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We took the Top 100 Songs from multiple NWO posters' lists and
came up with this master list.
Number at end is # of points.
Weighed from 5 points for a poster's Top 10, down to 2 for the latter 50.
We have old classics, underlooked gems, and personal favorites:

1. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart 49
2. Talk Talk - Itís My Life 44.6
3. Gary Numan - Cars 44.3
4. Visage - Fade to Grey 44
5. New Order - Blue Monday 43
6. B-Movie - Nowhere Girl 41
7. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon 36
8. The-The - Uncertain Smile 33
9. Split Enz - I Got You 30
10. Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way 28.6
11. English Beat - Save It For Later 28.3
12. Soft Cell - Tainted Love 28
13. Freur - Doot Doot 27
14. Icicle Works - Birds Fly
(Whisper To A Scream) 26.5
15. Heaven 17 - Let Me Go 26
16. Modern English - I Melt With You 25
17. Roxy Music - More Than This 24.8
18. Real Life - Send Me An Angel 24.6
19. Church - Under the Milky Way 24.4
20. ABC - The Look Of Love 24
21. Yaz - Situation 23.5
22. Bongos - Numbers With Wings 23
23. Human League - Donít You Want Me 22.5
24. Smiths - How Soon is Now 22
25. Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy 21.6
26. Ultravox - Vienna 21.3
27. Records - Starry Eyes 21
28. Payola$ - Eyes Of A Stranger 20.9
29. A Flock of Seagulls -
Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) 20.7
30. Cure - Inbetween Days 20.5
31. Thomas Dolby - One of our Submarine 20.3
32. Madness - One Step Beyond 20
33. A Flock Of Seagulls -
Space Age Love Song 19.8
34. Eurythmics - Love Is a Stranger 19.7
35. U2 - New Yearís Day 19.5
36. Re-flex - The Politics of Dancing 19.4
37. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter 19.3
38. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric? 19.2
39. Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star 19.1
40. Simple Minds -
Donít You (Forget About Me) 18.9
41. Tears for Fears - Change 18.8
42. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle 18.7
43. Wire Train - Chamber of Hellos 18.65
44. Siouxsie & Banshees - Cities in Dust 18.6
45. When In Rome - The Promise 18.5
46. Clash - Train in Vain 18.4
47. Depeche Mode - Just Canít Get Enough 18.35
48. Berlin - The Metro 18.3
49. Cure - Boys Donít Cry 18.25
50. Pete Shelley - Homosapien 18.2


 


And the rest of
the 99 Luftballons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



51. Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere In Summertime 18.2
52. XTC - Making Plans for Nigel 18.15
53. Culture Club -Church Of The Poisoned Mind 18.1
54. Spoons - Nova Heart 18
55. Industry - State of the Nation 17.9
56. A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran 17.7
57. Cult - She Sells Sanctuary 17.5
58. Secession - Touch 17
59. Damned - Alone again or 16.9
60. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love 16.8
61. Ministry - Every Day is Halloween 16.7
62. Duran Duran - Girls On Film 16.6
63. New Order - Ceremony 16.5
64. Big Country - In a Big Country 16.4
65. Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me 16.3
66. Alphaville - Jerusalem 16.2
67. Ministry - Revenge 16.1
68. Lords of New Church - Dance With me 15.9
69. Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter 15.8
70. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 15.7
71. A Flock Of Seagulls - Telecommunication 15.7
72. Chameleons - Up The Down Escalator 15.6
73. Japan - Quiet Life 15.5
74. Smiths - There Is A Light
That Never Goes Out 15.4
75. Tin Tin - Kiss Me 15.3
76. Jam - Town Called Malice 15.2
77. Camouflage - The Great Commandment 15.2
78. Blancmange - Donít Tell Me 15.1
79. Aztec Camera - Oblivious 15
80. Romeo Void - Never Say Never 14.9
81. Cure - Letís Go to Bed 14.8
82. A-ha - Hunting High & Low 14.7
83. M - Pop Music 14.6
84. OMD - Enola Gay 14.5
85. INXS - Donít Change 14.2
86. Cure - Love Cats 14.1
87. Peter Godwin - Images Of Heaven 14
88. Tears for Fears - Mad World 13.9
89. Furniture - Brilliant Mind 13.8
90. Yaz - Nobodyís Diary 13.7
91. Killing Joke - Love Like Blood 13.6
92. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods 13.5
93. Devo - Gates of Steel 13.45
94. Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly 13.4
95. Cure - Just Like Heaven 13.3
96. Cure - A Forest 13.25
97. Jam - Thatís Entertainment 13.2
98. Talk Talk - Talk Talk 13.1
99. Fiction Factory - Feels Like Heaven 13


