Mad World


"Mad World" is a song originally written by Roland Orzabal and performed by the British band Tears for Fears in 1982. However, it gained significant popularity when Gary Jules recorded a cover version for the soundtrack of the movie Donnie Darko, released in 2001. The melancholic song showcases Jules' haunting vocals and a stripped-down piano melody, creating a somber atmosphere. Notably, the song was a commercial success, topping the charts in the United Kingdom during the Christmas season of 2003. As a trivia, "Mad World" has been covered by various artists over the years, and it is often associated with themes of isolation and disillusionment.