See Tears For Fears Perform ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ On ‘Colbert’

Watch the 1980s pop icons deliver a web exclusive version of their chart-topping 1985 hit.

By Scott Bernstein Feb 25, 2022 10:51 am PST

Tears For Fears celebrated the release of their The Tipping Point album by appearing remotely on last night’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert episode. While the Brits performed the LP’s “Break The Man” for broadcast, Tears For Fears also laid down the classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” as a web exclusive.

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” was initially released on Tears For Fears’ sophomore studio album, Songs From The Big Chair, in 1985. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was also number one in Canada and New Zealand while reaching the number two slot in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Tears For Fears prepped a video for the track as MTV was ruling the airwaves which helped break the band to U.S. music fans. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” has been frequently covered with Lettuce, The String Cheese Incident and Weezer among acts that performed the song live in recent years.

The Tipping Point arrived today and marks the 1980s pop icons’ first LP in 17 years. Watch the band led by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith perform both “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and “Break The Man” for Colbert below:

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Break The Man

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