Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 824 300-2
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) MERH 58
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 422-824 300-1 M-1, 824300-1Q
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Phonogram 824300-2
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 824 300-2
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) IDEA 9
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 Everybody Wants to Rule the World (CD Video) Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 870 745-2
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 824 300-4
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Phonogram 824 300-1
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Vertigo (British rock label) 824 300-2
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 824 300-4 M-1
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 824 300-2
1.16 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Hits of the World 1984/1985 Various Artists Polyphon
1.10 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Power and the Glory Various Artists
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 The Rock Collection: Rock Stars Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 527/01
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Pop & Wave, Volume 1: The Hits of the 80's Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 471450 2
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Peter’s Friends: The Album Various Artists Epic MOODCD 27
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Fontana 510939-2
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Fontana 314 510 939-2, P2 10939
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Fontana 510939-4
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Fontana, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 314 510 939-2, D180162
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Columbia House (direct-mailing distributor of club editions of releases) P2 10939
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82-92 Tears for Fears Fontana 510939-1
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits 82–92 Tears for Fears Fontana 510939-2
2.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 The Greatest Rock Album of All Time Various Artists Concept Records (Australia) CC0260CD
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Peter’s Friends: The Album Various Artists Epic Soundtrax EK 53439
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Rock of the 80’s, Volume 7 Various Artists Priority Records P2 53750
2.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 The 80’s Collection: 1985 Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 544/03
2.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:15 Totally ’80s Various Artists OPCD-4544
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Start: The Best of British Various Artists Dino Entertainment DINCD 92
1.14 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:13 Sounds of the Eighties: 1985 Various Artists Warner Special Products, Time-Life Music OPCD-2731, R988-02
1.12 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Stereoplay Highlights 75: Super Highlights Various Artists stereoplay CD 27100753 A
2.15 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Top Gear Various Artists MOOD CD 33
1.16 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:08 Totally 80s 1+2 Various Artists Insight (Polygram sublabel) 525 350-2
2.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Drive Time 3 Various Artists Dino Entertainment DINCD119
2.16 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Original Megahits of the 80’s Various Artists PolyGram 535 073-2
2.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:08 Take 40: Ten Years of No. 1 Hits Various Artists Mushroom Records (AU/NZ) D56010
1.7 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:08 The No. 1 Eighties Album Various Artists PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.) 535 683-2
2.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:08 Radiottanta Various Artists PolyGram 535 446-2
2.10 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 The Best of 1980–1990, Volume 12 Various Artists EMI Electrola GmbH (not for release label use! DE subsidiary of EMI Records from 1972–2002) 7243 8 53570 2 2
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Various Artists Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) HR-62098-2
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Retro: The One and Only 80's Album Various Artists Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 553 494-2
1.10 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 The One and Only 80's Album Various Artists
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Various Artists
2.6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Car Classics 2.0 Various Artists EVA (for use with NL/BE/FR releases only. see annotation) 74321 469132
1.7 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 9548 35120 2
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion: Original Soundtrack Various Artists Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group) 1620982
1.15 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 The Eighties Mix Various Artists Global Television RADMC85
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 Classic Rock: 80's Various Artists Rebound Records 520434
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 The Roots of Rock: 80's New Wave Various Artists Rebound Records 314 520 442-2, 314 520 448-8
1.5 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Fantastic 80s! 2 Various Artists Sony Music TV SONYTV45CD
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Chart Toppers: Modern Rock Hits of the 80s, Volume 2 Various Artists
2.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Pop & Wave, Volume 1: The Hits From the Fantastic 80's Various Artists Sony Music Media SMM 471450 6
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 730
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 Entertainment Weekly: 80's Wave Various Artists EMI‐Capitol Music Special Markets 72438-19877-2-8
1.7 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Goud van oud: 36 All-Time Eighties Classics Various Artists PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Nederland B.V.) 555 916-2
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 New Wave: The Roots of Rock Various Artists
