80s New Wave and Synth-pop Mix!

Nostalgia for the music of the 1980s. If you enjoy 80s music or synth-pop, this post is for you.

Hi Everyone,

So, it’s Saturday. I thought I’d go nostalgic and just put on some 80s tunes and 80s New Wave tunes. More specifically, English synth-pop/new wave! Sometimes, at home, we just listen to music. We let the kids get exposed to all different types. And we get very dizzy in the process. My son’s idea of dancing, as is my daughter, is to move his hands in the air, point and turn in circles. He does manage to do this at the beat of the music. But, for me, it’s all about the 80s. Not to say that there are not other great pieces of music out there. Which, in fact, there are. To go on a tangent, my daughter loves mozzarella.  She’s just like daddy! Anyway, my wife knows I bleed this stuff. If you are out there, and you are like me, shout it out! Give me a like! I promise I’ll make it worth your while.

Frankly, there are so many things going on in the world. Sometimes it’s just nice to take a step back and reflect the things we have done. Let’s see nothing about: recording tapes, tariffs,  general mayhem, the ups and downs of the markets. You know, if you like you can grab a cup or glass of whatever you like, gather your kids if you can manage, and listen to some of these pieces! Finally, I think, that in another life, I must have been British. Most of the music I enjoy is by British bands. Suffice it to say that I have both British and Irish in me – among other things.  Shout out to Stephen T! All right! Without further adieu…the music! Enjoy!

FYI (Disclaimer) this is not intended to disenfranchise the copyrights of anyone. In fact, I encourage all to buy this music!!

OK. Enjoy!

-The Husband

Gotta start somewhere! I swear Depeche Mode was right there…but really, New Order, this is the beginning!

New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Extended Dance Mix)

Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence

Information Society – What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

We’re no strangers to love…..Wow! One of my favorites! Such a wonderful piece!
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (Video)

The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? (I really wish this type of music would make a comeback!!!) love it!

Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels (Love this one!!!! The richness of this piece is the essence of my wife; love it! Love her! Love it!)

It only makes sense! This has got to follow!
Tears For Fears – Shout

The Cure – Lovesong

Love this one too!
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On

Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms (Freaking awesome!)

The Cure Just like heaven (OMG totally…totally great!)

Red Flag – Russian Radio

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

This one is particularly lovely! Just love it! Especially at 1min.20s.!
The Smiths-Bigmouth Strike Again

Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams

Mr. Mister – Broken Wings

Ok. The next one is awesome too. If you’ve ever liked John Cusack in Better off Dead. Lane is one of my all tie favorite characters. This piece is great!
Howard Jones – Like To Get To Know You Well

Real Life – Send Me An Angel ’89

Modern English – I Melt With You

When In Rome – The Promise

George Michael – Careless Whisper (My love song for us!) he left too soon…

Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Blondie – Call me

A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song 1982

If you love Breakfast Club….”nuf said”
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)- If You Leave

These last couple are not only from the 80s, but they are capital A AWESOME!

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Born Slippy – Underworld

The Prodigy – Firestarter (one of my favorites!!! So is the next!!)

The Prodigy – Breathe

Paul Van Dyk – Dallas Superstars – ‘Higher’

Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoyed it!

6 thoughts

      1. HUGE typo! But I appreciate the comment and the giggle! I still mean what I said…you’re a wonderful poet. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy these songs!

    1. Thank you! Any time!! I am so glad to have your comments! This music is truly some of the best music (at least to me). I’d be curious to know which ones you liked the most. I’m very fond of Rick Astley. But these are all good. And actually, the list is considerably longer than this…but these samples are pretty cool. I left out Madonna…and many more.

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