Keep up with new releases from the label on YouTube and Spotify. This year was also a pivotal one, as nearly all of the top synthwave songs released across the calendar year pulled away from the traditional sounds of the genre and embraced more modern influences with a higher number of vocal tracks. Artists on the pioneering edges of the genre brought an infusion of fresh blood to synthwave, and an increasing number of high-profile creators adopted the genre as their own. The vibrancy and inspiration of these innovators helped set the stage for a terrific future for the genre heading into a new decade.
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Synthwave also called outrun , retrowave , or futuresynth  is an electronic music microgenre that is based predominately on the music associated with action, science-fiction, and horror film soundtracks of the s. The genre developed in the mid s through French house producers, as well as younger artists who were inspired by the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Synthwave reached wider popularity after being featured in the soundtracks of the film Drive which included some of the genre's best-known songs and the s Netflix series Stranger Things. Synthwave is a microgenre  of electronic music  that draws predominantly from s films, video games, and cartoons,  as well as composers such as John Carpenter , Jean-Michel Jarre , Vangelis , and Tangerine Dream.
Few creators in any part of synthwave can match the songwriting skill on display with The Bad Dreamers, and fans of more established acts like The Midnight and FM owe it to themselves to include this up-and-coming artist in their regular listening rotation. While other notable darksynth pioneers Perturbator and Carpenter Brut have slowed their output and generally disengaged from synthwave, Mega Drive has refined his focus on a brooding, cybernetic sound with an immersive sci-fi atmosphere. FM helped revolutionize the genre and push it further toward mainstream appeal by being one of the first to prominently feature high-quality singing performances on synthwave tracks.
On this latest day of December, we decided to present a ranking of 20 Synthwave tracks that have left their own mark throughout the year of Another rich and magical year with good music for an perfect playlist of this New Year Celebration. As every year from December 1 st to 31 st , there were so many interesting tracks that we saw born, so we wanted to share 20 exceptional tracks that deserve your attention. With more than a hundred tracks that we retained, it was a very complicated choice but only 20 were selected. There was the return of big bands with very exciting LPs and EPs but also some very nice discoveries.