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Tears For Fears

Tears for Fears were always more ambitious than the average synth pop group. From the beginning, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith were tackling big subjects -- their very name derived from Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy, and his theories were evident throughout their debut, The Hurting. Driven by catchy, infectious synth pop, The Hurting became a big hit in their native England, setting the stage for international stardom with their second album, 1985's Songs from the Big Chair. On the strength of the singles "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout," the record became a major hit, establishing the duo as one of the leading acts of the second generation of MTV stars. Instead of quickly recording a follow-up, Tears for Fears labored over their third album, the psychedelic and jazz-rock-tinged The Seeds of Love. While the album was a big hit, it was the end of an era instead of a new beginning. Smith left the group early in the '90s, and Orzabal continued with Tears for Fears, pursuing more sophisticated and pretentious directions to a smaller audience.

Orzabal and Smith met as children in Bath, England. Both boys came from broken homes, and Smith was leaning toward juvenile delinquency. Orzabal, however, turned toward books, eventually discovering Arthur Janov's primal scream therapy, a way of confronting childhood fears that John Lennon embraced after the Beatles disbanded. Orzabal turned Smith on to Janov, but before the duo explored this theory further, they formed the ska revival band Graduate in the late '70s. After releasing a handful of singles, including "Elvis Should Play Ska," Graduate dissolved in the early '80s, and the duo went on to form Tears for Fears, a synth pop outfit directly inspired by Janov's writings.

Riding in on the tail end of new wave and new romantic, Tears for Fears -- which featured musical contributions from former Graduate keyboardist Ian Stanley on early albums -- landed a record contract with Polygram in 1982. The following year, the band released its debut, The Hurting, which became a major hit in Britain, generating no less than three Top Five hit singles. Two years later, the group released Songs from the Big Chair, which demonstrated a more streamlined and soul-influenced sound. Songs from the Big Chair became a huge hit in America, rocketing to the top of the charts on the strength of the singles "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout," which both hit number one, and the number three "Head Over Heels," which were all supported by clever, stylish videos that received heavy MTV airplay.

Instead of quickly following Songs from the Big Chair with a new record, Tears for Fears labored over their new record, eventually delivering the layered, Beatlesque The Seeds of Love in 1989. Featuring soulful vocals from Oleta Adams, who dominated the hit "Woman in Chains," the album became a hit, reaching number eight, while the single "Sowing the Seeds of Love" reached number two in the U.S. Again, Tears for Fears spent several years working on the follow-up to Seeds of Love, during which time they released the collection Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92. Smith and Orzabal began to quarrel heavily, and Smith left the group in 1992, making Tears for Fears' 1993 comeback Elemental essentially a solo record from Orzabal. On the strength of the adult contemporary hit "Break It Down Again," Elemental became a modest hit, reaching gold status in the U.S., yet was hardly up to the group's previous levels. Smith, meanwhile, released a solo album in 1993, Soul on Board, which went ignored. Orzabal returned with another Tears for Fears album, Raoul and the Kings of Spain, in 1995, which failed to make much of an impact. In late 1996, the group released a rarities collection. In 2004, Orzabal reunited with Smith for the colorful and Beatlesque Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, their first collaboration in over a decade. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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miramontes10 1
dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually works
dont read this be
ms_h0p3
Tears For Fears, the only band with the best tech/instrum e n t a l ever!!!!��➕�
Lmao the lyrics for Everybody wants to Tule the world are wrong! Lol someone put Tupac's California Love on there instead.
wrong lyrics
baxter8231
Everybody wants to rule the world is da best song ever
baxter8231
Gotta luv this song
gotta luv INXS.... timeless :-)
good fucken song
love this song always!
Heads over heals the s**t.....
I'm bout to b 40 an my kids love this song my son 24 this his favorite
the10spot200 2
Everybody Wants to Rule the World....one of the best songs EVER!!!!
Follow me I'll follow u
mmsandoval21 3
Don't break my heart, Don't throw it away
Mad World great sone
Don’t read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don’t post it this you will die in two days. Now you’ve started reading this so don’t stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and you lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it works
I keep commenting on artist pages when I mean to comment on the track... Damn
Go back to Donnie Darko B ITCH.
Dalle dace come back year
One of the best bands in history.
I wanted to be alone with you and talk about the weather.
This song reminds me of when I lived in San Diego. Those San Diegoans are so polite.
sjg070161
Woman in Chains is so well done. Oleta is perfect for that song.
Talent Pure Talent
Me Too London!
Head Over Heels was my favorite song!
serdelag_171 9
Love
F6
I love this song?
Head over heels, wonderful song, meaningful words :-) :-)
best fucken song ever
This is my 4 leaf clover
I'm SHOUTING AAAAAHHHHH! ;)
Tears For Fears is one of my favs of the 80's
bearod033
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However If you don't post this you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it works Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on t
Head Over Heels. I LOVE TEARS FOR FEARS. This is one of my most favorite bands. I love the logic in their lyrics. If you've never sat down and just listened to every word being sung from one of their albums, you've got to, at least once, check them out.
taniahalaby1 2
Never gonna give you up
This song ripped off my song called Mountain of teenage girl turds
Shout Shout let it all out!
love it every time i hear it!!!
Wow!!!!!!!!! ! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Shigglemctig g l e s is aturdface booger butt
you these this band is good, you should check out my band Big Sweaty Tongan Tits.
oh man I love the sound of this song!!!
This is my 4 leaf cloooovvvaaa a a
atbfly
love this music! Where are my roller skates
I wish i was born in the 80s
dianaray7339
Love take back time warp
dianaray7339
Love track back in time grew up with 80s & 90s
I'M HAVING CRAZY 80'S FLASHBACKS
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