Background: 'New Wave' evolved from 'Punk' in the late '70s being less anti-social and more radio and MTV friendly, hitting it's high in '83 and faded around ' Note- These songs are not necessarily the artists all-time greatest, but their best of the 'New Wave' sound. Criteria: These songs were chosen for their musical quality, originality, and popularity in the "New Wave" era of approx. Edited By: Lew. Last Updated: You Might Think - The Cars
Posted By Pia Sooney on Mar 1, 38 comments. As mentioned on the New Wave Music page , the term is hard to pin down and covers a wide range of artists from the period spanning the late 70s and on into the 80s. It came to mean music that was slightly out of the mainstream, a post-punk, pre-alternative music that was edgier and with more attitude.
The following is a list of artists and bands associated with the new wave music genre during the late s and early-to-mid s. The list does not include acts associated with the resurgences and revivals of the genre that have occurred from the s onward. Acts associated with these revivals are found in the list of post-punk revival bands article. Groups and artists with aliases are listed by the first letter in their name, and individuals are listed by their surname. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: New wave music. Feelgood  Duran Duran    Ian Dury .
New wave is a broad music genre that encompasses numerous pop -oriented styles from the late s and the s. Common characteristics of new wave music include a humorous or quirky pop approach, the use of electronic sounds, and a distinctive visual style featured in music videos and fashion. New wave peaked commercially in the late s and the early s with numerous major artists and an abundance of one-hit wonders.