The Sound of New Wave playlist

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The Sound of New Wave playlist

stackm
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I've been impressed with many of Spotify's playlists so far. I've discovered several songs and it seems that the playlist compilers have done a great job.

 

But am I misunderstanding what is considered "New Wave"? The above playlist contains:

 

- Bette Midler

- Carly Simon

- Carole King

- Cathy Dennis

- Cher

- Donna Lewis

- Fiona Apple

- Gabrielle

- Liz Phair

- Melanie C.

- Natalie Imbruglia

- Paula Abdul

- Seal

- Wilson Phillips

 

Am I missing the definition of "New Wave"? I consider New Wave mostly synth pop from 1980-1985.

 

Was this playlist randomly chosen?

 

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