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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
Songs from the Big Chair
Songs from the Big Chair
RaitingFF
Family Friendly
Information
Released 1985
Genre Pop-Rock
Language English
Length 4:13
Source Rock Band 3
Available October 26, 2010
Playable in
Rock Band 3
Difficulty
Band 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Bass 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Keys 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
Keys Solo
Vocal Tambourine
2-part Harmonies



"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" is a song by Tears For Fears which is about the quest for power, and how it can have unfortunate consequences. In an interview with Mix magazine, the band's producer Chris Hughes explained that they spent months working on "Shout," and near the end of the sessions, Roland Orzabal came into the studio and played two simple chords on his acoustic guitar, which became the basis for the song. Said Hughes: "'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' was so simple and went down so quickly, it was effortless, really. In fact, as a piece of recording history, it's bland as hell."

This was the first US #1 hit for Tears for Fears. "Shout" went to #1 2 months later.

Dennis Miller used this over the closing credits of his HBO TV show.

Curt Smith, one of the 2 members of Tears for Fears, did a solo, acoustic version of this for the soundtrack to The Private Public, a 2001 movie where he made his acting debut.

VideoEdit

RB3 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World Expert FBFC (HD)05:00

RB3 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World Expert FBFC (HD)

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