80s Song of the Day: Mad World by Tears for Fears

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had


Mad World by Tears for Fears was released September 20, 1982, with Ideas as Opiates as the B side. It was a single from the band’s debut album The Hurting.

The song was Tears for Fears’ first chart hit, reaching No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video for Mad World was the band’s first. A party scene in the video features friends and family of the band, including Curt Smith’s mom and then-wife Lynne.


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