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Welcome to our list of the Top 25 Mad World Covers. This song was originally made popular by the English Pop Rock band called “Tears for Fears”.

Tears For Fears

Let’s begin by our journey watching the original “Mad World” by “Tears for Fears”. This the third single of the band released in the year of 1982. This song has been covered by a lot of artists, like the version sang by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the 2001 film entitled “Donnie Darko”.

“Mad World” Lyrics

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very
Mad world

Mad world covers

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very
Mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you ’cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very
Mad world
Mad world, Enlarging your world
Mad world

Top 25 Mad World Covers

Gary Jules

What best way to start this Top 25 Mad World Covers than to watch the most famous cover of this song. This cover was in the Sound Track of the 2001 American science fiction psychological thriller “Donnie Darko”. A film about a troubled teenager who was led by a mysterious voice and sleepwalks to later find out that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. Interesting huh? Well, this most notable cover became the UK Christmas Number One single of 2003.

Jasmine Thompson

Watch this English singer and songwriter, Jasmine Thompson who began her Youtube career at the age of ten. She just started filming herself singing and the rest was history. She is one unbelievably awesome artist who sings with so much passion and has a mesmerizing angelic voice!

Janet Devlin

Another awesome Female artist who made it in this Top 25 list Mad World Covers is Janet Devlin’s cover of Mad World. She has that beautiful textured voice that simply makes all her covers so beautiful and entertaining to listen to. Watch this wonderful cover all the way through!

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Chase Eagleson

Watch Chase Eagleson in this wonderful acoustic cover of “Mad World”. His calming voice combined with his beautiful guitar arrangement is just over the top! The mood, the background, the feel of this song will really make you want to listen to him more! Check out this cover and see why it made it to our Top 25 list!

Top 25 Mad World Covers

Holly Henry

This is one cover you would surely admire! Holly Henry is a 26 year old (as of this post) American singer and song writer who has over 800,000 subscribers in her Youtube Channel. She has that nice tone and chill vibe going while playing her piano. Watch her in this amazing rendition of a Tears for Fears classic!

Adam Lambert

This is an outstanding performance of Adam Lambert at The American Idol. How cool is it that he performed this song back in 2009 then sang the same song, on the same stage 7 years later, after finishing as a runner up in The American Idol Season 8! Adam Lambert has definitely gone a long way since then selling over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

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The Inversions – A Cappella

Check out this awesome music video of Cedarville University’s “The Inversions” performing Tears For Fear’s “Mad World”. A very artistic arrangement and amazing vocals. They all have beautiful and chilling voices that’s undeniably good! Be sure to watch this amazing A Cappella cover and you will surely love it!

Puddles Pity Party Feat. Haley Reinhart

This cover by Puddles Pity Party Feat. Haley Reinhart is absolutely brilliant! Two great artists in one amazing song. How good can that get? Combined with talents who are both blessed with the gift of music! Incredible vocal blends with a perfect musical arrangement! Is it still a surprised this cover made it to this list?

Top 25 Mad World Covers

Rob Falsini with an amazing cover of ‘Mad World’ by Tears for Fears

Rob Falsini did a great job with his acoustic guitar and awesome vocals in this cover of this Classic Tears for Fears song. Great musicianship and awesome performance! A music cover worth watching til the end!

Top 25 Mad World Covers

Cody Frost

Cody Frost will give you the chills (in a good way) in this wonderful cover of “Mad World”. She sang this song during one of her performances in The Voice UK. She has a powerful voice and unique style that really makes her stand out!

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Peter Hollens

Peter Hollens took this cover to another level by making the video unique yet as emotional as the original song! He had this dramatic effect and unique tune without taking the original touch of the song! How cool is that? This guy is definitely a talented man worth watching! Therefore, be sure to watch this wonderful cover song video all the way through!

Violet Orlandi

Watch this incredible cover by Violet Orlandi. A creative arrangement and an acoustic masterpiece! Her voice totally shines while she strums her guitar perfectly. Another cover totally worth watching until the very last second. She is just one outstanding musician!

Imagine Dragons

Watch this live session of Imagine Dragons singing “Mad World”. How else can you describe this amazing band? They are just undeniably awesome with their incredible music arrangements and over the top musicianship and vocals!

Jadyn Rylee

Watch how this young lady sang this classic and made it her own. It’s just totally cool seeing children engage themselves to music at a very young age and watch them become the rock stars they were born to be. Better watch out cause Jadyn Rylee is on her way to stardom!

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Melissa Sharona

Melissa Sharona as she sings like an angel in this wonderful cover. Her voice was absolutely the highlight of the video and how she can relax anyone listening to her! It’s like there is so much emotions behind her calming tone. This is a beautiful cover that you should totally see!

Top 25 Mad World Covers

Aiden Grimshaw

This was an outstanding performance by Aiden Grimshaw at the X Factor Live. His emotional input was just unbelievable and vocals were just over the top! Some say this was a memorable performance for most of his fans. Want to find out what this is about? Go and click now!

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The Followthrough

Another awesome cover of this song is by this the band called “The Followthrough” a beautiful acoustic cover that has an amazing guitar arrangement and over the top vocals! This cover by The Followthrough is absolutely incredible. Therefore, be sure to stick around and watch all the way through!

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle gives us an absolutely beautiful rendition of this song with her God given talent. She has such a calming and soothing voice that anyone would be so happy to hear. The voice of this lady is just unbelievably good!

Brooklyn Duo

Watch musical tandem of Brooklyn Duo! Two incredible musicians with mad talents in their respective instruments! Such an undeniably beautiful musical arrangement. I can listen and relax to this the whole day! Therefore, check them out now!

James Gillespie

James Gillespie knows how to bring back the significant message of this song with his expressive voice and perfect tune! He is just one amazing musician and anyone listening to him will really want more!

David Owens

Watch David Owens in this beautiful busking Piano performance of this Tears for Fears Classic. People really stopped and listened to this masterpiece as he sings and plays the piano smoothly. He serenaded this crowd in Dublin with his unbelievable talents!

Melodicka Bros

Who would’ve ever thought this song can sound this good in Rock? Well, Melodicka Bros took this song to another dimension by rocking it with their awesome musical arrangement and vocals! This is another great rendition you should not miss!

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Top 25 Mad World Covers


Watch Eurielle as she beautifully plays the piano while singing Mad World. She is just so graceful with her piano and has that classic sound that matches this beautiful song! See how she nailed this piano cover and be mesmerized by her sound.


It is definitely not a surprise these duo made it to our list of Top 25 covers for this Classic. They have that cool and original sound that’s just admirable and awesome musical arrangement in this great cover! Therefore, watch this amazing duo and see what they’ve got!

Click now and watch this wonderful Mad World cover by Saya Noe. Listen her hauntingly beautiful voice on this great song by Tears For Fears. She’s simply amazing and absolutely talented! Be sure to watch all the way!

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Taylor John Williams

What better way to end this list than to add a Top notch performance of this great song! Watch Taylor John Williams at The Voice Season 7 as he sings this rendition like no other! Such beautiful and outstanding voice is just so hard not to admire. Get mesmerized by this guy’s unbelievable performance of “Mad World”!

That concludes our journey through the Top 25 “Mad World” Cover Songs ever. Do you have a favorite? Is there a cover song that we missed and you think should be included in our list? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Mad World Covers Playlist

Mad World Covers Playlist



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