When you think of 80s classics, it’s hard not to think about Tears For Fears 1985 hit song, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” Think about it for a second, when you hear that introduction, you automatically know what song it is and the light groovy nature of it takes over.
This week in 1985, Tears For fear was on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row, taking over the number one spot from “Everything She Wants” by Wham!
Of course there was also that music video filled with a ton of random clips. From the ATVs riding in the desert, the dancing duo, kids and a sunset on a beach, the music video was a culmination and celebration of everyone and everything.
The song also delivers a message of the dangers that can come from seeking power. It also appeared that Tears For Fears may have even predicted the future a bit with their line, “turn your back on mother nature.”
In recent times global warming has been a hot topic long after the Tears For Fears line was mentioned. The band also warned that you could end up in a room where the “walls come crumbling down” at the end of your quest for power.
What sounds like a carefree and light song has some deep meaning that listeners may overlook. This is an 80s classic and there is no doubting that one bit.