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Tears for Fears

September 30th, 2014

Formed:
1981 in Bath, Somerset, England

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Tears for Fears

Biography

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.

Top Albums


1. Songs From t..

2. Shout: The V..

3. Songs from t..

4. 20th Century..

5. The Hurting ..

6. The Seeds of..

7. iTunes Origi..

8. Elemental

9. Raoul and th..

10. Everybody Lo..

11. Secret World

12. Songs From T..

13. The Hurting ..

14. Tears Roll D..

15. The Hurting ..

16. Gut Classics..

17. Mad World: T..

18. Last Temptat..

19. Saturnine Ma..

20. Tears Roll D..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Songs from the Big Chair (B.. 4:11 $1.29
2.
Shout Songs from the Big Chair (B.. 6:35 $1.29
3.
Head Over Heels Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 4:14 $1.29
4.
Mad World Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 3:33 $1.29
5.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 4:07 $1.29
6.
Shout Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 6:31 $1.29
7.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World 20th Century Masters – The .. 4:10 $1.29
8.
Sowing the Seeds of Love Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 5:43 $1.29
9.
Break It Down Again 20th Century Masters – The .. 4:33 $1.29
10.
Sowing the Seeds of Love 20th Century Masters – The .. 6:18 $1.29
11.
Head Over Heels Tears Roll Down (Greatest H.. 4:16 $1.29
12.
Mad World Hurting (Remastered) 3:35 $1.29
13.
Head Over Heels 20th Century Masters – The .. 4:16 $1.29
14.
Shout 20th Century Masters – The .. 6:33 $1.29
15.
Head Over Heels / Broken (Live) Songs from the Big Chair (B.. 5:02 $1.29
16.
Everybody Wants To Rule The World Songs From The Big Chair (D.. 4:12 $1.29
17.
Break It Down Again Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 4:31 $1.29
18.
Pale Shelter Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 4:25 $1.29
19.
Woman In Chains Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 6:27 $1.29
20.
Shout Songs From The Big Chair (D.. 6:33 $1.29
21.
Working Hour Songs from the Big Chair (B.. 6:31 $0.99
22.
Sowing the Seeds of Love Seeds of Love (Bonus Tracks.. 6:16 $1.29
23.
Change Hurting (Remastered) 4:14 $1.29
24.
I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) Shout: The Very Best of Tea.. 4:40 $1.29
25.
Mad World Hurting (Deluxe Edition) 3:35 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Mad World

2. Everybody Want..

3. Break It Down ..

4. Pale Shelter

5. Elemental

6. I Believe (A S..

7. Laid So Low (T..

8. Change

9. Mother's Talk


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