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Saturday video break: Mad World

Song #25 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Mad World”, originally by Tears For Fears and covered by Gary Jules. Here’s the original:

Never heard it before. I’ve listened to rock radio for most of my radio-listening life, and back in the 80s the only Tears For Fears songs that got played on rock radio stations were “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Later, when 80s music stations became a thing, I’d sometimes hear “Head Over Heels”. I have no memory of ever hearing this song. Here’s the cover:

Nope, still never heard it before, but holy crap that video has 56 million views. Obviously, a lot of other people have heard it before. What’s your preference?

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One Comment

  1. Adam Haun says:

    The cover version was featured in the movie Donnie Darko. That’s why it’s so well-known.