Eurythmics (“Sweet Dreams [Are Made Of This]”)

Who could forget the release of this smash hit in 1983?! Annie Lennox has always been amazing and really set the standard for New Wave! This video is brilliant and their concert that year was mouth-watering. I remember very well that August night at the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco. WOW!!!!

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The Go-Go’s (“We Got The Beat”)

And who could forget this fab all-girl L.A. band from the early 80s, who wrote and performed their own material? With the magnificent Belinda Carlisle on lead vocals, this group paved the way for the New Wave movement. Their debut album, Beauty and the Beat (1981), hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and their poppy songs were ubiquitous in the early 80s.