This is a great FACTMag gallery of classic synthesizers. Each one contributed something special to the evolution of modern music. For example, there’s the Yamaha DX-7. Eighties techno-pop as we know it would have never been possible without it.
Tears for Fears’ “Shout” used the digital bass sounds from a DX-7.
Same with this one from Depeche Mode.
More examples of DX-7 use can be found here.