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GIRLS ON SPOTIFY! AND YOUTUBE! A-Z New Wave Sampler Playlist by Three Imaginary Girls - Go lIsten!

June 2018 marks Three Imaginary Girls’ 16th birthday! We’re throwing a big New Wave Night party that will be imaginary to the max {performances with a live band, karaoke, a DJ dance party, a photo booth, and more!!!}. Please please please join us! {all the details / tix / facebook RSVP}

Here at “Imaginary Headquarters” we are in full-on NEW WAVE MODE!!!

Those who see us each day are usually greeted with an enthusiastic exclamation of “I Want Candy!!!” and “Girls on Film (two minutes later!!!)”

So what have we been listening to on repeat? The A-Z New Wave Sampler – an imaginary guide to our favorite New Wave songs!!!

It’s a ~80 song sampler of my favorite New Wave songs and I put it together for you to likewise listen to on repeat via Spotify (oddly the Toni Basil and Pere Ubu songs are on YouTube but not Spotify):

See the songs in their delectable original video format – which is the format we most highly recommend.  Behold all 80 songs in an A-Z playlist (you can also view here). Just hit the fast forward button if you want to skip to the next one. Adam Ant’s “Puss in Boots” is one of my favorite videos of all time so it’s with immense elation that I was able to station it as the first video in this guide.

New Wave Playlist Tracklist

  • Adam Ant – “Puss ‘n Boots”
  • Alphaville – “Forever Young”
  • Art of Noise – “Beat Box”
  • Bananarama & Fun Boy Three – “Really Saying Something”
  • Toni Basil – “Hey Mickey”
  • Big Audio Dynamite – “The Bottom Line”
  • Blondie – “Hanging On the Telephone”
  • Book of Love – “Boy”
  • Boomtown Rats – “I Don’t Like Mondays”
  • Bow Wow Wow – “Candy”
  • David Bowie – “Modern Love”
  • Bronski Beat – “Smalltown Boy”
  • The Cars – “My Best Friend’s Girl”
  • The Clash – “London Calling”
  • Cocteau Twins – “Carolyn’s Fingers”
  • Elvis Costello – “Radio Radio”
  • The Cure – “Three Imaginary Boys”
  • Dead or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”
  • Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
  • Devo – “[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction”
  • Dexys Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen”
  • The Dream Academy – “Life in a Northern Down”
  • Duran Duran – “Girls On Film
  • The English Beat – “Save It For Later”
  • Erasure – “A Little Respect”
  • Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
  • Falco – “Vienna Calling”
  • Flock of Seagulls – “I Ran”
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood – “Relax” – go get a super special RELAX t-shirt here!
  • Gang of Four – “I Found That Essence Rare”
  • Gene Loves Jezebel – “Desire”
  • The Go-Gos – “Our Lips Are Sealed “
  • Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”
  • INXS – “Don’t Change”
  • Joe Jackson – “Is she really going out with him?”
  • The Jam – “Town Called Malice “
  • Jesus and Mary Chain – “Just Like Honey”
  • Nik Kershaw – “Wouldn’t It Be Good?”
  • Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
  • Lords of the New Church – “Dance with Me”
  • Lene Lovich – “Lucky Number”
  • Madness – “One Step Beyond”
  • Men Without Hats – “Safety Dance”
  • Missing Persons – “Destination Unknown”
  • Modern English – “I Melt With You”
  • Naked Eyes – “Always Something There To Remind Me”
  • Nena – “99 Luftballons”
  • New Order – “Bizarre Love Triangle”
  • Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
  • Gary Numan – “Cars”
  • Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – “If You Leave”
  • Pere Ubu – “Love Love Love”
  • Pet Shop Boys – “What Have I Done To Deserve This”
  • The Police – “Roxanne”
  • Pretenders – “Brass in Pocket”
  • Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
  • Public Image Ltd. – “Rise”
  • Q-Feel – “Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)”
  • Romeo Void – “Never Say Never”
  • Scandal – “Goodbye To You”
  • Peter Schilling – “Major Tom”
  • Simple Minds – “Don’t You Forget About Me”
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Kiss Them for Me”
  • The Smiths – “Bigmouth Strikes Again”
  • Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
  • Sparks – “Cool Places”
  • Split Enz – “I Got You”
  • Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime”
  • Ultravox – “Vienna”
  • Visage – “Fade to Grey”
  • The Waitresses – “I Know What Boys Like”
  • Wham – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
  • Kim Wilde – “Kids in America”
  • Wire – “Outdoor Miner”
  • XTC – “Mayor of Simpleton”
  • Yazoo – “Only you”
  • Young Marble Giants – “Brand – New – Life”
  • Ze Popes – “Sexy Pyjamas”

Practice up my talented and enchanting friends! Our New Wave Night party will feature a karaoke portion in which you and yours can take the mic and wow us with your rendition of your favorite New Wave song. The amazing Baby Ketten will be KJing so you know the song choices are unmatched and we’ll all be stars!

After our 8 sets of Seattle Rockstar performances with a live band, the festivities will break out into a New Wave karaoke party in one room and a New Wave dance party (with DJ Mike Steve). Get there to the party early as the karaoke portion and song dibs are first come, first served.

Our 80’s-themed New Wave Photo Booth will be available all night! How often do you get to have your rockstar photo taken by a rockstar photographer (ok, a bunch of you are actual real rockstars – but you know what I mean).

Get into full-on NEW WAVE MODE with us on June 17 at Chop Suey!!!

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New Wave Night - 2018! Three Imaginary Girls' party celebrating 16 years as Seattle's indie-pop press. Join us June 17, 2018 at Chop Suey!!!