BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #575: ‘SHOUT’- TEARS FOR FEARS -AUGUST 3, 1985

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Billboard #1 Hits: #575: ‘Shout’- Tears For Fears. August 3, 1985. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single : ‘Shout’- Tears For Fears
  • Record Company- PolyGram
  • Genre: Synth-Pop
  • Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
  • Time: 3:59
  • B-side:’ The Big Chair’
  • Album-Songs From The Big Chair
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland.

The second #1 hit from Tears For Fears in the summer of 1985- both from their Songs From The Big Chair album.

The song was written in my front room on just a small synthesizer and a drum machine. Initially I only had the chorus, which was very repetitive, like a mantra. I played it to Ian Stanley, our keyboardist, and Chris Hughes, the producer. I saw it as a good album track, but they were convinced it would be a hit around the world.— Roland Orzabal

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