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Tears for Fears

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Tears for Fears, named after a phrase found in Arthur Janov's book Prisoners of Pain, is a British pop/rock outfit formed in 1981 in Bath, England. Founder members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had been friends since their early teens and had already been in the shortlived ska band Graduate. Initially associated with the new wave and synthesiser bands of the early 1980s, Tears For Fears' earlier work, as evidenced on their 1983 debut album The Hurting , was explicitly based around the emotional angst of adolescence. The album reached number one in the UK and contained three UK Top 5 singles. Orzabal and Smith made their major international breakthrough with their second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985), which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and topped the US album charts for five weeks (it peaked at #2 in the UK and spent six months in the Top 10). Five singles from the album reached the UK Top 30, with Shout reaching #4, and their highest charting hit, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, reaching #2. Both singles reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.


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    Welcome to your life; there's no turning back
    Even while we sleep we will find
    You acting on your best behavior
    Turn your back on mother nature
    Ev'rybody wants to rule the world
    Everybody Wants to Rule the World  -  2,557,856 plays
    Let it all out
    These are the things I can do without
    Come on
    Shout  -  1,892,634 plays
    All around me are familiar faces
    Worn out places, worn out faces
    Bright and early for their daily races
    Going nowhere, going nowhere
    Their tears are fillin' up their glasses
    Mad World  -  1,892,292 plays
    I wanted to be with you alone
    And talk about the weather
    But traditions I can trace
    Against the child in your face
    Won't escape my attention
    Head Over Heels  -  1,692,477 plays
    High time we made a stand
    And shook up the views of the common man
    The love train rides from coast to coast
    D.J.'s the man we love the most
    Could you be, could you be squeaky clean?
    Sowing The Seeds Of Love  -  858,537 plays
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