"And yet it never gets old."
Umm yeah, it really did.
R12, no, it never did.
I disagree. Everybody Wants to Rule the World is a classic. I never get tired of hearing it and the first few notes are ingrained in my head. I have an immediately happy reaction when I hear them.
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
I think not.
Like R4, I don't believe everyone *does* want to rule the world. All the song does for me is remind me of the second biggest control queen I've ever known.
I have 12,900 songs on iTunes, and not one of them is "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."
I love to bellow along to "There's a room where the light won't find you! Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down!"
When I'm not alone, I have to do it in my head but that's not as much fun.
It was the song in my head on election day.
[quote]I never get tired of hearing it and the first few notes are ingrained in my head. I have an immediately happy reaction when I hear them.
Me too!! I wish they'd have re-used that epic little intro jingle a few more times throughout the song because it's THAT good.
this song is about the cold war. USSR vs US. real serious stuff.
Sowing the Seeds of Love still makes me long for those afternoons I spent lanquishing away my future in the campus bar.
Yet another reason why 1985 was the height of human civilization.
It's a great song, OP. I created a thread recently about another great song from this album, "Head Over Heels". I acutally prefer EWTRTW and HOH over "Shout".
"Broken", which is a sort of segue to "Head Over Heels", is another gret track from Songs From The Big Chair.
Not even the best Tears For fears song. Shout and Mad World are much better.
No, no, girls. The best ever TfF song is "Advice For The Young At Heart" !!!!!
[quote]Not even the best Tears For fears song. Shout and Mad World are much better
NOT! Those are great songs, but neither is the undeniably catchy ear candy that EWTRTW and HOH are.
Good call OP. Love this song. The video too. I remember staying up to watch Friday Night Videos on NBC (as a kid who never had cable TV) and this was one of my favorites, especially the guys dancing in front of gas station.
OP ftw. I've always loved this song.
BUMP for feel good Thursday!
I don't WANT to rule the world. It would just be a better place if I did.
I love "Ideas as Opiates" from "The Hurting"
Blaine did a quite lovely version of this and it really suited his voice.
I wasn't really old enough to remember the song when it was released, but got to love it mainly from the opening scene of Peter's Friends, on the URL from 4:00 in.
Warning: contains Donna DeLory.
I don't know if it's the "best" ever, but I do love it and I feel it's one of the best "driving down the highway with the top down" songs ever. It just has that "ride with the wind" feeling.
I'm chock full o' cliches, aren't I?
[quote]I wasn't really old enough to remember the song when it was released
Gawd you're young!
Is it just me or does Roland Orzibal resemble Jon Cryer?
Tears for fears have created some of the best songs and they still hold up. Most of their hits are indeed timeless.
I don’t think I thought so back in the 80s. I used to listen to “The Hurting” all the time, but I think only now I can appreciate how great their songs really are.
I think us 80-90 kids were really spoiled when it came to music. I work with many kids in their 20s and they listen to the same songs I used to listen to, including Tears for Fears. I remember music in those decades kept changing every few years and offer something new, seems that things have stalled.
I keep going from EWTRTW to this song as my favorite from that time.
Crowded House has some great tunes too.