Everybody Wants To Rule The World Music Video

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Artist :   Tears for Fears
Song Name :   Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Video Length :   4:46
Relase Date :   01 January 1985
Country :   USA
Explicitness :   notExplicit

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"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is a song recorded by English band Tears for Fears. It was written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes with production handled by Hughes. The song was released in 1985 by Phonogram, Mercury and Vertigo Records as the third single from their second album, Songs from the Big Chair (1985). "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is a new wave song. Its lyrics detail the desire humans have for control and power and centers on themes of corruption. Music critics praised "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in their retrospective reviews, with some including the song in their respective decade lists. It is regarded as the group's signature song, along with "Shout" (1984). Commercially, the song garnered success on charts internationally, peaking at number two in Ireland and the United Kingdom and at number one in Canada, New Zealand and on the Billboard Hot 100. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" was certified gold by both Music Canada (MC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Nigel Dick directed the song's accompanying music video which received promotion from MTV. It shows the group's lead singer, Curt Smith riding an antique Austin-Healey 3000 sports car around various locations in Southern California intercut with shots of the band performing the song in a studio. In 1986, the song won "Best Single" at the Brit Awards. The group re-recorded the song as a charity single for the Sport Aid campaign. New Zealand singer Lorde recorded a cover of the song which was included in the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)..

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  • My favorite video

    keisterkoolkat
    5
    I love everything about this video. The two funny guys dancing, the cute husky pup, that little boy with the toy guns, how cute! My favorite thing most of all, Roland and Curt. They're so cute!!! I just love Roland and his English smile, that's priceless. I love the part where Curt Smith is at the pay phone. I love the 80s, and this is an amazing video. Tears for Fears are my most favorite band in the world!:D
  • !

    summer !! πŸˆΉβœ¨πŸ’–πŸŒ™
    5
    πŸ‘ and add head over heels
  • Where is β€œHead Over Heels???"

    CaptainReedo
    1
    Seriously? Where is β€œHead Over Heels?” I mean, come on!
  • Truck Driver

    Cito 1
    5
    My favorite song bcuz of the big rigs and Wheel Inn resturant in Cabazon,Ca
  • Good memories

    arudz
    5
    This song will always bring a smile to my heart of the great times I had and so many people during the '80's. #1 SONG for me during that time. Thank you for the video.
  • Love it!

    rosieluis
    5
    This is the best classic video in the 80'. Everytime i heard it brings alot of good memories back that era!
  • FINALLY!

    Mister_Orange
    5
    This is one of the best videos from the 80's! Used to stay up late to hopefully catch it on 120 Minutes with guest VJs like Molly Ringwald! Great song - great eye candy - love the British racing green Austin Healey!
  • Glad to see this video here.

    LatinoSiempre316
    5
    Wow, iTunes!! It sure took you forever to release this video. I'm so happy you did. Glad to see this video it's FINALLY here.
  • Indelible images

    sailor7557
    5
    This has to be one of the top 10 MTV videos of all time! A special era and time of my life I cherish.