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Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Best song ever? I think so.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 4005/03/2013

Love you, OP!

Love Tears for Fears. Break it Down Again and Head Over Heels instantly take me back to good times.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 101/15/2013

Pale Shelter.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 201/15/2013

I love THIS Head Over Heels.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 301/15/2013

Not true though.

Most people don't want to rule anything.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 401/15/2013

It's not even the best Tears for Fears song. "Mad World" would be it for me.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 501/15/2013

Genius

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 601/15/2013

It's the perfect pop confection with the perfect accompanying video.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 701/15/2013

Mad World is great...if you wanna be DEPRESSED!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 801/15/2013

That is a Very old song.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 901/15/2013

And yet it never gets old.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1001/15/2013

"Woman In Chains" is an amaaaaazing song

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1101/15/2013

"And yet it never gets old."

Umm yeah, it really did.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1201/15/2013

R12, no, it never did.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1301/15/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1401/15/2013

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

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1501/15/2013

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."

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1601/15/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1701/15/2013

It was the song in my head on election day.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1801/15/2013

[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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 1901/15/2013

this song is about the cold war. USSR vs US. real serious stuff.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2001/15/2013

!2" Mix...loves it!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2101/15/2013

Sowing the Seeds of Love still makes me long for those afternoons I spent lanquishing away my future in the campus bar.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2201/15/2013

Yet another reason why 1985 was the height of human civilization.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2301/15/2013

R23, LMAO.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2401/15/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2501/15/2013

Head Over Heels is indeed amazing!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2601/15/2013

Not even the best Tears For fears song. Shout and Mad World are much better.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2701/15/2013

No, no, girls. The best ever TfF song is "Advice For The Young At Heart" !!!!!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2801/15/2013

[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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 2901/15/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3001/15/2013

OP ftw. I've always loved this song.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3101/16/2013

BUMP for feel good Thursday!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3205/02/2013

I don't WANT to rule the world. It would just be a better place if I did.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3305/02/2013

I love "Ideas as Opiates" from "The Hurting"

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3405/02/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3505/03/2013

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?

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3605/03/2013

[quote]I wasn't really old enough to remember the song when it was released

Gawd you're young!

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3705/03/2013

Is it just me or does Roland Orzibal resemble Jon Cryer?

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3805/03/2013

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.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 3905/03/2013

I keep going from EWTRTW to this song as my favorite from that time.

Crowded House has some great tunes too.

by World's largest roadside dinosaursreply 4005/03/2013
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