“Shout” is a song by the British band Tears for Fears, written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal (with Curt Smith duetting on the chorus). First released in the UK on 23 November 1984, it was the band’s eighth single release (the second taken from their second album Songs from the Big Chair) and sixth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at no. 4 in January 1985. In the USA, it reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 3 August 1985 and remained there for three weeks. “Shout” would become one of the most successful songs of 1985, eventually reaching the Top Ten in 25 countries. “Shout” is regarded as one of the most recognisable songs from the mid-eighties and is also recognised as the group’s signature song.
[Dedicated to Ralf Weber and Carsten Vigh from Berlin-Charlottenburg]