Today’s playlist is mainly from the ’80’s, featuring music in the Synth Pop and New Wave genres. If you’re looking for some boppy tunes with meaningful lyrics, these genres might just be your dream come true.


  1. Blue Monday – New Order, off of the 1983 album Power, Corruption, and Lies
  2. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League, off of the 1981 album Dare
  3. Rio – Duran Duran, off of the 1982 album Rio
  4. Tainted Love – Soft Cell, a cover off of the 1981 album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  5. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics, off of the 1983 album Sweet Dreams
  6. How Soon is Now? – The Smiths, off of the 1985 album Meat is Murder
  7. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears, off of the 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair
  8. Take on Me – a-Ha, off of the 1985 album Hunting High and Low
  9. Policy of Truth – Depeche Mode, off of the 1990 album Violator
  10. Call Me – Blondie, off of the 1980 album American Gigolo
  11. Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure, off of the 1980 album Boys Don’t Cry
  12. Kiss Them For Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees, off of the 1991 album Superstition
  13. Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood, off of the 1984 album Welcome to the Pleasuredome
  14. Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo, off of the 1985 album Dead Man’s Party
  15. Whip It – DEVO, off of the 1980 album Freedom of Choice
  16. (I Just) Died in Your Arms – The Cutting Crew, off of the 1986 album Broadcast

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