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Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath 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 synthesiser bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success. They were part of the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US.

Their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, released in 1985, reached number one on the US Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both the UK and the US. 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.

After the release of their third platinum-selling album, The Seeds of Love (1989), Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991. Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name, releasing the albums Elemental (1993) and Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995) before he and Smith re-formed as Tears for Fears in 2000 and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. Since 2013, the duo have been working on their seventh album. Tears for Fears have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The Hurting Tears for Fears 5 11
1985 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears 4.35 31
1989 The Seeds of Love Tears for Fears 4 6
1993 Elemental Tears for Fears 3 4
1995 Raoul and the Kings of Spain Tears for Fears 5 3
2004 Everybody Loves a Happy Ending Tears for Fears 5 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82–92 Tears for Fears 13
1996 Saturnine Martial & Lunatic Tears for Fears 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears 2
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Tears for Fears Tears for Fears 2
2001 Shout: The Very Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears 2
2001 Gold Tears for Fears 1
2001 Shout Tears for Fears 1
2001 The Working Hour: An Introduction to Tears for Fears Tears for Fears 1
2003 The Collection Tears for Fears 1
2003 The Ultimate Collection Tears for Fears 1
2005 Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums Tears for Fears 1
2006 Gold Tears for Fears 2
2006 The Collection Tears for Fears 1
2006 Sowing the Seeds of Love: The Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears 1
2007 Famous Last Words: The Collection Tears for Fears 1
2010 Mad World: The Collection Tears for Fears 1
2013 Everybody Wants to Rule the World: The Collection Tears for Fears 1
2014 Icon Tears for Fears 2
2017 Rule The World: The Greatest Hits Tears for Fears 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Cape Fear Tears for Fears 2
2006 Secret World Tears for Fears 1
2009 Live From Santa Barbara Tears for Fears 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Best of Remixes Tears for Fears 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Suffer the Children Tears for Fears 1
1982 Mad World Tears for Fears 2
1983 Change Tears for Fears 2
1983 The Way You Are Tears for Fears 2
1984 Mothers Talk Tears for Fears 2
1984 Shout Tears for Fears 5 6
1985 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears 5 3
1985 Head Over Heels Tears for Fears 3
1985 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) Tears for Fears 2
1986 Everybody Wants To Run The World Tears for Fears 1
1989 Everybody Wants to Rule the World / Shout Tears for Fears 1
1989 Sowing the Seeds of Love Tears for Fears 4 3
1989 Woman in Chains Tears for Fears 4 5
1990 Advice for the Young at Heart Tears for Fears 3 2
1990 Famous Last Words Tears For Fears 1
1991 Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams Tears for Fears 2
1992 Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down) Tears for Fears 2
1993 Break It Down Again Tears for Fears 3
1993 Cold Tears for Fears 1
1995 Raoul and the Kings of Spain Tears for Fears 4
1995 God’s Mistake Tears for Fears 3
1995 Secrets Tears for Fears 1
2005 Closest Thing to Heaven Tears for Fears 2
2005 Everybody Loves a Happy Ending / Call Me Mellow Tears for Fears 2
2017 Head Over Heels (Talamanca System Tribal Persuasion remix) Tears for Fears 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Ready Boy & Girls? Tears for Fears 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Everybody Wants to Rule the World (CD Video) Tears for Fears 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 In My Mind’s Eye: Live At Hammersmith Odeon Tears for Fears 1
1983-04-18: Live in London, England Tears for Fears 1
1985-04-24: Rotterdam, Holland Tears for Fears 1

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