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28 June 2018

Tears for Fears – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

  • A number-one hit during June 1985.
  • From the album Songs From the Big Chair.
  • Roland Orzabal says the lyrics of the song were originally “everybody wants to go to war.”
  • Producer Chris Hughes suggested the change.
  • Bassist Curt Smith sings lead.
  • In the video, Smith is seen driving a vintage Austin-Healey sports car around Southern California.
  • Tears for Fears postponed this summer’s tour dates due to “unforeseen health concerns.”
  • They spent the summer of 2017 opening for Hall and Oates.