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Sunday, 28 June 2009

Tears For Fears - Shout

'Shout' is commonly referred to as Tears for fears' signature song.

Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus), it was the band's eighth single release (the second taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and sixth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at number 4 in January 1985. In the USA, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 3, 1985 and remained there for three weeks. 'Shout' would become one of the most successful pop songs of 1985, eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries.

While Tears for Fears' previous single 'Mothers Talk' had showcased a new, more extroverted songwriting style, 'Shout' was a synth-rock anthem, complete with power chords, heavy percussion, a bass solo and female backing vocals. The song even features a lengthy guitar solo, something previously unheard of in Tears for Fears' music.

Roland Orzabal commented: "A lot of people think that 'Shout' is just another song about primal scream theory, continuing the themes of the first album. It is actually more concerned with political protest. It came out in 1984 when a lot of people were still worried about the aftermath of The Cold War and it was basically an encouragement to protest".

"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 worl".

The single was a big success, topping the charts in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.

The promotional clip for 'Shout', filmed in late 1984, was the second Tears for Fears clip directed by famed music video producer Nigel Dik. It features footage of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith at Durdle Door in Dorset, England, as well as a studio jam with the full band (including Ian Stanley and Manny Elias) performing the song amidst a crowd of family and friends.

The video reportedly cost only £14,000 to produce. Along with the clip for 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World', the 'Shout' video had a big hand in helping break Tears for Fears in America, due to its heavy airplay on music video pioneer MTV. Ironically, the band had at one time considered making a second video for the song's American single release, as the original was not considered MTV friendly.

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Beatchuggers Mix
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Dj Brian Lindsay Remix
Fergie Extended Mix
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Jakatta Thrilled-Out Mix
Powerhouse Resurrection Remix
Wayne G. Anthem Mix
Track Master Dj 2002 vs White Label Mix
Matt Mix
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Paul Hunter Bootleg Remix
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The big chair - B-Side

Tears for fears vs Evanescence - Shout - Going under ( by Ben-Double-M)
Tears For Fears vs T-Pain - Go Dumb And Shout


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