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Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears.

Posted on the 28 May 2012 by Melodicwisdom

I was deciding on a band today when this song suddenly played in my mind. I’m glad I chose it because I actually learned something! I don’t know why, but I always assumed Curt Smith was the primary vocalist with Roland on backing vocals. Not the case. Today’s song actually features Roland on vocals and he’s the main character in the music video. You’ll see Curt in disguise as a janitor. I always thought Curt was kinda cute but I almost didn’t recognize him with the glasses!

Head Over Heels was released as a single in June of 1985 from the band’s second album, Songs from the Big Chair.  It went to #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and to #12 on the UK Top 40. The band’s co-founder, Roland Orzabal, describes the single as …one of the most simple tracks that Tears for Fears have ever recorded. It is a love song that goes a bit perverse at the end.”

The track was written two years prior to its release as a segue of another song called “Broken.” In concerts, the band plays Head Over Heels between “Broken” as it was originally intended.

In 2001, the single was featured in the science fiction thriller, Donnie Darko.

I always remember the last line of the lyrics: Funny how time flies

Time sure did fly, you’ll see what I mean in the video above. Sorry about the quality, it was the only one I could find on Youtube.


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