Canada Canadian New Wave Bands List

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List of Canadian new wave bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as new wave solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian music that you've never heard before. The new wave bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Canada. If you think the best Canadian new wave band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list below has everything from Tegan and Sara to Emily Haines.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from Canada?" and "Which new wave bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Tegan and Sara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie

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Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Indie rock

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Lights is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Corey Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Men Without Hats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Saga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Rock music

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CEvin Key is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Dark ambient, Synthpop, New Wave

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The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Dragonette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Hot Hot Heat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Faber Drive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Pointed Sticks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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Spoons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Martha and the Muffins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Glass Tiger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Rock music

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The Diodes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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Trans-X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Spacesynth, Synthpop, New Wave

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Images in Vogue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave

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Jane Siberry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Folk music

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Stuart Chatwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music

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Bob Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Kon Kan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Payolas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music

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Tapps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Italo disco, Hi-NRG

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Ash Koley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music

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Platinum Blonde is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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The Box is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Progressive rock

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The Arrows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave

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Strange Advance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Electronic music

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Nancy Martinez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

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The Government is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Punk rock, Art punk

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Faunts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Shoegazing, New Age music

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Warren Cann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Glam rock

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Young Canadians is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Punk rock

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You Say Party is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Dance-punk, Indie rock

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The Sessions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Canadian New Wave Bands List
Eurobeat, New Wave, Disco