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Rated: E · Book · Music · #2247218
From 1969 to 2019, here’s my personal picks for the best synthpop songs of all time.
Since the 1960’s, synthesizers have become more and more prominent in the world of music. In the 1970’s, a diverse group of artists such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, and Jean-Michel Jarre began crafting songs entirely using synthesizers. At the same time, disco, punk, and rock producers had begun exploring electronic music as well. Thus, the synth-pop genre was born.

From its boom in the 1980’s to its decline in the 90’s to its revival in the 2010’s, synth-pop has evolved and changed, intersecting with other genres and branching out into new subgenres along the way, from EBM and indietronica to Synthwave and electroclash.

This book contains my (admittedly amateur) picks for the 100 greatest synth-pop songs, listed in chronological order from 1969 to 2019. It includes eighties classics like Eurythmic’s “Sweet Dreams” and a-ha’s “Take on Me,” forgotten nineties gems like Wolfsheim’s “Once in a Lifetime,” modern indie hits like Sharon Van Etten’s “Seventeen,” and everything else in between. Rather than order the songs under any sort of ranking system, which would both invite controversy and be incredibly difficult due to the diversity of styles represented on this list, I have decided to order the list chronologically. This blog is a work in progress, and will be continually updated.

While you read, listen to the songs for yourself. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite or discover one from your past.

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKfyFnc10ENxkhRsbINM17F44k-2viAli

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7z6NCO7dWii5KhvizCZXQN?si=VZ9R2EhQSVGSlBZQZjKK...
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#69. Pop Corn
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#68. Oxygène, Part IV
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#67. I Feel Love
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#66. Cheree
ID #1010283 entered on June 5, 2021 at 6:24pm
#65. Warm Leatherette
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#64. Das Model (The Model)
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#63. Heart of Glass
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#62. The Number One Song in Heaven
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#61. Life in Tokyo
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#60. Are “Friends” Electric?
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#59. Video Killed the Radio Star
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#58. Underpass
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#57. Rydeen
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#56. Whip It
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#55. Enola Gay
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#54. Fade to Grey
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#53. Bette Davis Eyes
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#52. Computer Love
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#51. Tainted Love
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#50. Don’t You Want Me
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#49. Face to Face
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#48. The Safety Dance
ID #1008132 entered on April 10, 2021 at 1:42pm
#47. Only You
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#46. Promised You A Miracle
ID #1008380 entered on July 23, 2021 at 10:46pm
#45. The Look of Love
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