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TEARS FOR FEARS - MAD WORLD (SONG)
Year:1982
Music/Lyrics:Roland Orzabal
Producer:Chris Hughes
Ross Cullum
World wide:
de  Peak: 21 / weeks: 21
fr  Peak: 73 / weeks: 2
nz  Peak: 25 / weeks: 8

7" Single
Mercury IDEA 3 (uk)



12" Maxi
Mercury IDEA 312 (uk)



7" Single
Mercury IDEA 33 (uk)


TRACKS
20/09/1982
7" Single Mercury IDEA 3 [uk]
1982
7" Single Mercury 6059 568
1. Mad World
3:32
2. Ideas As Opiates (1982 Version)
3:56
   
20/09/1982
12" Maxi Mercury IDEA 312 [uk]
1982
12" Maxi Mercury 6400 677
1. Mad World
3:32
2. Ideas As Opiates (1982 Version)
3:56
3. Saxophones As Opiates
3:54
   
10/1982
Double - 7" Single Mercury IDEA 33 [uk]
7" Single 1:
1. Mad World
3:32
2. Mad World (World Remix)
3:42
7" Single 2:
1. Suffer The Children (Remix)
4:15
2. Ideas As Opiates (1982 Version)
3:56
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
3:32Mad WorldMercury
IDEA 3
Single
7" Single
20/09/1982
3:32Mad WorldMercury
IDEA 312
Single
12" Maxi
20/09/1982
3:32Mad World [Double]Mercury
IDEA 33
Single
7" Single
10/1982
World Remix3:42Mad World [Double]Mercury
IDEA 33
Single
7" Single
10/1982
3:32The HurtingMercury
MERS 17
Album
LP
25/03/1983
3:33The Breakers '83Polystar
814 253-1
Compilation
LP
21/08/1983
3:32Ronny's Pop Show [1983/1] - Mit dem Schärfsten aus meiner SendungCBS
24021
Compilation
LP
1983
Hit-News Brandneu - Die top-aktuellen Super Hits! [1983]K-tel
TG 1445
Compilation
LP
1983
3:45Party Tapes [Gatefold]Polystar
814 851-1
Compilation
LP
1983
3:29Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)Fontana
510 939-2
Album
CD
02/03/1992
3:34Pop & Wave Volume 5Sony
478012 9
Compilation
CD
25/01/1999
3:34Now That's What I Call Music! 1982 [The Millennium Series]Virgin
NOWMIL-1982 / 5202592
Compilation
CD
21/06/1999
3:32The Hurting [Remastered]Mercury
558 104-2
Album
CD
28/06/1999
World Version3:42The Hurting [Remastered]Mercury
558 104-2
Album
CD
28/06/1999
3:29Media Markt CollectionMercury
548 188-2
Album
CD
20/10/2000
3:35ShoutMercury
548 488-2
Album
CD
22/01/2001
3:32Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? file 3Virgin
8104792
Compilation
CD
29/06/2001
3:31The Ultimate CollectionCCM
586 683-2
Album
CD
11/11/2002
3:32Ultimate EightiesCrimson / Demon
CRIMBX38
Compilation
CD
23/12/2002
3:33The Collection [2003]Spectrum
063 358-2
Album
CD
20/10/2003
3:31#1s - 38 Of The Greatest #1 Singles Of All TimeUniversal
981 413-7
Compilation
CD
10/05/2004
3:29Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) [Sound And Vision Deluxe]Fontana / Mercury
9819122
Album
CD
02/07/2004
3:30Ö3 Solid GoldAmadeo
06024 9826682
Compilation
CD
27/12/2004
3:30Liebe ist...Polystar
06024 9827332
Compilation
CD
24/01/2005
3:33GoldMercury
06024 9837958
Album
CD
08/08/2006
Live5:43GoldMercury
06024 9837958
Album
CD
08/08/2006
3:30Verliebt in Berlin - Das große FinalePolystar
9841932
Compilation
CD
11/08/2006
3:30The CollectionDisky
SI904544
Album
CD
27/11/2006
3:32Famous Last Words: The CollectionSpectrum
984 9048
Album
CD
14/05/2007
3:35The Silver CollectionSpectrum
984 828-8
Album
CD
24/08/2007
3:45Platinum Collection - 80'sBrunswick
9847153
Compilation
CD
02/04/2010
3:31Absolute Synth AnthemsEVA
EVACD 4124
Compilation
CD
29/09/2010
3:34100 Essential Hits - 80s PopSpectrum
00600753325070
Compilation
Digital
01/10/2010
3:32Mad World: The CollectionSpectrum
SPECXX2054
Album
CD
18/10/2010
Full Length Version3:37So80s (SoEighties) 5Soundcolours
SC 0324
Album
CD
20/05/2011
3:31SAT.1 - Der letzte Bulle - Die 80er Hits aus der Serie - Vol. 3Sony
88691911752
Compilation
CD
10/02/2012
3:33Die ultimative Chartshow - Die erfolgreichsten Singles der 80erPolystar
06007 5340817
Compilation
CD
09/11/2012
3:33Alle 40 goed - OriginalsEMI
7418482
Compilation
CD
15/02/2013
3:33Fade To Grey 1980-1984 - The Music That Changed EverythingUMTV
5345806
Compilation
CD
30/09/2013
3:35The Hurting [30th Anniversary Edition - Super Deluxe Box]Mercury
3743330
Album
CD
18/10/2013
World Remix3:42The Hurting [30th Anniversary Edition - Super Deluxe Box]Mercury
3743330
Album
CD
18/10/2013
