Everybody Wants to Rule the World (4:09)

Cover of Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92)

From Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) and 260 other releases

“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a song by the English New Wave band Tears for Fears.

It was the band’s ninth single release in the United Kingdom (the third from their second LP: Songs from the Big Chair) and seventh UK Top 40 chart hit, peaking at number two in April 1985.

In the U.S., it was the lead single from the album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit on 8 June 1985, remaining there for two weeks. It also reached number-one on both the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Singles Sales charts in the U.S.

The song has since become the pinnacle of Tears for Fears’ chart success, its endurance allowing it to accumulate over two million radio broadcasts by 1994, according to BMI.


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  • CidaDuarteF

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  • Jingleboy14

    @TypicallyRNDM - I see what you mean!

    15 May 11:16am Reply
  • Dumbangel

    Perfect pop music. It reminds me so many good moments of my childhood...

    4 May 5:43pm Reply
  • RickyBobby0205

    This song is so awesome. It was playing on the radio in the last minutes of the last day of 8th grade (I went to Catholic school, so we were all pretty close). To me, it sounds like the end of an era, or the end of innocence. I have so many fond memories of my time in grammar school.

    30 Apr 5:08pm Reply
  • Euphima

    I love these guys! They are in the top of my favourites of the eighties.

    10 Apr 8:00pm Reply
  • starfloka

    Just still love the Intro!!

    7 Apr 7:18pm Reply
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  • Akatian

    Lorde's cover of this is terrible.

    13 Mar 1:44am Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    11 Mar 2:23pm Reply
  • martinsdebora

    It's my own design ♥

    1 Mar 1:28am Reply
  • supermediadave

    An excellent song in my humble opinion. No remorse......

    19 Feb 4:16am Reply
  • shoegazefan

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  • Videlectrix

    This song will ever be associated in my brain with the movie IN A WORLD

    1 Feb 5:21am Reply
  • shellbyrne

    love that intro, love the whole thing

    28 Jan 4:54pm Reply
  • hectorlopezt

    EXCELENTE, me trae gratos recuerdos de los 80´s

    25 Jan 5:26am Reply
  • friendsweetc

    one of my favorite songs

    19 Jan 8:39pm Reply
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  • Johnnybosox19

    These guys are supposed to be hitting the road again in 2014 from what I understand they do have a new album out, which I have yet to hear, but I assume it's probably good, since I've always enjoyed their stuff. Definitely planning on seeing them if they hit the road and come to the states.

    9 Jan 3:38pm Reply
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