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”

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2. Dexys Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen”

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3. OMD “If You Leave”

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4. Modern English “I Melt With You”

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

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

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7. Madness “Our House”

8. Peter Schilling “Major Tom”

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9. Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”

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10. Yaz “Situation”

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11. Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls”

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12. Soft Cell “Tainted Love”

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13. Animotion “Obsession”

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14. New Order “ Blue Monday”

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15. B-Movie “Nowhere Girl”

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

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17. Dramarama “Anything, Anything”

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18. Living Colour “Glamour Boys”

19. David Bowie “Let’s Dance”

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20. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy “Kiss Me”

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

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22. Simple Minds “Promised You a Miracle”

23. Yaz “Don’t Go”

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24. Erasure “Oh L’amour”

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25. Blondie “Rapture”

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26. Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love”

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27. Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue”

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28. Romeo Void “Never Say Never”

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29. The B-52’s “Channel Z”

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30. Fishbone “Party At Ground Zero”

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31. Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party”

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32. Pixies “Here Comes Your Man”

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33. The Cars “Hello Again”

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34. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf”

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35. Wang Chung “Dance Hall Days”

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36. The Plimsouls “A Million Miles Away”

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37. a-Ha “Take On Me”

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38. INXS “Don’t Change”

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39. Billy Idol “Dancing With Myself”

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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?”

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44. David Bowie “Modern Love”

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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”

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49. Squeeze “Hourglass”

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50. The Kinks “Come Dancing”

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51. Musical Youth “Pass The Dutchie”

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52. Berlin “No More Words”

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53. Iggy Pop “Cry for Love”

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54. The Cure “Just Like Heaven”

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55. New Order “Age of Consent”

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