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Tears for Fears

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Tears for Worries were always more ambitious compared to the common synth pop group. Right from the start, the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had been tackling big topics — their extremely name produced from Arthur Janov’s primal scream therapy, and his ideas had been evident throughout their debut, The Harming. Powered by catchy, infectious synth pop, The Harming became a large hit within their indigenous England, establishing the stage for worldwide stardom making use of their second recording, 1985’s Songs in the Big Seat. On the effectiveness of the singles “Everybody Really wants to Rule the planet” and “Shout,” the record became a significant hit, building the duo among the leading serves of the next era of MTV superstars. Rather than quickly documenting a follow-up, Tears for Anxieties labored over their third record, the psychedelic and jazz-rock-tinged The Seed products of Love. As the record was a big strike, it was the finish of a time instead of a fresh beginning. Smith still left the group early within the ’90s, and Orzabal continuing with Tears for Anxieties, pursuing more advanced and pretentious directions to some smaller market. Orzabal and Smith fulfilled as kids in Bath, Britain. Both boys originated from damaged homes, and Smith was leaning toward juvenile delinquency. Orzabal, nevertheless, changed toward books, ultimately finding Arthur Janov’s primal scream therapy, a means of confronting youth anxieties that John Lennon embraced following the Beatles disbanded. Orzabal changed Smith to Janov, but prior to the duo explored this theory additional, they produced the ska revival music group Graduate in the past due ’70s. After launching a small number of singles, including “Elvis Should Play Ska,” Graduate dissolved in the first ’80s, as well as the duo continued to create Tears for Anxieties, a synth pop clothing directly motivated by Janov’s writings. Operating in in the tail end of brand-new wave and brand-new intimate, Tears for Anxieties — which highlighted musical efforts from previous Graduate keyboardist Ian Stanley on early albums — arrived a record agreement with Polygram in 1982. The next year, the music group released its debut, The Harming, which became a significant strike in Britain, producing a minimum of three Best Five strike singles. 2 yrs later on, the group released Tunes from your Big Seat, which demonstrated a far more streamlined and soul-influenced audio. Songs from your Big Seat became a big success in the us, rocketing to the very best of the graphs on the effectiveness of the singles “Everybody Really wants to Rule the entire world” and “Shout,” which both strike number 1, and the quantity three “Mind Over Pumps,” that have been all backed by smart, stylish movies that received large MTV airplay. Rather than quickly following Music in the Big Seat with a fresh record, Tears for Anxieties labored over their brand-new record, eventually providing the split, Beatlesque The Seed products of Appreciate in 1989. Featuring soulful vocals from Oleta Adams, who dominated the strike “Girl in Stores,” the record became popular, reaching amount eight, as the one “Sowing the Seed products of Appreciate” reached number 2 within the U.S. Once again, Tears for Anxieties spent many years focusing on the follow-up to Seed products of Love, where period they released the collection Tears Move Down: Greatest Strikes 82-92. Smith and Orzabal started to quarrel greatly, and Smith remaining the group in 1992, producing Tears for Concerns’ 1993 return Elemental essentially a single record from Orzabal. On the effectiveness of the adult modern strike “Break It Down Once again,” Elemental became a moderate hit, reaching platinum status within the U.S., however was barely up to the group’s earlier levels. Smith, in the mean time, released a single recording in 1993, Spirit up to speed, which went overlooked. Orzabal came back with another Tears for Concerns recording, Raoul as well as the Kings of Spain, in 1995, which didn’t make a lot of a direct effect. In past due 1996, the group released a rarities collection. In 2004, Orzabal reunited with Smith for the vibrant and Beatlesque MANY PEOPLE REALLY LIKE a Happy Closing, their first cooperation in over ten years.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tears for Fears
Awards Brit Award for British Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video
Music Songs Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, Head Over Heels, Woman in Chains, Sowing the Seeds of Love, Mother's Talk, The Working Hour, Pale Shelter, Break It Down Again, Mad World, I Believe, Goodnight Song, The Way You Are, Change, Laid So Low, Head Over Heels / Broken, Memories Fade, Suffer the Children, Closest Thing to Heaven, Famous Last Words, Raoul and the Kings of Spain, Advice for the Young at Heart, The Marauder, Broken, Cold, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, Bad Man's Song, God's Mistake, Empire Building, Sea Song, When In Love With A Blind Man, Broken Revisited
Albums Songs from the Big Chair, The Hurting, The Seeds of Love, Elemental, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, Raoul and the Kings of Spain, Secret World Live in Paris, Sowing the Seeds, Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92), Saturnine Martial & Lunatic, Shout: The Very Best of Tears for Fears, Ready Boy & Girls?, The Ultimate Collection, Cape Fear, The Videosingles, Mad World: The Collection, Everybody Wants To Rule The World: The Collection, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tears for Fears, The Working Hour: An Introduction to Tears for Fears, The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Tears for Fears, The Collection, I Tunes Originals: Tears For Fears
Nominations Brit Award for British Group, MTV Video Music Award for Best Group, Brit Award for British Video, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video, Juno Award for International Single of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist


