My older brother owned Tears For Fears, but I recall "The Hurting" on vinyl and quite possibly "Songs From The Big Chair" on vinyl (or maybe it was cassette? I don't remember) as well as on CD, but he definitely owned their sophomore effort for sure. I also vaguely remember the entire "The Seeds of Love" album on a cassette, but not a single from any album... I could be terribly wrong about this though and making it all up.
While "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" were their biggest hits from "Songs From The Big Chair", both reaching the top spot on Billboard Hot 100, and was overplayed on radio and MTV, it was "Head Over Heels" that was much better in my humble opinion and quite possibly their best song in their entire catalog. Aside from "Head Over Heels", I also remember listening to "Sowing The Seeds of Love" and "Mad World" mostly around the house through my older brother.
Roland Orzabal, its primary songwriter, and Curt Smith both sing lead on respective songs, but in "Head Over Heels", much like "Sowing The Seeds of Love", Smith and Orzabal wrote the song with Orzabal on lead vocals.
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