Top 10 Best Synthwave Songs of All Time

Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Synthwave songs of all time 2017, Synthwave music is a genre of electronic music and its origin can be traced back in the 2000’s. This type of music is inspired by the 1980’s-new wave music. Nostalgia plays a big part in the Synthwave culture reminding us of the 1980’s which saw the rise of electronic music.

Synthwave is heavily inspired by new wave and the soundtracks of many 1980’s films, video games, cartoons and television shows. The style is mainly instrumental, and often contain 1980’s cliché elements in the sound such as electronic drums, gated reverb, analog synthesizer bass lines and leads, all to resemble tracks from that period.

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Here we present the list of top 10 best Synthwave songs of all time 2017.

10. Tech Noir- Gunship

Gunship is a British Synthwave band formed in 2010. Gunship’s music has been described as influenced by the soundtracks of 80s film, television shows, video games & cartoons, which is all Synthwave music is all a about, a good reminder of the 80s.

Tech Noir is one of their best tracks from an album released in 2015. This track is attribute to 1980s nostalgia and is considered one of the best Synthwave tune of all time. Gunships make great and innovative and thought-provoking videos make their music so good.

9. Mitch Murder – Interceptor

Mitch Murder is a Swedish electronic musician from Stockholm, known as one of the many artists that popularized the Synthwave genre in the early 2000’s. Mitch Murder is an artist in his own league producing great memorable music.

Mitch Murder delivers another hit in Interceptor. This song has everything that a synthwave song needs to have. This song is pure perfection! His music is influenced by Paul Hardcastle, Vince DiCola, and Jan Hammer. This track is from his 2014 album Inceptor.

8. Power Glove – Blood Dragon

Power Glove are an Australian duo known for producing the soundtrack to the video game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Blood Dragon is a gently mean and brutally steady song with a cold atmosphere. The instrumentals are top notch and the thoughtfully chosen. The overall effect is slightly spooky but surprisingly bright song. That is why this great number is in our top 10 best Synthwave songs of all time. Have a listen and tell us what you think.

7. Electric Youth- The Best Thing

The Best Thing has to be on our top 10 best Synthwave songs of all-time list. The best thing was produced in 2014 by Electric Youth, a duo from Toronto, Canada. This duo creates futuristic songs.

Electric Youth makes stuff that is sometimes labeled dreamwave which is synthwave with a nostalgic, ethereal quality to it that makes it sound somewhat dream-like.

6. Night of the Dead – Raydar

Night of the Dead is a song from the album Evil Squad. The song is fast and had enough energy to make it catchy and delightful. Raydar is a true retro artist and his music is a hit in the Synthwave world. His music has depth and element. We’re not drowned in distortion; instead we’re given a balanced serving of our daily destruction. This song is a good example of dark retro Synthwave done right.

5. Accelerated -Miami Nights 1984

Michael Glover’s, also known as Miami Nights 1984 is the artist behind the hit accelerated. This Canadian producer is one of the most known Synthwave artists. His music is inspired by the 1980’s electronic music which he grew up listening to.

Accelerated by Miami Nights 1984 is a feel-good song that uplifts your mood when you listen. It makes you feel like taking a ride with the windows down through city streets to more airy country roads. A truly beautiful song that deserves a spot on this list of the top 10 best Synthwave songs of all time.

4. Skeletons in the Attic – Dance with the Dead

A dose of darkness combined with a lot of energy is what this track is all about. Not to mention the guitar skills in this number. This is a masterpiece. Skeleton in the Attic is one of those well know synthwave songs and is simply perfection. Dance with the Dead (DWTD) does not disappoint, they continue to produce hit after hit which are of high quality.

Dance with the Dead is a favourite among Synthwave music lovers. This is the reason why it’s one of our top 10 best Synthwave songs of all time.

3. Silicon Tare – Com Truise

Silicone Tare is from his 2016 album titled, Silicone Tare. This track perfectly captures that cool 80’s feel that Synthwave listeners love to hear. It has been tremendously popular, which is why it easily one of the top 10 Synthwave songs on our list.

Com Truise has a vocal presence that can go in front of his cleanly designed backdrops. His music has a lot of instrumental that dominates the foreground. Considering how reliable Com Truise has become at delivering a certain mood with each release, it’s no great surprise that this song is so good.

2. Kavinsky-Nightcall

Night call is a song reminiscent of the 1980’s action movies which Kavisky grew up watching and later influenced much of his music. This is a very well-known track and has gotten a lot of airplay. If you are a Synthwave music fan, this song needs to be on your playlist. It is that good!

Kavinsky achieved bigger mainstream recognition after his track, Nightcall, which was featured in the 2011 film Drive and caught people’s attention. The song was used in the soundtrack for the film, The Lincoln Lawyer.

He us one of the biggest name in the Synthwave scene. Kavinsky draws inspiration from 80’s electro pop and film soundtracks to come up with a distinct take on electronic music.

1. King of the street – Lazerhawk

Lazerhawk is an Austin-based musician whose songs lean on the action side of the Synthwave spectrum. King of the Street is a song in his 2013 album Skull and Shark. This song is everything pure Synthwave should be: desperately hopeful, energetic, full of electricity. He has the ability to bring out imagination of others through his music. His songs make you feel like a power warrior fighting some very weird and gothic creatures and winning! He has a great sound that captures the horror possibilities of the Synthwave genre. This is the best Synthwave song of all time.

Feel like your favourite Synthwave song has been left out of this list? Please let us know in the comments section. Go ahead and explore this genre and discover more beautiful songs to add to your play list.

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  1. Great list. I miss Perturbator and Carpenter Brut. Best song in this genre and maybe the full album FM-84 – “Atlas” especially the pop/synthwave track “Running in The Night” is awesome.

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