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The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

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Though the New Romantic movement rose and fell relatively quickly in terms of time, but that doesn't mean there weren't a number a great bands to emerge and made a long impact on music listeners across the globe. The heyday of the New Romantic movement occurred from 1979-1981 in the UK, and New Romantics were also called Blitz Kids. They incorporated a snazzy brand of New Wave and synthpop music, and was as many as a reaction to punk rock, which exploded right before the New Romantics. Known as much for their forward thinking wardrobe as much as their music, New Romantic bands are around today and their music can still be heard on the radio.

So, what are the best New Romantic bands? Any list of New Romantics bands must feature the likes of Duran Duran, Culture Club, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet and Adam and the Ants. Though some bands on this list didn't emerge from the clubs associated with the New Romantic movement, they were described as New Romantics, hence their place on this list. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best New Romantic bands. If you think a band should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best new romantic bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest new romantic musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular new romantic bands that you might've heard of. (28 items)
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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    The Human League is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Spandau Ballet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    ABC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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    Visage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Culture Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    New Wave, Gothic rock, Glam punk

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    Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative dance

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock

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    New Wave, New Romanticism, Post-punk

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    New Wave, Rock music, New Romanticism

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    Naked Eyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Euro disco

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    Glam metal, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Furniture is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Dance music

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    Seona Dancing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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