Bands/Musicians German New Wave Bands List

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

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from Germany?" and "Which new wave bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Nena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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Sandra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera

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

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Taco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Swing music

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Peter Schilling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Schlager music, Neue Deutsche Welle

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Klaus Nomi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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Camouflage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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The Whitest Boy Alive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Shoegazing

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Cetu Javu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Conny Plank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Krautrock, New Wave, Electronic music

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Cinema Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Marian Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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H. P. Baxxter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Hardstyle, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Xmal Deutschland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave

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Paso Doble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Neue Deutsche Welle, Techno

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Die Goldenen Zitronen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Hip hop music, New Wave, Electro

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Moti Special is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave

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Stereo Total is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, Indie, New Wave

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Pink Turns Blue is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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Klee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list German New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Celebrate The Nun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list German New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Wolfsheim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list German New Wave Bands List
vivienne see added Synthpop, Dark wave