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Pentatonix gives us a haunting take of Tears for Fears’ Mad World
September 17th, 2020 under Tears For Fears. [ Comments: none ]


Back in 1982, Tears for Fears released a song called Mad World. For years, it was a haunting melody that was mostly known by their fans like me. Then in 2001, Gary Jules slowed it down, and it became a little more known thanks to it being featured on the Donnie Darko soundtrack.

Then as that decade started to close, Adam Lambert sang it on American Idol, and Cory Montieth did the same on Glee. Now, the 30-old-tune had a new fan base. One that keeps growing and growing with each new take on it.

There is another one out now, and this time it is by Pentatonix. The acapella singers took away the instruments and sang the tune with just their voices.

No matter who has sung it in the past, this song always reaches into your soul. This version reverberates as it is there. When all of them harmonize together, I feel the echo of the lyrics go through my whole body.

Therefore, sit and listen, sit and listen, to the little ditty that gets bigger with each voice that utters all of its words.

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Tears For Fears joins Weezer for Everybody Wants to Rule the World
April 16th, 2019 under Jimmy Kimmel, Tears For Fears, Weezer. [ Comments: none ]


Weezer recently released the Teal album which only has covers on it. One of the songs they chose to sing is Tears For Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World. Yesterday when Rivers Cuomo and the band were asked to do Jimmy Kimmel Live they asked Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal to join them. Since the duo just wowed at Coachella.

Both bands started the 1985 tune out together, then the lead singers alternated verses and finally, they all concluded the song as one. Personally, I think they need to release that version of the single too. Smith and Cuomo’s voices are so beautiful together. Doesn’t make you think they can rule the World together.

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Timothy Omundson watched Psych the Movie with his co-stars
December 10th, 2017 under Psych, Tears For Fears, Timothy Omundson. [ Comments: none ]


Earlier this year, Timothy Omundson suffered a stroke and because of that was not able to be in as much of Psych the Movie as everyone including him wanted him to be. Even though he could not be there with his co-stars when they were filming the reunion telemovie, he was able to be reunited with them when they watched it Thursday night. Galavant’s King along with James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kristen Nelson, Tears for Fears Curt Smith and producers Todd Harthan, Chris Henze and Saladin Patterson all had as much fun seeing themselves on the small screen again as we did.

Now, let’s hope USA does the right thing and brings it back as series. Revivals are so hot right now, and this show, Monk and 4400 are their three dramas that people want to see return to weekly television.

Finally, two things we have learned about Omundson this, is that he looked great during his cameo and even better with his friends for life. Nice to see him getting better every day.

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Curt Smith is Sowing the Seeds of Love with his daughter!
February 9th, 2011 under 80s, Tears For Fears. [ Comments: 2 ]


(photo from WireImage)

Tears for Fears Curt Smith was trying to explain the Mad World of celebrity crushes to his daughter Diva and her answer was tough for him to get out of and awwwdorable for us to read.
Here is the conversation he Tweeted he had with his older daughter:

Off to bed after discussing being “famous” with eldest regarding @justinbieber movie. She loves him and I say “but you don’t know him”…
she says, “but I love you and your famous” – I have no answer for that apart from a smile. #Ilovemykids

How precious is that answer to her being Head over Heels for Justin Bieber! I guess sometimes it is hard being a celebrity parent.

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Curt Smith’s This is Christmas brings Tears of Joy!
November 28th, 2010 under Christmas Music, Tears For Fears. [ Comments: none ]


Tears for Fears’ Curt Smith is releasing his first original holiday song in his 30 year music career tomorrow and it is called This is Christmas. The background vocals features his two daughters Diva and Wilder, and a local school’s choir. The song doesn’t only have his family involved with it, but that is what it is about because here is how he described it, “an adult visiting his parents at Christmas and lamenting how he’s always made to feel like a child when he returns home. It culminates in his realization and acceptance that they’re family after all, and nothing will (or even should) change that.” Let’s be real we all know that no matter how old we get, when we go home we are like children all over again. Saying that everyone can relate to this future Christmas classic so download it at iTunes and Amazon starting tomorrow, or get an autograph copy via Curt Smith’s website.
And if listening to it on your computer or iPod isn’t enough, you will be able to hear it on December 15th on USA’s Psych. The show that Curt Smith made his acting debut on earlier in the year!
Lastly Smith will be playing several solo LA shows next year before touring with the Tears for Fears on the West Coast and South America. I know I am going to go see the man who sings my all time favorite song Mad World!!! And I mean the TFF version and not the others.

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