3.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 The Eighties: A Decade of Hits Various Artists 565 788-2
1.15 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 The Eighties Mix Various Artists Global Television RADCD85
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 558 106-2
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Pure 80's Various Artists UTV Records 314 564 809-2
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Sounds of the Eighties: 80's Pop Classics Various Artists
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:06 A música do século, volume 9 Various Artists Editora Caras SEC-0009
1.10 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Club Wave 2 Various Artists ARS Entertainment (Belgium label) 740464-2
1.14 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:13 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: Extra Various Artists Sony Music Media 496712-2
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Modern Rock: 1984-1985 Various Artists Time-Life Music 314564685-2, R828-03
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Shout to the Top - 80s Pop Classics Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 499 7892
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Shout to the Top - 80s Pop Classics Various Artists Spectrum Music (budget label) 499 7892
1.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Songs From the Big Chair Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 314 558 106-2
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 The Best of the Eighties, Volume 2 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 9100209
1.5 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Time 100, Volume 2: The Music of Our Lives 1980–1999 Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) WTVD 38066
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 #1 Hits: 1985 - 1989 Various Artists GNP Crescendo GNPD 2273
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 314 542 492-2
1.10 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:13 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the 80's Various Artists Hip‐O Records 314 524 927-2
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Back to the 80’s: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: Pop & Wave Various Artists Sony Music Media 501266 2
2.6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Classic Rock: Shades of Rock Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 559/28
1.4 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Driving Music 2 Various Artists Versailles VER 498294-2
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Was het nu 70, 80 of 90? File 1 Various Artists Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) 724384812225, 72438 481222 5
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Die zweite ultimative 80'er Fete Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 0731455614022
3.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 I Want My 80's Box! Various Artists
2.4 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 The Top 80's Various Artists
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Shout: The Very Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 314 548 448-2
1.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Shout: The Very Best of Tears for Fears Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 314 548 448-2, D 142539
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 A Year in Your Life: 1985, Volume Two Various Artists Definitive Records ("A Year in Your Life" series, et al.) 560439
1.2 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Gold Tears for Fears Universal Music Ltda. (Brasil), Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 73145865322
1.18 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Hits of the 80s Various Artists Universal Music AB (not for release label use! Swedish subsidiary of Universal Music Group) 584528-2
3.3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 Media Markt Collection: The 80s, Volume 2 Various Artists Warner Special Marketing 0927 41740-2
1.7 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:10 Shout Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 548 488-2
1.1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:13 Monster '80s, Volume 2 Various Artists Razor & Tie 7930189047-2
1.4 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:11 Sounds of the Eighties: Classic '80s Various Artists Sony Music Custom Marketing Group, Time-Life Music A 55694, M18853
1.6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:06 Only Fools and Horses: The Album Various Artists
2.8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Club Tropicana Various Artists Sony Music TV STVCD145
1.6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:07 Don't Stop the 80's, Volume 2 Various Artists Warner Strategic Marketing Germany (subsidiary of Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH) 0927-48056-2
1.14 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 One Shot Presents 80!! Various Artists Universal (plain logo: "Universal") 069 169-2
1.9 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:14 Sedated in the Eighties - No.6 Various Artists The Right Stuff (reissues; once EMI, now UMG) 72435-37280-2-1
2.6 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 FriendsReunited.co.uk: 42 Classroom Classics From the 80s Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 069.634-2, 069 635-2, 069 636-2
Promotion
1.13 Everybody Wants to Rule the World ?:?? Classic Tears for Fears Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 548319-2
Bootleg
1.11 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:12 Real Genius Various Artists
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2.13 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Lost and Found: 1979-1987 Various Artists
1.13 Everybody Wants to Rule the World 4:09 Rock & Road Various Artists Universal Music Projets Spéciaux

Relationships

bass guitar: Curt Smith
drums: Manny Elias
guitar: Neil Taylor (guitarist)
keyboard: Ian Stanley
engineer: David Bascombe
lead vocals: Roland Orzabal
mixer: Steven Wilson (founder of Porcupine Tree)
producer: Chris Hughes (Producer. aka Merrick)
solo guitar: Neil Taylor (guitarist)
phonographic copyright by: Mercury Records Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2014)
recording of: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

writer: Christopher Merrick Hughes (Producer. aka Merrick)
Roland Orzabal
Ian Stanley
publisher: Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.