"Everybody wants to rule the World" is one of those songs that bring together the old and new pop, a style that the group Tears For Fears handled to perfection, with a musicality that went back to the golden age of that musical movement , vindicating the traditional values that drove them away from their peers, demonstrating why the synth pop that did not have to play only a monotone sound without melody metal structure, but could be equally valid as a style as important as that.
Co-written by Roland Orzabal and sung his bandmate Curt Smith, the song was included on the second album the band had released in mid-1982, "Songs From The Big Chair".
This song with some memorable and buoyant choruses of a verse that gave title to the subject, would become emblematic success, particularly due to the promotional video, which saw Smith driving an old sports car in the Coachella Valley, south California.
With a somewhat controversial letters in which they talked about the control and manipulation by the media and companies however would be no further obstacle to commercial success, reaching number two in the British charts and number one USA.
In the following years, the song would have much prominence again by being included on the soundtrack of several films, besides being one of the hymns of the cross-Sports Aids "Race Against Time".
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