Monday 3/28/22 9am ET: Feature LP: Tears For Fears – Songs from the Big Chair (1985)

Songs from the Big Chair is the second studio album by English pop rock band Tears for Fears, released on February 25, 1985 by Phonogram Records. The album peaked at number two in the UK and at number one in the US and Canada, becoming a multi-platinum seller in all three countries. It also reached number one in Germany and the Netherlands and Top 10 positions in various other countries including Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and Italy. It spawned the international hit singles “Mothers Talk”, “Shout”, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, “Head over Heels”, and “I Believe”. It remains their best-selling album to date.

A companion video documentary entitled Scenes from the Big Chair was released in late 1985. Once the band had finished a lengthy touring and promotion schedule for the album, they took an extended hiatus from the music industry.

1. “Shout” 6:31
2. “The Working Hour” 6:29
3. “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” 4:09
4. “Mothers Talk” 5:04
5. “I Believe” 4:54
6. “Broken” 2:38
7. “Head over Heels” 5:02
8. “Listen” 6:54