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38 Essential ’80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety

We talk about the ‘80s a lot. Nostalgia for that decade and its pop culture has both seemed to move in cycles and be ever-present…
Ryan Leas | January 23, 2018 - 11:06 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Welcome to Gotcha Covered, a new biweekly column in which Nate Patrin revisits some of the most notable cover versions of a classic track.
Nate Patrin | March 29, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Concert Review

7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

More Tears For Fears stories

Japanese Breakfast – “Head Over Heels” (Tears For Fears Cover)

Back in April, Japanese Breakfast shared "Essentially," the first of two new songs released via W Hotels’ W Records imprint. Michelle Zauner joined Amber Mark,…
Julia Gray | June 5, 2019 - 10:24 am

Watch Weezer Cover “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” With Tears For Fears On Kimmel

Welcome to the week between Coachella weekends, the ones where a whole lot of musical acts are in Southern California with a few days to…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2019 - 8:56 am

Watch Weezer Bring Out Tears For Fears, TLC’s Chilli At Coachella

Back in January, Weezer released a surprise covers album, The Teal Album, following the success of their "Africa" cover last year. They brought some of…
Julia Gray | April 14, 2019 - 11:28 am

Watch Japanese Breakfast Cover Carly Rae Jepsen, Nada Surf, Tears For Fears At Philly NYE Show

Japanese Breakfast played a hometown show at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia on New Year's Eve. They closed out the night by inviting opening act Gabby's…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Lily Allen – “Mad World” (Tears For Fears Cover)

Tears For Fears' 1983 hit "Mad World" is one of the few songs from the synthpop era that has completely escaped from its original context.
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2018 - 9:34 am

Tears For Fears – “I Love You But I’m Lost”

The long-running UK synthpoppers Tears For Fears haven't put out any music in a long time, but they've been touring hard for decades. And next…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2017 - 10:16 am


Brothertiger – “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” (Tears For Fears Cover)

Just after we compile a big list of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" covers, here comes Brothertiger with a late entry. The Brooklyn-based synthpopper…
Peter Helman | April 13, 2017 - 10:20 am

The Weeknd’s “Secrets” Samples Tears For Fears & The Romantics

There are many extremely cool and promising Starboy songs in the Weeknd's new M A N I A short film, but if you ask me,…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2016 - 12:58 pm

New The Smiths x Tears For Fears Mashup Is Surprisingly Great

Ever wonder what it would sound like if the Smiths and Tears For Fears joined forces? Well, a surprisingly good new mashup of "Stop Me…
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

If you didn't make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Watch Tears For Fears & Reggie Watts’ “Bomb Song” Video For Comedy Bang! Bang!

Later this month, the comedian and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Reggie Watts will take over bandleader duties on new host James Corden's version of The Late
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2015 - 10:28 am

Gotcha Covered

20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have…
Ryan Leas | November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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