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