People have been finding this post for years because Gary Jules sounds a little like Michael Stipe. R.E.M. does not sing "Mad World." Gary Jules does. And it's a Tears for Fears cover? Those first two sentences are for the good folks finding their way here by searching "REM Mad World." The third sentence is … Continue reading Mad World: R.E.M.? No. Gary Jules? Yes. Tears For Fears? First.