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#Fact
1 Ditched their synthesizers and drum machines for a more organic sound.
2 British band.
3 Members have included Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Curt Smith and Manny Elias.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GLOW 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beat Shazam 2017 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Forget About Us 2017 Short performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Skam 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Bloomer 2016 performer: "Head over Heels"
Go for It 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
French Open Live 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Land Van Lubbers 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Hap and Leonard 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cuéntame 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gravy 2015 performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - as Tears For Fears / writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - as Tears For Fears
Straight Outta Compton 2015 performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Deutschland 83 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aloha 2015/I performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Car Share 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Red Oaks 2014 TV Series performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" - uncredited
Tyrant 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Orphan Black 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders 1985-2014 TV Series performer - 12 episodes
Psych 2007-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series 1 episode
The To Do List 2013 performer: "Break It Down Again"
In a World... 2013 performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Sleeping Dogs 2012 Video Game "Pale Shelter"
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story 2011 "Mad World"
One Day 2011 performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love"
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer 2011 Video short performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic 2010 TV Series short performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold 2010 performer: "Head Over Heels"
Fringe 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let's Play Chainsaw 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game performer: "Shout"
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Firm 2009 performer: "Mad World"
Middle Men 2009 performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II 2009 Video performer: "Break It Down Again"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video performer: "Break It Down Again"
Medium 2008-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cold Case TV Series 1 episode, 2009 performer - 2 episodes, 2004
CHIKARA Three-Fisted Tales 2009 Video performer: "Break It Down Again"
Saints Row 2 2008 Video Game performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
The Wire 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Summerhood 2008 performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Ugly Betty 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nip/Tuck 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
World in Conflict 2007 Video Game performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Ha-Shminiya 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Starter for 10 2006 performer: "The Hurting", "Ideas as Opiates"
The Lather Effect 2006 performer: "The Hurting"
Click 2006 performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" 1985
The Goodbye Kiss 2006 performer: "Shout" 1984
Everybody Hates Chris 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tjenare kungen 2005 performer: "MAD WORLD"
Fever Pitch 2005 performer: "Who Killed Tangerine?" 2003
Malcolm in the Middle 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "Pale Shelter"
When Snooker Ruled the World 2002 TV Movie documentary performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited
Scratch 2001 Documentary performer: "Head Over Heels" - as Tears For Fears
Donnie Darko 2001 performer: "Head Over Heels"
Greenfingers 2000 performer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" - as Tears For Fears
Playing the Field 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999 TV Movie performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
ER 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Le zombi de Cap-Rouge 1997 performer: "Everybody Want to Rules the World"
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
No One Would Tell 1996 TV Movie "Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
Top of the Pops 1983-1994 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dennis Miller Live 1994 TV Series performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Threesome 1994 performer: "NEW STAR"
Baywatch 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Boxing Helena 1993 performer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS" / producer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS"
Peter's Friends 1992 performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Only Fools and Horses.... 1989-1991 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
BBC TV Cricket 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Real Genius 1985 performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Tears for Fears: In My Mind's Eye 1984 Video documentary performer: "Start of the Breakdown", "Mothers Talk", "Pale Shelter", "The Working Hour", "The Prisoner", "Ideas as Opiates", "Mad World", "We Are Broken", "Suffer the Children", "The Hurting", "Memories Fade", "Change"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IHeart80s Party 2016 TV Movie Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Musical Guest
Tears for Fears: Advice for the Young at Heart 1990 Video short Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Sowing the Seeds of Love 1989 Video short Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Woman in Chains 1989 Video short Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Mother's Talk, Version 3 1986 Video short
Tears for Fears: Head Over Heels 1985 Video short Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World 1985 Video short Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears: Shout 1984 Video short
Tears for Fears: Mother's Talk, Version 1 1984 Video short
Tears for Fears: Mother's Talk, Version 2 1984 Video short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tears for Fears: I Believe 1985 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
Night of the Proms 2013 TV Series Themselves - Group / Themselves - Band
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Saturday Live 1996 TV Series Themselves
Taratata 1995 TV Series Themselves
Knebworth '90: The Event 1990 TV Movie Themselves
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1985 TV Series Themselves - Interviewee
1985 MTV Video Music Awards 1985 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Kenny Everett Television Show 1985 TV Series Themselves - Performers
New American Bandstand 1965 1985 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1983 TV Series Themselves
Saturday Superstore 1983 TV Series Themselves
Crackerjack! 1982 TV Series Themselves - Guests
WWF Club 1980 TV Series Themselves (1983)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 1994 TV Series Themselves

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