The top ten 1980’s New Romantic bands.

Real analog synthesizers, hairspray and makeup. What more do you want? If I had a time machine I would spend a few hundred years in the 1980s.

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Oliver Chesler

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6 thoughts on “The top ten 1980’s New Romantic bands.”

  1. wow Ghosts by Japan is incredible IMO, that noise at the start sounds bit crushed, although I presume its just a very old sampler being used or something, and I never heard that Spandau Ballet song they show (the one with the speech at the start), that has a real energetic synth line imo, almost ravey in spirit) :)

    Boy George O’Dowd can be a bit of a pain though eheh, funny at times though in an extremely bitchy kinda way :p

  2. Nice find sir. My favorite era of music bar none. Quiet Life by Japan is probably my favorite song from that genre. I wouldn’t have necessarily said that ABC or Culture Club were part of the new romantic movement though but an excellent video nonetheless.

  3. “Quiet Life” by Japan; “White China” and “Vienna” by Ultravox; “Anyone Out There” and “Lonely In Your Nightmare” by Duran Duran; “Let Me Go” Heaven 17; “Change” by Tears for Fears; “Charlotte Sometimes” by The Cure

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