I know, we always think of new wave being so commonplace in the '80s, but it wasn't always easy for a British (or any European) new wave/synthpop/alternative artist to get a hit at the time. Which is why it was always impressive for any of them to crack America, even during the "second British invasion".Passing_Strang wrote:Thank you, LostAvenger, most interesting! Nice to see so many New Wave songs - it seems New Wave was first and foremost a college radio phenomenon in the US, with only a limited amount of artists breaking into the mainstream. So it's a small wonder this music is so known and well-remembered 30+ years since its creation. You'd think it was just a blip on the musical radar of the time - but there we are!