list can change slightly with time:
Temptation- New Order
Shake the disease- Depeche Mode
Stop me...- The Smiths
The killing moon- Echo and the bunnymen
Mad World- Tears For Fears
Love will tear us apart- Joy Division
Bring on the night- The Police
Losing my religion- R.E.M.
I'm only happy when it rains- Garbage
Gloria- U2
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Re: Top 10 favorite...

Postby tonepoems » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:16 pm

Hi! I just joined as well in search of a song I've been trying to track down for year (posted in the Identify thread), but in the meantime, I also just wanted to say hello and share my top 10 new wave songs (though I guess many are closer to Dark Wave?)

1. 7th Time - Clan of Xymox
2. Acid, Bitter, and Sad - This Mortal Coil
3. Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure
4. Cut the Tree - Wolfgang Press
5. I Love You - Yello
6. Major Tom - Peter Schilling
7. Private Life - Oingo Boingo
8. Still Ill - The Smiths
9. Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths
10. Blue Bell Knoll - Cocteau Twins
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Re: Top 10 favorite...

Postby bonadrug » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:20 am

1. New Order - Bizzare Love Triangle
2. The Smiths - Cemetery Gates
3. Housemartins - Bow Down
4. The Fixx- One Thing Leads To Another
5. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
6. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
7. Nick Cave - Slowly Goes The Night
8. Go Betweens - Cattle and Cane
9. Triffids - Personal Things
10. Chills - Wet Blanket
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Re: Top 10 favorite...

Postby Kenna » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:36 am

What the Water Gave Me - Florence and the Machine
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Caught By The River - Doves
Outtathaway - The Vines
No Surprises - Radiohead
Debaser - The Pixies
Soul Suckers - Amos Lee
Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Raining Pleasure - The Triffids
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Re: Top 10 favorite...

Postby Michael Bully » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Top 10 Favourite New Wave tracks - no particular order

1) 'Faith' ( title track) The Cure

2) 'She's Lost Control' Joy Division

3) 'Ghetto Defendant' The Clash

4) 'Careering ' Public Image Limited

5) ' Switch' Siouxsie and the Banshees

6) 'Butterfly Collector' The Jam

7) 'Knife Slits Water' A Certain Ratio

8 ) 'Wings' The Fall

9) 'How Soon Is Now' The Smiths

10) 'Hurt ' New Order
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