tears for fears – the hurting – mad world
it’s 1982. these english boys release their debut album. although gary jules does an amazing cover of this single, we forget this song started as a synthy, new wave gem. the guys garnered mainstream success with their second album when “shout” became an instant hit. however, true tears for fears fans know there is much more to the band than their more well known songs. there many days when i prefer this original over the song made famous by donnie darko and many days when i find myself listening to “closest thing to heaven”, “advice for the young at heart”, and there’s always a time for “sowing the seeds of love”.