100-500 In no particular order except by points.

100-117- 12 points
Alice Cooper - Clones (We're All)
Bolshoi - A Way
Burning Sensations - Belly of the whale
Clash - London Calling
Crowded House - Donít Dream Itís Over
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right
Echo & The Bunnymen - Never Stop
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again
Human League - Love Action
Human League - Seconds
Jo Boxers - Just Got Lucky
Lords Of New Church - Open Your Eyes
New Order - Perfect Kiss
Pretenders - Mystery Achievement
Shriekback - All Lined Up
Specials - Ghost Town
Suburbs - Love is the Law

118-139- 11 points

A-Ha - Take On Me
Alphaville - Big in Japan
Bauhaus - She's In Parties
Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
China Crisis - King In A Catholic Style
Comsat Angels - Will You Stay Tonight
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
Echo & The Bunnymen - Silver
English Beat - I Confess
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
Howard Jones - New Song
Missing Persons - Walking in L.A.
Morrissey - Suedehead
New Order - Love Vigilantes
Polecats - Make a Circuit With Me
REM - Radio Free Europe
Simple Minds - Love Song
Smiths - Big Mouth Strikes again
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Vicious Pink - CCCanít You See
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon

140-169- 10 points
Alphaville - Forever Young
Art of Noise - Close (To the Edit)
Berlin - Sex (I'm A...)
Blondie - Atomic
Call - The Walls Come Down
Clash - Lost In The Supermarket
Cure - Close to Me
Depeche Mode - Strangelove
Devo - Beautiful World
Fixx - Red Skies at Night
Haircut 100 - Love Plus One
Kraftwerk - Tour De France
Lena Lovich - New toy
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Midge Ure - If I Was
Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey
Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
Propaganda - Duel
Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
REM - Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)
Shriekback - Nemesis
Siouxsie & Banshees - Dear Prudence
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Squeeze - Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love
U2 - I Will Follow
Ultravox - Dancing with Tears in my Eyes
Vapors - Turning Japanese
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

170-203- 9 points
After The Fire - Der Komissar
Blanket Of Secrecy - Say You Will
Blondie - Dreaming
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria
Camouflage - Love Is A Shield
Cars - Dangerous Type
Depeche Mode - Blasphemourus Roumors
Fay Ray - Modern Lovers
Fixx - Stand Or fALL
Go-Goís - Our Lips Are Sealed
Hubert Kah - Midnight Sun
Joe Jackson - One More Time
Killing Joke - Eighties
Monroes - What Do All The People Know
Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
Naked Eyes - Promises Promises
OMD - Souvenir
Our Daughterís Wedding - Lawn Chairs
Passions - Sanctuary
Plastic Bertrand - «a Plane Pour Moi
Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You
Robert Hazard - Escalator Of Life
Simple Minds - I Travel
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Siouxsie & Banshees - Dazzle
Sniff 'N' Tears - Driverís Seat
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (NaÔve Melody)
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
The-The - This is the Day
Thompson Twins - If You Were Here
Tin Tin - Hold It
Trans-X - Living On Video
Wire - Ahead

