The Great Songs : 80s Synthpop / New Wave

Big music fan here... and there ain't enough great music quizzes here. BTW ... Yes, this is focused on pop and not rock.
Quiz by Jonathan
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Last updated: March 8, 2015
First submittedJanuary 19, 2015
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The Song
The Artist
Enola Gay
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
The Model (Das Model)
Kraftwerk
Just Can't Get Enough
Depeche Mode
Love Action (I Believe In Love)
The Human League
I Ran (So Far Away)
A Flock Of Seagulls
We Are Glass
Gary Numan
Fade To Grey
Visage
West End Girls
Pet Shop Boys
True Faith
New Order
Head Over Heels
Tears For Fears
Black Man Ray
China Crisis
Torch
Soft Cell
Smalltown Boy
Bronski Beat
It's My Life
Talk Talk
Save A Prayer
Duran Duran
Sunset Now
Heaven 17
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Eurythmics
Situation
Yazoo
Vienna
Ultravox
Chains Of Love
Erasure
Quiet Life
Japan
The Safety Dance
Men Without Hats
Promised You A Miracle
Simple Minds
Moments In Love
Art Of Noise
Living On The Ceiling
Blancmange
Cry Wolf
a-ha
Big In Japan
Alphaville
She Blinded Me With Science
Thomas Dolby
Einstein-A-Go-Go
Landscape
The Song
The Artist
Doctor! Doctor!
Thompson Twins
No. 1 Song In Heaven
Sparks
Together In Electric Dreams
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
Party Fears Two
The Associates
Dr. Mabuse (A Paranoid Fantasy)
Propaganda
Heartbeat City
The Cars
Avalon
Roxy Music
Underpass
John Foxx
Johnny And Mary
Robert Palmer
Two Tribes
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Brilliant Mind
Furniture
We Close Our Eyes
Go West
Too Shy
Kajagoogoo
Since Yesterday
Strawberry Switchblade
If I Was
Midge Ure
Pearl In The Shell
Howard Jones
Everything She Wants
Wham
Never Ending Story
Limahl
Wouldn't It Be Good
Nik Kershaw
Whip It
Devo
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Dead Or Alive
Getting Away With It
Electronic
Let's Dance
David Bowie
Da Da Da
Trio
Waiting For A Train
Flash And The Pan
Breakout
Swing Out Sister
Poison Arrow
ABC
To Cut A Long Story Short
Spandau Ballet
When Love Breaks Down
Prefab Sprout
The Song
The Artist
Life In A Northern Town
The Dream Academy
Obsession
Animotion
Happy Birthday
Altered Images
Steppin' Out
Joe Jackson
The Race
Yello
I'm In Love With A German Film Star
The Passions
Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel
Video Killed The Radio Star
The Buggles
Dance Hall Days
Wang Chung
E = MC²
Big Audio Dynamite
Word Up
Cameo
Eyes Without A Face
Billy Idol
Sussudio
Phil Collins
The Promise
When In Rome
One Thing Leads To Another
The Fixx
I Melt With You
Modern English
Sunshine Reggae
Laid Back
Pull Up To The Bumper
Grace Jones
Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club
Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes
French Kissin In The USA
Deborah Harry
Brother Louie
Modern Talking
Burning Down The House
Talking Heads
Hounds Of Love
Kate Bush
Axel F
Harold Faltermeyer
Love & Pride
King
Self Control
Laura Branigan
Atomic
Blondie
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Level 74
Jan 20, 2015
Billy Joel should also be an acceptable answer to 'Vienna'
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Level 30
Jan 21, 2015
Released in 1977, so irrelevant to this quiz
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Level 62
May 10, 2015
Since none of these artists are repeated, perhaps it'd be better to make this a standard quiz without the highlights. Just a suggestion, since there isn't much of a point of including highlights, especially for a quiz like this one. Good quiz though.
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Level 50
Jan 2, 2016
Highlights are required, since I would just start typing in random bands. Phil Collins? Shoud not really be on this list.
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Level 30
Feb 11, 2016
Phil Collins made a lot of songs with drum machines and synths in the 80s, Sussudio being one. I deemed him worthy of inclusion.
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2017
Finding both Debbie Harry and Blondie is great. Kim Wilde missing, though
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2018
I don't know if it's just me or what, but with the color scheme you've set I cannot read anything in the answer boxes.
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Level 30
Jan 29, 2019
that's strange. Definitely wasn't like that when I first published the quiz.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2020
Not happening now. Maybe it's the computer I was on at the time?