100 Greatest Sophisti-Pop Songs

Sade, Bryan Ferry, Swing Out Sister, Wet Wet Wet
Description: Polished Upscale Pop. Sophisticated Pop music arose in the United Kingdom of the mid 1980s as an offshoot of the New Wave movement. Combining New Wave pop with elements of smooth jazz, soul, and world music, resulting in an elegant listening style.

Criteria: These Sophisti-Pop Songs were chosen and ranked considering their initial and lasting popularity, musical impact, influence, and originality. This list highlights the best examples of songs that exemplify Sophisti-Pop, not necessarily their greatest hits.

List Begun: 2022-04-19
Greatest Sophisti-Pop Songs
  1. Smooth Operator - Sade
  2. More Than This - Roxy Music
  3. Wild Horses - Prefab Sprout
  4. My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council
  5. Missing - Everything but the Girl
  6. Slave To Love - Bryan Ferry
  7. Surrender - Swing Out Sister
  8. True - Spandau Ballet
  9. Cars and Girls - Prefab Sprout
10. The Sweetest Taboo - Sade
11. Avalon - Roxy Music
12. Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy) - Scritti Politti
13. The Downtown Lights - The Blue Nile
14. Stars - Simply Red
15. Something About You - Level 42
16. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
17. Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware
18. Step by Step - Wet Wet Wet
19. Room in Your Heart - Living in a Box
20. Gold - Spandau Ballet
21. Blue Sea - China Crisis
22. Fly By Night - Matt Bianco
23. Birds - Aztec Camera
24. Handmade Heaven - Marina
25. Dignity - Deacon Blue
26. Labour Of Love - Hue and Cry
27. It's My Life - Talk Talk
28. More Than I Can Bear - Matt Bianco
29. Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred
30. Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
31. Misfit - Curiosity Killed the Cat
32. Open - Rhye
33. Out With Her - The Blow Monkeys
34. Laying On The Sofa - Isabelle Antena
35. Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
36. When Smokey Sings - ABC
37. Turn Back the Clock - Johnny Hates Jazz
38. When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout
39. Going Home (Is a Lonely Travel) - Rebekka Bakken
40. You and Me - Andy Pawlak
41. No Ordinary Love - Sade
42. Under Your Closed Eyelids - Isabelle Antena
43. Miles Away - Basia
44. Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
45. Have You Ever Had It Blue - The Style Council
46. Paradise - Sade
47. The First Flower of Spring - Popincourt
48. Charms - The Philosopher Kings
49. Love To Stay - Altered Images
50. Sweet Surrender - Wet Wet Wet
51. Twilight World - Swing Out Sister
52. Love and Regret - Deacon Blue
53. 3 Days - Rhye
54. Mile High - Curiosity Killed the Cat
55. Midnight Without You - The Blue Nile
56. Poison Arrow - ABC
57. So the Story Goes - Living in a Box
58. Poster Child - David Mead
59. Kiss And Tell - Bryan Ferry
60. Paradise - Aztec Camera
61. The Love Parade - The Dream Academy
62. Tough Love - Jessie Ware
63. The Party's Over - Talk Talk
64. Different Seasons - Johnny Hates Jazz
65. Chinatown - Destroyer
66. The Fall - Rhye
67. Animal Magic - The Blow Monkeys
68. Your Love Is King - Sade
69. Hanging On - Matt Bianco
70. Overnight - Scritti Politti
71. Children Say - Level 42
72. You're The Best Thing - The Style Council
73. Walking On Ice - River City People
74. Goodnight Girl - Wet Wet Wet
75. Saturday Night - The Blue Nile
76. Wishful Thinking - China Crisis
77. Different Air - Living in a Box
78. Black Lucia - Aztec Camera
79. Love Is Here Where I Live - Everything but the Girl
80. Our Love - Matt Bianco
81. Sunrise - Simply Red
82. Don't Stop The Dance - Bryan Ferry
83. The Ballad of Me and Shirley Maclaine - Danny Wilson
84. Beautiful Mess - Swing Out Sister
85. You Can't Get What You Want - Joe Jackson
86. Looking For Linda - Hue and Cry
87. The Word Girl - Scritti Politti
88. Driving - Everything but the Girl
89. It's Over - Level 42
90. All of My Heart - ABC
91. Above The Clouds - Paul Weller
92. I've Done It Again - Grace Jones
93. Drunk On Love - Basia
94. Show Me How - Men I Trust
95. We Will Be Friends - Popincourt
96. Lay My Body Down - The Philosopher Kings
97. Under The Rainbow - River City People
98. Closest Thing To Heaven - The Kane Gang
99. Happy Ever After - Julia Fordham
100. Song For You - Rhye
Sade
Sade

Swing Out Sister
Swing Out Sister

Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry

Rebekka Bakken
Rebekka Bakken

Living in a Box
Living in a Box

Altered Images


Wet Wet Wet


The Blow Monkeys
The Blow Monkeys



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"Smooth Operator" by Sade








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