204-245- 8 points
Altered Images - See Those Eyes
APB - Shoot You Down
Assembly - Never, Never
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
Berlin - Masquerade
Big Country - Wonderland
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Chameleons - Tears
dBís - Love Is For Lovers
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
English beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
Hilary - Kinetic
Howard devoto - rainy Season
Human League - Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Jam - Absolute Beginners
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Joy Division - Dead Souls
Joy Division - Transmission
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
Machinations - Pressure Sway
Maurice & Cliches - Soft Core
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World
Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
New Order - Everythings Gone Green
New Order - Your Silent Face
Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
Ocean Blue - Between Something & Nothing
OMD - Joan of Arc
OMD - Electricity
Pil - Public Image
Pretenders - Talk of the Town
Red Rockers - China
Roaring Boys - House of Stone
Sisters of Mercy - Dominion
Squeeze - Another Nail For My Heart
Time Zone - World Destruction
Tones on Tail - Go
Vitamin Z - Burning Flame
XTC - Generals & Majors
XTC - Sense Working Overtime

246-297- 7 points
20/20 - Yellow Pills
ABC - Tears Are Not Enough
Adam & the Ants - Antmusic
Big Country - Chance
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blue Nile - Tinseltown in the Rain
B-Movie - A letter from afar
Bow Wow Wow - Baby oh no
Cars - Let's Go
Cetu Javu - Have in Mind
Chameleons - Less Than Human
Clash - I Fought the Law
Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
Depeche Mode - Master & Servant
Duran Duran - Hold Back the Rain
Elvis Costello - Peace Love and Understanding
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
Fine Young Cannibals - Suspicious Minds
Fuzzbox - Self
Godley And Creme - Cry
Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny
Heaven 17 - We Live So Fast
Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back
Icehouse - No Promises
Japan - Ghosts
Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On
Ministry - Effigy (I'm Not An)
New Order - Shell Shock
Nik Kershaw - Dark Glasses
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
OMD - Secret
Peter Murphy - All Night Long
Police - Donít Stand So Close to Me
Propaganda - P-Machinery
Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
Pseudo Echo - A Beat For You
Real Life - Catch Me I'm Falling
Roxy Music - Same Old Scene
Seona Dancing - More to Lose
Sisters Of Mercy - Walk Away
Smiths - This Charming Man
Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat
Spoons - Arias & Symphonies
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Translator - Un-Alone
Trio - Da Da Da
Visage - Damned Don't Cry
Yaz - Only You
Yaz - Goodbye Seventies
Yello - Oh Yeah

298-376- 6 points
Any Trouble - Second Chance
Armoury Show - Castles In Spain
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter
Belle Stars - Sign O' the Times
Berlin - Pictures Of You
Bill Nelson - Wildest Dreams
Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling
Blancmange - Blind Vision
Book of Love - I Touch Roses
Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Deams
Cars - Touch & Go
Cee Farrow - Should I Love You
China Crisis - Wishful Thinking
Church - Reptile
Cure - The Walk
Cure - Push
Damned - Smash It Up
Dave Edmonds - Girls Talk
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
Depeche Mode - People Are People
Dexyís Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Duran Duran - Late Bar
Duran Duran - The Chauffer
Electronic - Getting Away With It
Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army
Erasure - A Little Respect
Erasure - Oh L'Amour
Fabulous Poodles - Oh Cheryl
Fad Gadget - Collapsing New People
Fischer Z - So Long
Frank Chickens - We are Ninja (12Ē)
Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed
Gang of Four - I Love a Man in a Uniform
Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty
Gary Myrick - Message Is You
Hawaiian Pups - Young Boys
Heaven 17 - Penthouse & Pavement
Human league - Sound of the Crowd
Jam - Going Underground
Lloyd Cole - Perfect Skin
Marc Almond - Tears Run Rings
Martha & Muffins - Echo Beach
Members - Working Girl
Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning
New Order - Dreams Never End
Oingo Boingo - Dead Manís Party
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Prefab Sprout - Cars And Girls
Pretenders - Message of Love
Q-Feel - Dancing in Heaven
Quando Quango - Love Tempo
Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker
Replacements - I Will Dare
Replacements - Alex Chilton
Romeo Void - A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)
Roxy Music - Avalon
Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop
Siouxsie & Banshees - Spellbound
Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
Sisters Of Mercy - This Corosion
Slow Children - Spring in Fialta (Extended Mix)
Smiths - Headmasterís Ritual
Smiths - Panic
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Spandau Ballet - Chant No 1(Donít Need This Pressure On)
Squeeze - Tempted
Stranglers - Skin Deep
Teardrop Explodes - Reward
Tears For Fears - Shout
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Ultravox - Reap The Wild Wind
Undertones - Get Over You
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher
Wire - Map Ref 41 N 93 W
Yaz - Don't Go

