Rule the World – The Greatest Hits

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Rule the World – The Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by Tears for Fears
Released 10 November 2017
Recorded 1982–2017
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 74:14
Label Virgin EMI
Tears for Fears chronology
Secret World – Live in Paris
(2006)Secret World – Live in Paris2006
Rule the World – The Greatest Hits
(2017)
Singles from Rule the World – The Greatest Hits
  1. "I Love You But I'm Lost"
    Released: 13 October 2017
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Rule the World – The Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British pop/rock band Tears for Fears, released in 2017 by Virgin EMI, part of Universal Music. The compilation contains fourteen top 40 hits, taken from each of the band's first six studio albums, and two new songs: "Stay" and "I Love You But I'm Lost" (co-written by the band with Dan Smith of Bastille). The latter was released as a digital single on 13 October 2017.[2]

The album peaked at No. 12 in the UK, becoming the band's sixth UK top 20 album, and has been certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry for combined units and sales in excess of 60,000 copies.[3] A UK and European tour called the Rule the World Live 2018 was scheduled to begin in April 2018,[4] but was postponed to 2019 due to "unforeseen health concerns".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" – 4:12 (from Songs from the Big Chair)
  2. "Shout" (7" edit) – 4:45 (from Songs from the Big Chair)
  3. "I Love You But I'm Lost" – 4:21 (previously unreleased)
  4. "Mad World" – 3:33 (from The Hurting)
  5. "Sowing the Seeds of Love" – 6:16 (from The Seeds of Love)
  6. "Advice for the Young at Heart" – 4:51 (from The Seeds of Love)
  7. "Head over Heels" – 4:14 (from Songs from the Big Chair)
  8. "Woman in Chains" (Tears for Fears with Oleta Adams) – 6:30 (from The Seeds of Love)
  9. "Change" (radio edit) – 3:56 (from The Hurting)
  10. "Stay" – 4:29 (previously unreleased)
  11. "Pale Shelter" (2nd Single Version) – 4:35 (from The Hurting)
  12. "Mothers Talk" (U.S. Remix) – 4:12 (from Songs from the Big Chair)
  13. "Break It Down Again" – 4:31 (from Elemental)
  14. "I Believe" – 4:54 (from Songs from the Big Chair)
  15. "Raoul and the Kings of Spain" – 5:16 (from Raoul and the Kings of Spain)
  16. "Closest Thing to Heaven" – 3:35 (from Everybody Loves a Happy Ending)

  • Track 1 written by Roland Orzabal/Ian Stanley/Chris Hughes.
  • Tracks 2 and 12 written by Roland Orzabal/Ian Stanley.
  • Track 3 written by Roland Orzabal/Curt Smith/Dan Smith/Mark Crew.
  • Tracks 4, 8, 9, 11 and 14 written by Roland Orzabal.
  • Tracks 5 and 7 written by Roland Orzabal/Curt Smith.
  • Track 6 written by Roland Orzabal/Nicky Holland.
  • Track 10 written by Curt Smith/Charlton Pettus.
  • Tracks 13 and 15 written by Roland Orzabal/Alan Griffiths.
  • Track 16 written by Roland Orzabal/Curt Smith/Charlton Pettus.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[6] 46
Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tears for Fears – Rule The World". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (13 October 2017). "Hear Tears for Fears' First Song in 13 Years, 'I Love You But I'm Lost'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "British album certifications – Tears for Fears – Rule The World – The Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Rule The World – The Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  4. ^ "Tears For Fears Calendar 2018, Tour Dates & Concerts – Songkick". www.songkick.com.
  5. ^ White, Jack (19 April 2018). "Tears For Fears postpone UK tour due to "health concerns"". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Tears for Fears". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2017.