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Top 10 Tears for Fears Songs We Want to Hear Live This Sunday
We list 10 Tears for fears songs that we want to hear live at their May 2 concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Let's all go back to the '80s!
Published on: Apr 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

Manila's in for a big blast from the past. English duo Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) is set to perform live on May 2, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

Identified as one of the prime movers of New Wave music in the 1980s, the duo is known for their infectious beats, intellectual lyrics, and music videos that play with metaphors. They may have aged, but their sound hasn't. lists 10 Tears for Fears hits that we'd like to hear live this Sunday.

1. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

Just in time for the last leg of the campaign period, this song, according to Smith, is all about "everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes." Despite its serious bent, this tune is a joy to listen to, if only for its smart rhymes such as, "I can't stand this indecision married with a lack of vision." No wonder everybody wanted to memorize the lyrics back in 1985.

2. "Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)"

This song was a slow burn rather than an instant hit. It was released in 1982 but didn't get played often enough until much later. "It's a kind of a love song, though more referring to one's parents than to a girl," Orzabal explained. Tip: The repeated refrain, "You don't give me love," would make a nice ring tone.

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  • susan
    I really love the songs of tears for fears since my 6th grade, that was 25 years ago up to now.
    Aug 25 2010 @ 08:24am     Reply  
  • quot unquot
    ahmm... somebody?
    May 04 2010 @ 11:19am     Reply  
  • J.Lose
    Hey, Ige, if Simon Le Bon's off-key singing doesn't make your ears bleed, I don't know what will--an icepick?
    May 01 2010 @ 02:52pm     Reply  
  • Gemma Batoon
    Woman In Chains is a favorite. Almost all Tears For Fears songs are! Thank you for posting this list.
    May 01 2010 @ 01:58pm     Reply  
  • jujueyeballs
    I find it really amusing when Mad World fills the air while walking towards MRT cubao.

    Mapapareflect ka bigla.
    Apr 30 2010 @ 04:28pm     Reply  
  • niiro
    i remember that my elder brother and cousins are huge fans of this duo in the 80's that's why eventhough i'm still very young at that time, i'm quite familiar with the songs in the lists...
    Apr 30 2010 @ 02:13am     Reply  
  • igeramos
    Tears for Ears. I prefer Duran Duran.
    Apr 30 2010 @ 12:59am     Reply  
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