The Best New Romantic Bands/Artists

List Rules
Only bands who came to rise around the New Romantic movement (approximately 1979-1981 in the UK).

Although the New Romantic movement rose and fell relatively quickly in terms of time, that doesn't mean that there weren't a number a great bands to emerge and make a long impact on music listeners across the globe. The heyday of the New Romantic movement occurred from 1979-1981 in the UK, during which the New Romantics were also called Blitz Kids. They incorporated a snazzy brand of New Wave and synthpop music. Known as much for their forward thinking wardrobe as their music, New Romantic bands are still around today, and their music can even be heard on the radio.

So, what are the best New Romantic bands of all time? Any list of New Romantics artists/groups must feature the names Duran Duran, Culture Club, Simple Minds, Spandau Ballet and Adam and the Ants. Though some bands on this list didn't emerge from the clubs associated with the New Romantic movement, they were described as New Romantics, hence their place on this list. 

That being said, it's up to you to determine which New Romantic bands are the best across the genre. This list answers the questions "what are the top New Romantic bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest New Romantic musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the bands' music (albums and songs) instead of just voting for the most popular or famous New Romantic bands from the 70s and 80s that you might've heard of. 

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