The Romantics

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The Romantics is a power pop and new wave band from Detroit, Michigan, United States, formed in 1977. The band adopted the name "The Romantics" because they formed on Valentine's Day. The Romantics achieved popularity in the United States, Canada, parts of Asia, Australia, Europe, and Hispanic America during the first half of the 1980s on the strength of the band's songs and music videos. They were influenced by 1950s American rock and roll and 1960s North American garage rock as well as British Invasion music.