Everybody Wants To Rule The World


Tears For Fears was a big group growing up, especially as I got older and thought it was fun to relive the 1980s. Lorde, who I also have on vinyl, did cover this song as well for a soundtrack so I figured I’d separate this song out from the rest. If you’d like to check out her version, hop over to YouTube HERE and give a listen! If you’re only interested in the original, you can check out that music video HERE.

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

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Pharaohs

Tears For Fears


Tears for Fears are an English new wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. They were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success.

Their platinum-selling debut album, The Hurting, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, reached number one on the US Billboard 200. 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.

Following the release of their third platinum-selling album, The Seeds of Love (1989), Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991. The duo re-formed in 2000, and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. As of 2013, the duo are working on their seventh album. To date, Tears for Fears have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including more than 8 million in the US.

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Sowing the Seeds of Love

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Tears Roll Down

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Shout

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The Big Chair

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Woman in Chains

Side Two

Always in the Past

Thompson Twins


Thompson Twins were a British new wave group that formed in April 1977 and disbanded in May 1993. They achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe.

The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé’s comic strip The Adventures of Tintin. At various stages, the band had up to seven members though their best known incarnation was as a trio between 1982–86.

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Hold Me Now

Side Two

Let Loving Start

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Lies

Side Two

Beach Culture

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Side One

Lay Your Hands on Me

Side Two

The Lewis Carol (Adventures in Wonderland)

Would You Like Toast and Marmalade for Tea?


Tin Tin were a pop rock band, which were first formed in Australia as The Kinetics in 1966. They relocated to the United Kingdom in 1969 and were renamed as Tin Tin. In 1970 they issued a single, “Toast and Marmalade for Tea”, which was a No. 10 hit on the Go-Set National Singles Chart in June the following year. It reached No. 20 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. The group disbanded in 1973.

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Toast and Marmalade for Tea

Side Two

Manhattan Woman

Daughter Delilah in Detroit


Jones has remained married to his high school sweetheart, Melinda since 1957, despite his many well-publicised infidelities that I’ve briefly mentioned before. The couple has one son. His philandering once led Melinda to physically assault him. After reading about one infidelity in a newspaper, she punched and kicked Jones, but he did not fight back; “I took it”, he said. Jones has had affairs with well-known women including Mary Wilson of The Supremes and former Miss World Marjorie Wallace. Cassandra Peterson, better known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, claims that she lost her virginity to Jones.

One affair resulted in the birth of a son. In October 1987, while on tour in America, Jones had a brief relationship with model Katherine Berkery, who then discovered she was pregnant. After a legal battle that included DNA testing, an American court ruled in 1989 that Jones was the boy’s father. Jones denied the court’s findings, until finally, in 2008, he admitted they were true.

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Delilah

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Smile Away Your Blues

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Detroit City

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Ten Guitars

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Daughter of Darkness

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Tupelo Mississippi Flash