‘Mad World’ was first released 30 years ago, becoming the first chart hit for Tears for Fears. In 2001, composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules produced a haunting stripped-down version of the song for the soundtrack of ‘Donnie Darko’. That version has become even more well-known, hitting #1 in the UK during the holiday season in 2003.
To help bring attention to Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, German boy’s choir Wuppertaler Kurrende not only performed ‘Mad World’, but they demonstrate the tragic fact that every three seconds the world loses a child.
This year many children will not live to see their fifth birthday, due to hunger, malnutrition, dirty water or the absence of vaccines, among many others, which can weaken the immune system so much that avoidable diseases lead to life-threatening danger in children worldwide.
[via Digital Journal]