Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Songs This Week: "Mad World", Beyonce & Celine Dion

We've got an all-star lineup for our new MIDI song release this week. Along with Celine Dion's classic "The Power of Love" and Beyonce's 2008 hit, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" we're also releasing both versions of the ever popular "Mad World".

"Mad World" was originally written and recorded in 1982 by the British band Tears for Fears. It was released as a single and on the band's debut record The Hurting, and though it failed to chart in the US, it went as high as #3 on the UK singles charts. The song became more widely popular when a slower more acoustic cover version by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews appeared on the soundtrack to the 2001 film Donnie Darko. This version was #1 on the UK singles charts during Christmas 2003, and it has since been prominently performed by 2009's American Idol runner up, Adam Lambert - adding to it's popularity in the US.

Now, for the first time, you can have both the original Tears for Fears version and the Gary Jules cover version on your keyboard!

Click here for a full list of new releases, available now on Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.


Mad World - Tears for Fears

Mad World - Gary Jules/Michael Andrews

Send One Your Love - Stevie Wonder

Vehicle - The Ides of March

Single Ladies [Put a Ring on It] - Beyonce

I'm Outta Love - Anastacia

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

The Power of Love - Celine Dion