The Human League

The Human League

 

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The Human League are an English synthpop[1] band formed in Sheffield in 1977. After signing to Virgin Records in 1979, the band released two albums and a string of singles before attaining widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit "Don't You Want Me". The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982. Further hits followed throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, including "Being Boiled", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When".

The band began as an avant-garde all-male synthesizer group. The only constant band member since 1977 has been lead singer and songwriter Philip Oakey. Keyboard players Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh both left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. Under Oakey's leadership, The Human League then evolved into a commercially successful New Pop band[2] with a new line-up including female vocalists Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. Since the mid-1990s, the band has essentially been a trio of Oakey, Catherall and Sulley with various sidemen.

Since 1978, the Human League have released nine studio albums, four EPs, 30 singles and several compilation albums. They have had five albums and eight singles in the UK Top 10 and have sold more than 20 million records worldwide.[3][4]

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Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer Group
Album
Anthology - A Very British Synthesizer Group is an album by musical group The Human League, released on November 18, 2016.
Don't You Want Me
 
"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).
Dare
 
Dare (released as Dare! in the US) is the third studio album by British synthpop band The Human League.
(Keep Feeling) Fascination
 
"(Keep Feeling) Fascination" is a 1983 song by the British synthpop group The Human League.

Photos - The Human League224

Popular Albums26

Album Appearances & References19

Popular Songs31

Song Appearances & References3

Popular Live Albums1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows3

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers7

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Awards & Nominations2

Events2

Band Members8

Videos5

Spotify - Albums & Singles138

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles5

The Human League
  –  June 20, 2017
The Human League are an English synthpop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. After signing to Virgin Records in 1979, the band released two albums and a string of singles before attaining widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981.
REVIEW: The Human League are still belting out bangers 40 years on
  –  May 26, 2017
I’ve spent a lot of my early twenties shouting along to the lyrics of Don’t You Want Me by The Human League. The electropop banger was ... Bursting with buoyant pop hooks the chart topping synthpop track chronicles all the familiar feelings of failed ...
The Human League - Dare LP Vinyl Album Rare Synth Pop Breaks Sampled Disco House
  –  July 1, 2017
53 Views, High amount of views. 1 Sold, 0 Available. Good amount of bids. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
REVIEW: The Human League are still belting out bangers 40 years on
  –  May 26, 2017
Thrilling festival-goers with a repertoire of bangers across nine studio albums, The Human League’s Thursday night set was a massive treat for any eighties disco fan. Phil Oakey proved himself once again to be a commanding frontman, offering up a ...
REVIEW: The Human League are still belting out bangers 40 years on
  –  May 26, 2017
I’ve spent a lot of my early twenties shouting along to the lyrics of Don’t You Want Me by The Human League. The electropop banger was comfortably consigned to the ranks of iconic pop belters long before I was even born. Bursting with buoyant pop hooks ...

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