Personalities | Gary Jules | One-Hit Wonders | Rock
‘Mad World’, 2003
Gary Jules had recorded as a solo artist since 1998, but in 2001 he collaborated with Michael Andrews to cover Tears For Fears’ ‘Mad World’. The sombre remake was featured in 2003’s hit film Donnie Darko, and the appeal of the film, coupled with the song’s popularity and Jules’ strange choice of cover, made ‘Mad World’ 2003’s UK Christmas No. 1 single. Never quite hitting a nerve the same way since, Jules continues to record as a solo artist.
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