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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different bands like Rod Stewart and The Clash.

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
2
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
16
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
19
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