Tag: Roland Orzabal

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TearsFor FearsTears for Fears are an English New Wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success.

Their platinum-selling debut album, The Hurting, reached number one on the UK Album Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both the UK and the United States. Their second album contained two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World“‘, the latter winning the Brit Award for Best British Single in 1986.

Following the release of their third platinum-selling album, The Seeds of Love (1989), Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991, though Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name throughout the remainder of the 1990s. The duo re-formed in 2000, and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. To date, Tears for Fears have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Shout
2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World
3 Sowing the Seeds of Love
4 Woman in Chains (with Oleta Adams)
5 Head over Heels
6 Change
7 Break It Down Again
8 Advice for the Young at Heart
9 Laid So Low 
10 Mad World
11 Pale Shelter 
12 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)
13 Mothers Talk
14 God’s Mistake
15 Closest Thing to Heaven
16 Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
17 The Way You Are
18 Raoul and the Kings of Spain
19 Goodnight Song
20 Suffer the Children
21 Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams 
22 Cold
23 Famous Last Words
24 Elemental
25 Secrets
26 Call Me Mellow 
27 Secret World 
28 Working Hour
29 Dog’s A Best Friends Dog
30 Swords and Knives