“Head over Heels” is a song by the British New Wave band Tears for Fears. It was the band’s tenth single release in the United Kingdom (the fourth taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and eighth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at nº12 in July 1985. In the USA, it was the third single from the album and continued the band’s run of hits there, peaking at nº3 on the Billboard Hot 100. A limited edition four-leaf clover shaped picture disc was issued for the single’s release in the UK.
“Head over Heels” had been developed nearly two years prior as part of a segue with the song “Broken”, which was previously a stand alone B-side to the 1983 “Pale Shelter” single. As the two songs share the same piano/synth motif, “Head over Heels” eventually came to be sandwiched in between two bookend parts of “Broken” in live performances. This placement carried over to the final track listing of the Big Chair LP, with a studio recording of “Broken” preceding “Head Over Heels” and a live reprise of “Broken” following it.
The song features Roland Orzabal on lead vocals.
Album : Songs From the Big Chair.
Released : 25 February 1985.
Label : Phonogram Records (UK)
Mercury Records (U.S.).
Producer : Chris Hughes.
Genre (s) : New Wave, Pop Rock.