Bands/Musicians English New Wave Bands List

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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
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
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English New Wave Bands List
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
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42
Public Image Ltd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English New Wave Bands List
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
Soundtrack, New Wave, Spoken word

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

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

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

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

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