Hailed as “the first true masterpiece of the 80s”, ‘Architecture & Morality’ pushed pop new directions. “It’s my favourite OMD album,” says Paul Humphreys.
Short for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, the British electronic pop act have been influential on generations of acts since their debut in the 1980s.
With their debut single, ‘Electricity’, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark spearheaded an electronic revolution in pop music.
Having startled their fans with ‘Dazzle Ships’, OMD set out to make ‘bright and well-crafted pop songs’ with their ‘Junk Culture’ album.
From classic pop hits to infectious dancefloor anthems, the best prom songs will make it a night to remember.
With their self-titled debut, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark lit the path towards an electronic future for pop music. “We’re really proud of it,” they say.
Other winners on the list include Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and Olivia Newton-John.