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Top 10 Best 80s Goth Songs



80s Goth music made depression fashionable and trendy!

Goth/Darkwave was the precursor to today's Shoegaze/Dreampop.

Back in the day nothing was cooler than caking on your eyeliner, donning an all black outfit and sulking while you showed off your moves on the dance floor.

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Here are the 10 most danceable 80s Goth Songs!:

In Shreds-      The Chameleons

So Alive-      Love and Rockets

Christine-      Siouxsie And The Banshees

White Wedding-      Billy Idol

The Killing Moon-      Echo And The Bunnymen

Love Song-      The Cure

How Soon Is Now?-      The Smiths

She Sells Sanctuary-      The Cult-

Enjoy The Silence-     Depeche Mode

Love Will Tear Us Apart-      Joy Division

Bonus Songs-

Dance With Me-     Lords Of The New Church

This Corrosion-     Sisters Of Mercy

Nemesis-     Shriekback

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Artists who were the progenitors of Gothic Rock include Marc Bolan, Alice Cooper, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, Leonard Cohen and Nico.

Goth or Darkwave, emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s. The first post-punk bands that played romanticized dark music with gothic overtones include Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Damned, The Stranglers and the Cure.

"Godfather" of Goth, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus considers Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" to be the "first Goth album."

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Don't forget to rock your 80s Party with these totally awesome Remixes and Mashups!

The Look Of Love (1990 Remix)-       ABC

Dont You Want Me - Andy Hagerty Mix-       The Human League

Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) (Alt Version)-       A Flock Of Seagulls

Bizarre Love Triangle (Crystal Method)-       New Order

Girls On Film [Alternative Night Version] [Polaroid Mix]-       Duran Duran

Masquerade alternate mix-       Berlin

Katy On A Prayer (Bon Jovi vs. Katy Perry)-       Sjoersje

Changed The Way You Hurt Me (Culture Club vs. Example)-       g4gorilla

Situation (Hercules and Love Affair)-       Yaz

Images Of Heaven (Razormaid Mix)-       Peter Godwin

Flashdance....What a Feeling - Adam Van House Remix-       Irene Cara

Hungry Like The Wolf (Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix)-       Duran Duran

Don't Stop Believin' In Planet Rock (Journey/ Afrika Bambaataa)-       A plus D

Roxanne Should Be Dancing (Police vs. Bee Gees)-       DJ Zebra

Let's Dance 'n Stuff-       [MMM] MadMixMustang

Under Pressure (DJ Craig remix)-       Queen & David Bowie

Yeah Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie vs Chris Brown)-       Roel Regelink

Enola Promises (Nero vs O.M.D.)-       Jess Marquis

I Wanna Reach Sedated (Tantrum Desire vs The Ramones)-       Jess Marquis


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