80s Song of the Day: Mad World by Tears for Fears

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had

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Mad World by Tears for Fears was released September 20, 1982, with Ideas as Opiates as the B side. It was a single from the band’s debut album The Hurting.

The song was Tears for Fears’ first chart hit, reaching No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

The music video for Mad World was the band’s first. A party scene in the video features friends and family of the band, including Curt Smith’s mom and then-wife Lynne.

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