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.
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