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List of English new wave bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as new wave solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English 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 England. If you think the best English 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.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from England?" and "Which new wave bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Clash Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Cure New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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The Police is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Police New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English New Wave Bands List
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English New Wave Bands List
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Dave Gahan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Supertramp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Supertramp New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Pretenders New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Buzzcocks Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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The Jam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Jam Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English New Wave Bands List
A Flock of Seagulls Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Alison Moyet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Alison Moyet Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Madness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Madness New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Fine Young Cannibals New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Spandau Ballet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Spandau Ballet Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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WHAM! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English New Wave Bands List
WHAM! Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Bananarama Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave

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Echo & the Bunnymen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Echo & the Bunnymen New Wave, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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Siouxsie Sioux is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Siouxsie Sioux New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Killing Joke Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

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Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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Erasure is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Erasure Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Robert Smith New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music

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Squeeze is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Squeeze New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Kaiser Chiefs Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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Keane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Keane Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Ladytron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Ladytron Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

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The Specials is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The Specials New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Adam Ant New Wave, Pop music, Power pop

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Simply Red is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Simply Red Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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ABC is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English New Wave Bands List
ABC Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Public Image Ltd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Public Image Ltd Noise rock, New Wave, Dance-punk

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The The is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English New Wave Bands List
The The Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Ultravox Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Level 42 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Level 42 New Wave, Jazz-funk, Pop music

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Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Andy Summers New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Kim Wilde is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Kim Wilde Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Roxy Music is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Roxy Music New Wave, Rock music, Protopunk

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Big Audio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English New Wave Bands List
Big Audio New Wave, Rock music, Alternative dance