New Wave Music

As music continues to evolve, let's take a closer look at 'New Wave' music.

Mia DeGrandpre, Staff Writer

Music has been around for as long as humans can remember. In fact, people are unsure just when music was created. Even cavemen had their own type of music. Today’s popular music that you may hear when you turn on the radio is very different from the music that was first played in the ’60s… Music has evolved a lot throughout the past decades. In this article, I will be talking about a genre of music called “New Wave” 


What was New Wave Music? 

New Wave was the end of traditional blues and rock and roll sounds and introduced pop and rock music that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. For this time period, this was a huge change. This went from classic rock songs to more of ‘Pop’ songs as some would call it. 


  What songs are considered “New Wave”? 

If you asked your parents, they would probably know most of the New Wave songs listed below 

  • Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
  • Call me (Blondie)
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) (The Eurythmics) 
  • Message in a Bottle (The Police) 

New Wave music is very different from the music you hear today. There isn’t a lot of sounds such as guitar, base, and piano as there is in today’s music. Music has changed in many ways, and will probably be very different in the future.