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Tears for Fears


Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, released in 1985, reached number one on the US Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both ... See full bio »

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Ready Player One Soundtrack
(2018)
Donnie Darko Soundtrack
(2001)
Real Genius Soundtrack
(1985)
Click Soundtrack
(2006)

Filmography

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 2019 The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2019 The Sara Cox Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.26 (2019) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2019 Happy! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Friend of Death (2019) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 Bumblebee (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2018 Riverdale (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club (2018) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 Press (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Don't Take My Heart, Don't Break My Heart (2018) ... (performer: "Broken" - uncredited)
 2018 The Front Runner (performer: "Head Over Heels")
 2018 To All the Boys I've Loved Before (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 Pose (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Access (2018) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2018 The Americans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rififi (2018) ... (performer: "Ideas as Opiates")
 2018 Ready Player One (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - as Tears For Fears)
 2017 Dark (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Past and Present (2017) ... (performer: "Shout")
 2017 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 9 Results (2017) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2017 GLOW (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Debbie Does Something (2017) ... (performer: "Head Over Heels")
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (performer: "Shout")
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2017 Forget About Us (Short) (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2017 Dare to Be Different (Documentary) (performer: "Mad World")
 2016 Skam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Keen på å bade (2016) ... (performer: "Head Over Heals")
 2016 The Late Bloomer (performer: "Head over Heels")
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (performer: "Everbody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 (2016) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Quick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Freddy Got Fingered (2016) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2016 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sporting 80s Special with Kriss Akabusi (2016) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants To Run The World")
 2016 French Open Live 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Day Six (2016) ... (performer: "Shout" - uncredited)
- Day Five (2016) ... (performer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2016 Land Van Lubbers (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lang Leve De Euro (2016) ... (performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Hap and Leonard (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Savage Season (2016) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2016 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Territorios (2016) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2015 Gravy (performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - as Tears For Fears) / (writer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" - as Tears For Fears)
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2015 Deutschland 83 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cold Fire (2015) ... (performer: "Mad World")
 2015/I Aloha (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2015 Car Share (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mike Myers/Gugu Mbatha-Raw/Tears for Fears (2014) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
 2014 Red Oaks (TV Series) (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2014 Tyrant (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sins of the Father (2014) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2014 Orphan Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est (2014) ... (performer: "Head Over Heels")
 1985-2014 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes)
- Episode dated 4 April 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Head over Heels")
- Episode dated 10 January 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 9 August 2013 (2013) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 September 2005 (2005) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 28 February 2003 (2003) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2007-2014 Psych (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- A Nightmare on State Street (2014) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- American Duos (2007) ... (performer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2014 White Bird in a Blizzard (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Latin Night (2013) ... ("Mad World")
 2013 The To Do List (performer: "Break It Down Again")
 2013 In a World... (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2012 Sleeping Dogs (Video Game) ("Pale Shelter")
 2012 Perception (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 86'd (2012) ... (performer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2011 One Day (performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
 2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (performer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2011 Legend of Zelda 1987 Trailer (Video short) (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2010 Shawn Hayes: Movie Critic (TV Series short) (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (performer: "Head Over Heels")
 2010 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Brown Betty (2010) ... (performer: "Head Over Heels" - uncredited)
 2010 Let's Play Chainsaw (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mad World - Part 1 (2010) ... (performer: "Mad World")
 2009 CHIKARA Three-Fisted Tales (Video) (performer: "Break It Down Again")
 2009 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) (performer: "Shout")
 2009 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (2009) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2009 The Firm (performer: "Mad World")
 2009 Middle Men (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (performer: "Break It Down Again")
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (performer: "Break It Down Again")
 2008-2009 Medium (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- A Person of Interest (2009) ... (performer: "Shout" (1984) - uncredited)
- But for the Grace of God (2008) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2004-2009 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Breaking News (2009) ... (performer: "Shout")
- Maternal Instincts (2004) ... (performer: "Sowing the Seeds of Love")
- Greed (2004) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- React Quotes (2008) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2008 Summerhood (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2008 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Thousand Words by Friday (2008) ... (writer: "Shout" - uncredited)
 2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... (performer: "The Devil")
 2007 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- States of the Union (2007) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2007 World in Conflict (Video Game) (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2007 SingStar '80s (Video Game) (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tweezers (2006) ... (performer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" - uncredited)
 2006 Starter for 10 (performer: "The Hurting", "Ideas as Opiates")
 2006 The Lather Effect (performer: "The Hurting")
 2006 Click (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" (1985))
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hot Shot (2006) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2006 The Goodbye Kiss (performer: "Shout" (1984))
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates Christmas (2005) ... (performer: "Shout")
 2005 God Save the King (performer: "Mad World")
 2005 Fever Pitch (performer: "Who Killed Tangerine?" (2003))
 2005 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lois Battles Jamie (2005) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) ("Pale Shelter", uncredited)
 2002 When Snooker Ruled the World (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Head Over Heels" - as Tears For Fears)
 2001 Donnie Darko (performer: "Head Over Heels")
 2000 Greenfingers (performer: "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" - as Tears For Fears)
 2000 Playing the Field (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.2 (2000) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie) (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 1998 ER (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sharp Relief (1998) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1997 Le zombi de Cap-Rouge (performer: "Everybody Want to Rules the World")
 1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1996 No One Would Tell (TV Movie) ("Sowing The Seeds Of Love")
 1983-1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 November 1994 (1994) ... (performer: "Mad World")
- Episode dated 22 December 1983 (1983) ... (performer: "The Way You Are")
 1994 Dennis Miller Live (TV Series) (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1994 Threesome (performer: "New Star")
 1993 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tower of Power (1993) ... (performer: "Elimental" - uncredited)
 1993 Boxing Helena (performer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS") / (producer: "WOMAN IN CHAINS")
 1992 Peter's Friends (performer: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World")
 1989-1991 Only Fools and Horses (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Miami Twice (The American Dream) (1991) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
- The Jolly Boys' Outing (1989) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - uncredited)
 1986 BBC TV Cricket (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sport Aid: West Indies vs Rest of the World (1986) ... (performer: "Everybody Wants to Run the World")
 1985 Real Genius (performer: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
 1984 Tears for Fears: In My Mind's Eye (Video documentary) (performer: "Start of the Breakdown", "Mothers Talk", "Pale Shelter", "The Working Hour", "The Prisoner", "Ideas as Opiates", "Mad World", "We Are Broken", "Suffer the Children", "The Hurting", "Memories Fade", "Change")
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Album: "Songs from the Big Chair" (produced 3 #1 songs in the US: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Shout" and "Head Over Heels")

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Members have included Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Curt Smith and Manny Elias. See more »

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