55 Essential ’80s Songs Alt-Rock And New Wave Tracks You Need At Your Party

These classic songs will get you on the dance floor.

1. The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go”

2. Dexys Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen”

3. OMD “If You Leave”

4. Modern English “I Melt With You”

5. 4.The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Our Sealed”

6. Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me”

7. Madness “Our House”

8. Peter Schilling “Major Tom”

9. Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”

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10. Yaz “Situation”

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11. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”

12. Soft Cell “Tainted Love”

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13. Animotion “Obsession”

14. New Order “ Blue Monday”

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15. B-Movie “Nowhere Girl”

16. Siouxsie and the Banshees “Peek-A-Boo”

17. Dramarama “Anything, Anything”

18. Living Colour “Glamour Boys”

19. David Bowie “Let’s Dance”

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20. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy “Kiss Me”

21. Icicle Works “Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)”

22. Simple Minds “Promised You a Miracle”

23. Yaz “Don’t Go”

24. Erasure “Oh L’amour”

25. Blondie “Rapture”

26. Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love”

27. Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue”

28. Romeo Void “Never Say Never”

29. The B-52’s “Channel Z”

30. Fishbone “Party At Ground Zero”

31. Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”

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32. Pixies “Here Comes Your Man”

33. The Cars “Hello Again”

34. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf”

35. Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”

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36. The Plimsouls “A Million Miles Away”

37. a-Ha “Take On Me”

39. Billy Idol “Dancing With Myself”

40. Echo & The Bunnymen “Lips Like Sugar”

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41. Big Audio Dynamite “The Bottom Line”

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42. The Smiths “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”

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43. The Human League “Don’t You Want Me?”

44. David Bowie “Modern Love”

45. Depeche Mode “Just Can’t Get Enough”

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46. The Sugarcubes “Motorcrash”

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47. XTC “Mayor of Simpleton”

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48. The Replacements “Alex Chilton”

The Replacements "Alex Chilton"

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49. Squeeze “Hourglass”

Squeeze “Hourglass”

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50. The Kinks “Come Dancing”

The Kinks “Come Dancing”

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51. Musical Youth “Pass The Dutchie”

Musical Youth “Pass The Dutchie”

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52. Berlin “No More Words”

Berlin “No More Words”

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53. Iggy Pop “Cry for Love”

Iggy Pop “Cry for Love”

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54. The Cure “Just Like Heaven”

The Cure “Just Like Heaven”

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55. New Order “Age of Consent”

New Order “Age of Consent”

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