3:35The Hurting [30th Anniversary Edition - Deluxe Edition]Mercury
3743332
Album
CD
21/10/2013
World Remix3:42The Hurting [30th Anniversary Edition - Deluxe Edition]Mercury
3743332
Album
CD
21/10/2013
3:34Now That's What I Call 1982Now
88644468409
Compilation
Digital
04/08/2014
3:30IconMercury
06007 5351988
Album
CD
16/09/2014
3:35Top Of The Pops 1980-1984Spectrum / UMC
5369971
Compilation
CD
02/09/2016
3:33Top Of The Pops - 1982 [3CD]Spectrum / UMC
5379920
Compilation
CD
13/10/2017
3:34Rule The World - The Greatest HitsMercury / Virgin EMI
CDV 3197 / 00600753802878
Album
CD
10/11/2017
3:34Rule The World - The Greatest HitsMercury / Virgin EMI
V 3197 / 00600753802885
Album
LP
01/12/2017
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Tears For FearsTears For Fears: Discography / Become a fan
TEARS FOR FEARS IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Sowing The Seeds Of Love01/10/19891313
Woman In Chains07/01/1990397
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Seeds Of Love22/10/19891811
SONGS BY TEARS FOR FEARS
Advice For The Young At Heart
All Of The Angels
Always In The Past
And I Was A Boy From School
Ashes To Ashes
Badman's Song
Bloodletting Go
Break It Down Again
Brian Wilson Said
Broken
Broken Revisited
Call Me Mellow
Change
Closest Thing To Heaven
Cold
Deja Vu & The Sins Of Science
Dog's A Best Friend's Dog
Don't Drink The Water
Elemental
Empire Building
Everybody Loves A Happy Ending
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Everybody Wants To Run The World
Falling Down
Famous Last Words
Fish Out Of Water
Floating Down The River (Once Again)
Gas Giants
Ghost Papa
God's Mistake
Goodnight Song
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Head Over Heels
Humdrum And Humble
I Believe
I Choose You
I Love You But I'm Lost
Ideas As Opiates
Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams
Killing With Kindness
Ladybird
Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)
Last Days On Earth
Listen
Lord Of Karma
Los Reyes Católicos
Mad World
Me And My Big Ideas
Memories Fade
Mothers Talk
Mr. Pessimist
Music For Tables
My Girls
My Life In The Suicide Ranks
New Star
Out Of Control
Pale Shelter
Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love) [1982]
Pharaohs
Power
Pullin' A Cloud
Queen Of Compromise
Quiet Ones
Raoul And The Kings Of Spain
Ready To Start
Schrodinger's Cat
Sea Song
Secret World
Secrets
Shout
Size Of Sorrow
Sketches Of Pain
Sorry
Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Standing On The Corner Of The Third World
Start Of The Breakdown
Stay
Suffer The Children
Swords And Knives
Tears Roll Down
The Big Chair
The Body Wah
The Conflict
The Devil
The Hurting
The Madness Of Roland
The Marauders
The Prisoner
The Way You Are
The Working Hour
Until I Drown
War Of Attrition
Watch Me Bleed
We Are Broken
When In Love With A Blind Man
Who Killed Tangerine?
Who You Are
Wino
Woman In Chains
Year Of The Knife
ALBUMS BY TEARS FOR FEARS
Classic
Colour Collection
Elemental
Everybody Loves A Happy Ending
Famous Last Words: The Collection
Gold
Icon
Live From Santa Barbara
Mad World: The Collection
Media Markt Collection
Raoul And The Kings Of Spain
Rule The World - The Greatest Hits
Saturnine Martial & Lunatic
Secret World
Shout
Songs From The Big Chair
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)
The Collection
The Collection [2003]
The Hurting
The Seeds Of Love
The Silver Collection
The Ultimate Collection
The Working Hour - An Introduction To Tears For Fears
DVDS BY TEARS FOR FEARS
Secret World
Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.93 (Reviews: 148)
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***
Peaking at #12 in Australia, 1982.
****
A great and errie track. UK#3 and Ireland#6.
*****
Great track.
***
Okay but not as good as Gary Jules's version.
******
Great
***
Very deep lyrics but the beat just does nothing for it. Love the cover version so much more.
******
6 stars
******
Das Original! Unendlich besser als der Müll von Gary Jules!
Mehr Power im Gegensatz zum Cover.
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