Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mad World

In 2003, composer Michael Andrews and singer Gary Jules found their piano-driven cover of the Tears for Fears' hit "Mad World", featured in the film as part of the end sequence, at the top of the UK music charts. The original score was composed by composer, Roland Orzabal, from the 80's band "Tears for Fears".

A slightly remixed part of the song was used in the David Fincher directed TV commercial for the 2006 Xbox 360 game Gears of War. The advertisement brought the song an increased level of popularity, propelling it to number one in downloads at the iTunes music store in late 2006. This song has also had a strong presence in Internet culture, as it has been used countless times for fan videos and trailers. The song was also used at the end of an episode of CSI, at the end of an episode of Jericho, and in Smallville.

Sheet Music
Midi File


The Gary Jules clip:


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the sheet music presented here makes no mention of the actual composer, Roland Orzabal, from the 80's band "Tears for Fears".


Not trying to get picky – it's just that he should be acknowledged for having written one of the iconic songs of our time (and, imho, of all time)!!

Anonymous said...

From the same "anonymous": a bit more for "Mad World" aficionados –

The original clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZRib_aAQFQ
The Gary Jules clip – brilliant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4

[T] said...

Please excuse me for my lack of knowledge about this music, I could've done better. Much respect for you to point this out for me. Thank you and the changes you requested have been made accordingly. I hope you are satisfied with my revisions.

Anonymous said...

great site!! thanks for all sheet music!! :)))