Tears For Fears (1985) Everybody Wants To Rule The World 12″


Very Brief:
The album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ topped the Billboard 200 album chart for 5 weeks in 1985.  The number “1” and the name Tears For Fears were closely associated in 1985.  The band placed two singles at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100:  “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.  Both of those singles also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart.  The band also posted #1 singles in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.  So, 30 years to the day that it hit #1 on the Billboard dance chart, here’s Tears For Fears and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”  30 years…  damn.


Tears For Fears (1985) Everybody Wants To Rule The World 12"The Source:
Label: Mercury Records
Catalog#: 880 659-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985


Tears For Fears (1985) Everybody Wants To Rule The World 12"The A Side:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Extended Version) 5:40

The B Side:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4:10
Pharaohs 3:42


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 3/16/85 70 1/2wks 24
Hot Dance/Disco 4/13/85 1/2wks 9


The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:

Everybody Wants To Rule The World FLAC

Everybody Wants To Rule The World MP3

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Everybody Wants To Rule The World

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4 Responses to “Tears For Fears (1985) Everybody Wants To Rule The World 12″”

  1. DLG says:

    Thanks! Wow 30 years ago. This is one of those all-time great songs from 1985, which for me is the second-best music year of the 80s, right after 1984. Tears For Fears, Dream Academy, OMD, Kirsty MacColl, ABC, Big Audio Dynamite, Mr. Mister, Prince, Howard Jones, Aretha Franklin, Simple Minds, Dire Straits, Don Henley, Survivor, Sade, Phil Collins, etc. Just a phenomenal year.

  2. OPODER! says:

    Great job ever!

    Thank you.

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