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

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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. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Shout by Tears for Fears

Come on
I’m talking to you
Come on

ShoutShout by Tears for Fears was released in the United States on June 4, 1985, with The Big Chair as the B side. It was the second single released from the album Songs from the Big Chair.

Shout was a No.1 hit for Tears for Fears in the United States. It reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. An international success, it was a Top 10 hit in more than 20 other countries.

Watch the official music video for the song.