However, Hughes convinced Orzabal to record it, in a calculated effort to gain American chart success. According to Orzabal, he initially regarded the song as a lightweight that would not fit with the rest of the album. Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Her cover appeared on the at number 14. The Complete New Zealand Music Charts: 1966—2006. The song is set in the of with a and a of 112 beats per minute. Tears for Fears - Laid So Low Tears Roll Down 15.
. American rock band released a cover of the song that appeared on their fifth , which features covers of several other hit songs from the same era. In 2015, 30 years after its release, the song was honoured at the annual in London for achieving 6 million radio airplays. Tears for Fears - Mothers Talk 10. Recorded at for the B-side of 'Everybody' in a calm and relaxed way.
The song was released in 1985 by , and as the third single from their second album, 1985. New Zealand singer recorded a cover of the song which was included in the for 2013. It was recorded in two weeks and later added as the final track on the album. The camera pans to show a statue of a man riding a horse nearby. American jazz trio recorded a version of the song from their 2007 album,. The reworked single was released in as the theme song for the campaign, a charitable event held to raise money for famine relief in Africa.
Orzabal, Ian Stanley, and Hughes share writing credits. The Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany. The group re-recorded the song as a charity single for the campaign. Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter 7. Tears for Fears - Advice For The Young At Heart 12.
Select Gold in the Certification field. Tears for Fears - The Hurting 16. The cover was produced by Peter Shurkin and Natalie Baartz with arrangement by and Lucas Cantor. Archived from on 17 September 2012. The song was a commercial success in other American markets, peaking at number two on the and and charting at number one on the , and charts. On the week of 27 April 1985, the song rose to number 18.
Shots of young people riding and through desert sand dunes are also shown. On the report dated 19 May 1985, the song debuted at number four on the chart; it would later peak at number one. It was also used during season 4 of. Tears for Fears - The Working Hour 14. Select singles in the Format field. Chris Hughes wrote about the song in the liner notes of , saying: No matter how horrifying the conditions may really be, the voice reading the shipping forecast is deliberately calm and relaxed. The decision to include the song in the album came after Orzabal played two chords on his acoustic guitar for Hughes.
Ken Boothe released a reggae version of the song that appeared on a compilation album titled The Tide Is High — ReggaeRocks A Tribute to Rock 'N' Roll 2001. For their Rule the World Tour, the duo uses this version to launch their show. The song peaked at number three in Belgium and at number two in both the Netherlands and Ireland. Tears for Fears - I Believe 11. The car is then seen driving through a desert, this scene is intercut with the band performing the song in a studio. The song also reached number 4 in Ireland.
Critics were positively receptive to the cover, some praised it for its darker atmosphere mood although others criticized it for stripping away the song's original upbeat composition. The video begins with Smith driving a vintage sports car while a toddler points toy guns in Smith's direction. It samples a recording of announcer reading the for the region of the. Tears for Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love 6. Smith leaves the diner in the car while singing the song's lyrics. Tears for Fears - Shout 3. The area forecast for the next twenty-four hours.