Forums - Music Discussion - The Wave (new wave, synthwave, retrowave, 80s pop genres)

A thread to share your favourite songs in the new wave genre and its non-rock offshoots which have been hitting the pop charts more and more, harder and harder.

Blinding Lights by Canadian artist The Weeknd is a 2020 Smash hit song, and the first to exceed 10 weeks at #1 on the German charts. It also stayed at number 1 for 8 weeks in the UK, and at 22 weeks is 10th longest song in history to remain in the top 10 (joining the ranks of perennial tunes by Mariah Carey, Frankie Laine, and Doris Day, and beating out the Beatles on that metric, whose song She Loves You managed to hold in the top 10 for 21 weeks). If you haven't heard it (what are you doing in this thread? =P) then here it is:

And the follow-up

Glad to see the 1980s finally came to Canada in 2020, and they're doing a great job with it! =P

And speaking the 80s, WHY is it that so often songs from this era have multiple videos and the worse of the videos is almost always better preserved?

Greatest music video of all time right here (From Kung Fury):

The top comment on the next one says it "How to make one of the most 80s songs ever even more 80s?" - add drop beats and up the tempo.

I LOVE Lana Del Rey's stuff - and I HATE it when I know what's sampled for the mix but can't my finger on the name:



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

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This song is a classic, Every Day Is Halloween!



My Permanent Wave Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6J5nsP9AeIsrNhh3GJ0qbz?si=Wi7Gb8qJSoq5xMri2MdfIQ