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Genre: synthwave

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Synthwave is a subgenre of electronic music that emerged in the 2000s, heavily influenced by 1980s pop culture, particularly sci-fi and action movies. It features a retro-futuristic sound, characterized by the use of vintage synthesizers, drum machines, and other electronic instruments. The music often incorporates elements of rock, metal, and funk, creating a high-energy, cinematic atmosphere. Synthwave has gained popularity in recent years, with artists creating music that pays homage to the past while also pushing the genre forward.


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List of synthwave artists

Here is a list of synthwave artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the synthwave genre. You can find out what synthwave genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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1 53 404130
2 50 316795
3 43 102531
4 40 41007
5 48 224260
6 37 53481
7 33 8929
8 33 46306
9 37 29705
10 35 25947
11 30 16665
12 29 4977
13 46 179370
14 46 32982
15 44 81123
16 36 14128
17 43 36588
18 43 20076
19 43 74228
20 35 6356
21 32 20462
22 49 33887
23 32 27578
24 31 7383
25 43 80632
26 29 3844
27 30 4934
28 38 33285
29 37 37207
30 35 25310
31 53 74722
32 33 15977
33 33 5914
34 42 56483
35 33 8998
36 44 102108
37 44 105374
38 39 25450
39 36 30280
40 32 7910
41 31 7979
42 42 138506
43 29 11654
44 31 18197
45 30 17827
46 34 32364
47 34 3194
48 48 3030
49 48 591
50 31 5233
51 30 17169
52 36 3152
53 32 40707
54 34 7079
55 35 16005
56 30 2669
57 29 4360
58 29 5722
59 44 129516
60 36 34740
61 31 5906
62 41 42431
63 30 8654
64 42 94772
65 30 6334
66 29 9254
67 40 125021
68 39 25135
69 39 88774
70 39 28560
71 39 117742
72 39 68189
73 38 40805
74 37 45885
75 37 29349
76 36 39218
77 36 45003
78 36 45669
79 35 15753
80 35 44759
81 35 37909
82 33 19509
83 33 2381
84 33 6763
85 33 6572
86 33 37347
87 32 8823
88 32 8956
89 32 12188
90 32 15358
91 31 10405
92 31 7644
93 31 16549
94 31 15284
95 31 14032
96 31 4733
97 30 28834
98 29 6526
99 29 8876
100 29 11140

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