377-500- 5 points
Adventures - Send My Heart
Alarm - Rescue Me
Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection
Alphaville - Lassie Come Home
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
B-52s - 52 Girls
Bananarama - He Was Really Saying Something (12Ē)
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Beloved - Sweet Harmony
Big Country - Fields of Fire
Black - Everythings Coming Up Roses
Blondie - Pretty Baby
Bonnie Hayes - Girls Like Me
Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me
Box - My Dreams Of You
Breathless - Monkey Talk
Cars - Just What I Needed
Cars - Good Times Roll
Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me
Clash - Stay Free
Clash - Police On My Back
Clash - Rock The Casbah
Cocteau Twins - Carolyn's Fingers
Culture Club - White Boy (12")
Cure - primary
Cure - Kyoto Song
Cure - Night Like This
Dalek I Love You - Holiday In Disneyland (12")
Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust
Depeche Mode - World in My Eyes
Depeche Mode - Stripped
Dial M - Modern Day Love
Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
Drop In Grey - All The Same
Eddie & The Hotrods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write the Book
Eurogliders - Heaven
Eurythmics - English Summer
Expression - Total Eclipse
F.R.David - Words
Flash And Pan - Hey St Peter
Flesh For Lulu - Time and Space
Flirts - Don't Put Another Dime
Freur - Matters Of The Heart (dun difrunt)
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
Gary Numan - Down in the Park
George Kranz - Din Daa Daa
Go-Go's - Head Over Heels
Housemartins - Happy Hour
Icehouse - Street Cafť
Icicle Works - Hollow Horse
Jam - Butterfly Collector
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
Japan - Methods Of Dance
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Japan - Life in Tokyo
Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies
Jim Carroll Band - Itís Too Late
Joy Division - Disorder
Joy Division - 24 Hours
Joy Division - Decades
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Killing Joke - Requiem
Laurie Anderson - O Superman
Lene Lovich - It's You Only You
Limited Warranty - Never Enough
Loop - Arc-Lite
Loop - Straight To Your Heart
Lotus Eaters - Set Me Apart (mix)
Malcolm McLaren - D'ya Like Scratchin'? (12")
Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl
Men Without Hats - I Got the Message
Micro Chip League - New York
Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Nerves - Hanging On The Telephone
New Order - Procession
New Order - Subculture
New Order - Temptation
NewOrder - Thieves Like Us
Normal - Warm Leatherette
Oingo Boingo - Not My Slave
Oingo Boingo - Gray Matter
Oingo Boingo - Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
OMD - Never Turn Away (extended)
OMD - So In Love
Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
Passions - Sanctuary
Pet Shop Boys -
Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind
Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
PiL - Rise
Psychedelic Furs - Dumbwaiters
Psychedelic Furs - Sister Europe
Puppets - Way of Life
Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Talk About The Weather
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Chance
REM - Fall On Me
Replacements - Bastards Of Young
Rhythm Corps - Common Ground
Romeo Void - Just Too Easy
Roxy Music - Over You
Rubber Rodeo - Anywhere With You
Scritti Politti - Perfect Way
Siouxsie & Banshees - Arabian Knights
Six Sed Red - Shake It Right
Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
Sparks - Angst In My Pants
Sparks - Eaten By the Monster of Love
SPK - Metal Dance (12")
Spoons - One In Ten Words
Spoons - Romantic Traffic
Stabilizers - One Simple Thing
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
Tears for Fears - The way you are
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive
Thomas Dolby - Flying North
Toni Basil - You Got a Problem
Torch Song - Don't Look Now (12" remix)
Undertones - It's Going To Happen
Wild Swans - Crowning Glory
Yello - Pinball Cha Cha (extended)