Mad World – Song Of The Day

Mad World

Long before Gary Jules brought his melancholic version of this song to the world in the film Donnie Darko, Tears For Fears introduced us to “Mad World”, one of their earliest hits. The good thing about this song is that it manages to be angsty without being whiny: it’s a dark track with some pessimistic lyrics and yet there’s an underlying hopeful, if ever so slightly sadistic, tone to the whole song that gives it both edge and a third dimension. “Mad World” is a beautifully written, catchy track and one of the band’s very best so definitely worth revisiting.

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