Best Tears for Fears Songs


The Top Ten

1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Everybody Wants to Rule the World

oh come on how is this not on the list??? classic song!!! - PUNKpunker13

This song should be number 1 by miles as this is their best song really good song love the guitar in the song - mneilan

According to ITunes I've listened to this song 1552 times

My favorite for sure!

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2 Head Over Heels Head Over Heels

The Tears for Fears song that will still be played on the radio in 30 years

Good but still not better then everybody wants to rule the world

Will always be remembered. Though they are way before my time. A band you will NEVER forget.

Good not as best as everybody wants to rule the world

Love this song so much and the music video is hilarious. Definitely one of my favourite music videos of all time.

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3 Shout Shout

This is an amazing song! The build up towards the end is something that no other band can replicate!
The lyrics are so meaningful, too... I am so surprised that this is only no.5...

Great punk anthem. In-your-face. "I'm talking to you, come on. "

Not as good as everybody wants to rule the world

Certainly one of the best, and most iconic, songs of the 1980's.
Always gets me singing along, and the other half now I have her into it!

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4 Mad World Mad World

Yea Gary's suck and this one is the best

Gary's is the worst I love this even though it's like 30 years before I was alive

Yea garys suck really bad all the way down no song can copie this bad boy nonono "mad world"

Love this song Gary juels edition sucks! He shouldn't copied because this one is the best! 😋

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5 Sowing the Seeds of Love Sowing the Seeds of Love

Tears For Fears goes Sgt. Pepper

Takes me back to the 'good old days' of Thatcherite Britain & the sad demise of The Jam

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6 Woman in Chains Woman in Chains

This song is a masterpiece. It's just so well-crafted, how everything builds to the end, and the lyrics are truly poignant. Musical genius.

Shares a message and just brings you into the zone of sadness, the zone you didn't know existed.

Gorgeous song with great lyrics. "So free her! So free her! "

Incredible emotional song

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7 Change Change

That guitar - xylophone combo is badass. Their best melody, pwoerful hook and therefor my favourite TfF song.

Sucha good melody to listen when someonw fake comes just say "you can change"like litterly

8 The Working Hour The Working Hour

Great sax. Great vocals. Great emotion.

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9 The Way You Are The Way You Are

This song doesn't compare to Woman In Chains. Sorry. This song should not be in Top 10

10 Break It Down Again Break It Down Again

Amazing Song!

This song has a los of elements that majes a unike peace, come on!, it deserves a top five

The Newcomers

? Standing on the Corner of the Third World Standing on the Corner of the Third World
? Broken Broken
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The Contenders

11 Famous Last Words Famous Last Words

Song represents the times about nuclear war. Chilling and romantic at the same time.

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12 Advice for the Young at Heart Advice for the Young at Heart

Yeah - possibly one of the greatest songs ever written..

Every second of this one is pure bliss. Possibly one of the greatest songs ever written.

Another song with a great ending.

13 Pale Shelter Pale Shelter

A song featured on 2 Rockstar Games and also one of my personal favorites. Why isn't this higher up on the list?

This is literally one of the best songs I've ever heard! Truly unique and very 80's. It's great! IT WAS ON Grand Theft Auto: VICE CITY TOO

Very underrated genius

I can't understand why this song isn't higher on their best of list?
It's a classic!

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14 Badman's Song Badman's Song

Love the way Roland and Oleta's vocals wrap around each other in this one!

Nice shift from typical TFF style. I love the "mirrorman" concept.

15 Mothers Talk Mothers Talk

Out of all of their songs, this one has the sickest beat.

Put your head right next to my heart the beat so sexy just like the other comment

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16 Goodnight Song Goodnight Song

Guitar leads and amazing melody make this one my number one.

17 Year of the Knife Year of the Knife

By all means my favorite. The live feel it's given on the album and the live versions are amazing. You just don't want it to end.

I have no idea what this song is about, but it is so expressive and so passionate.

18 Elemental Elemental

How is this #23 this song is perfect roland nailed probably in my top 10 - OasisFeelsLove

Haunting, ear worm that you that you don't mind getting stuck in your head.

Nice piece of song. Much more an Orzabal's solo effort but still worth.

19 I Believe I Believe

Amazing vocal on this one by Orzabal though it sounds like Curt Smith.

Killer tuneage.

20 Memories Fade Memories Fade

I love this song! Should be in the top ten

I have the LP. Just played this for first time in years. This track could stand up today, it is beautiful in its majesty

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Head Over Heels
2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
3. Shout
1. The Working Hour
2. Famous Last Words
3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
1. Shout
2. Sowing the Seeds of Love
3. Change

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