Music Monday: Mad World

While watching a series on Netflix this weekend, one of the songs I heard in the background was a modern version of the song Mad World. Looking up the song on YouTube, I saw that the song is sung by Gary Jules.

Cover art for earlier international editions, originally used for the I found this cover to be a little slow for my taste. The version I am more familiar with is by Tears for Fears, and it is a version I much prefer. As a teenager, I used to listen to this song on their album The Hurting – so much that my mother used to get tired of it (Yes, I was a big Tears for Fears fan). I enjoy the beat of this song and I have always found that the way it is sung has a haunting quality to it.

Not only do I prefer the original version of the song Mad World,  it also has many memories of my youth attached to it.

Which version of Mad World do you prefer?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

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13 thoughts on “Music Monday: Mad World

  1. I’m inclined to agree with you, though I did think the young man on the newer version has a nice voice and I found the video quite diverting too. Happy Monday, Colline! Hope it’s a good week 🙂 🙂

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  2. I LOVE Tears for Fears and The Hurting album (and Songs from The Big Chair, and a few others). I feel that copies and remakes are usually rubbish. I am glad Tears for Fears toured recently or are touring again–they seem so talented and I love so much of their work.

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      1. They have a website and they did a very big-sounding tour of the UK last year, and maybe a little elsewhere. New album too, or at least one with some new songs on! I haven’t heard it yet but I still love love them.

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          1. Here’s their site, and I think the album is called Rule The World, which is what their tour is called. http://tearsforfears.com/

            Wikipedia has a good bunch of info on them and the albums too, although it does not mention this new one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_for_Fears

            It says Roland’s wife passed away last year and that delayed their tour, so perhaps they are going to tour again now–

            So I see it is called Rule The World and is a greatest hits collection but with new work on it too. Sorry for the longlong reply, but I kept trying to get most current info while replying!

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