Growing up in the 80s and 90s I naturally have an affinity for all things synth pop. I grew up on this music and absolutely love it. So here is my take on some of my favorite songs from this genre (and a few outside of it for good measure). These are my personal favorites, let me know if I missed anything good :)
Let's start things off strong with none other than the Pet Shop Boys!
A different type of synth pop, but nonetheless a great jam. My favorite from Michael Jackson.
It might be pushing it to have this song on here but it's too awesome not to have.
You just can't go wrong with the Pet Shop Boys.
Okay, this isn't from the 80s or 90s but I threw it in for good measure because it's freaking awesome :)
Pretty cool song if you ask me.
Great, unique song that is super catchy,
Queen is one of my favorite classic rock bands and this song of theirs qualifies as synth pop so it's on the list.
A newer song but it's too good to not be on this list.
My favorite song from Duran Duran.
This is just a classic. This is my favorite Tears For Fears song.
This is an underrated Pet Shop Boys song that is just brilliant. They have so many good songs but I think you already knew that.
Super under-rated song that is brilliant!
Such an amazing song! My favorite from Ace of Base.
YES! A classic.
When I think 90s dance I think of this song. This is one of my favorite songs from the 90s and my favorite song from Real McCoy.
The best New Order song.
This is one of my favorite Pet Shop Boys songs because it freaking tears down the house.
My favorite song from Depeche Mode.
You can never go wrong with this gem.
This is my favorite Pet Shop Boys song, and Pet Shop Boys are one of my favorite synth pop groups, so that says a lot. This song has so much positive energy and uplifts you big time. And no, I didn't forget West End Girls, just never really been a fan of that song. I think they have so many better ones.
I've always been a huge fan of this song. This is my favorite Erasure song. The chorus is amazing!
This right here is the best synth pop song ever made. Everything about it is absolutely perfect. A-ha may not have a lot of hits but they made sure to get this one right. The video is really cool too.