Normally, an aging '80s band covering an au courant act would be a recipe for disaster. But Tears For Fears take on Arcade Fire's "Ready To Start" is good enough to get us, well, shouting from the rooftops. (Or, y'know, the Internet equivalent.)

Tears For Fears singer Roland Orzabal and Arcade Fire's Win Butler both tend to sing to the stadium cheap seats, so the vocal maintains its epic bent. But Tears For Fears stay true to their synthpop roots while adding unexpected (but incredibly welcome) orchestral and drumn'n'bass flourishes to differentiate their version from the indie rock original.

So enjoy, and then check out our gallery of the all-time best cover songs.

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  • “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright

    Originally by Leonard Cohen

  • "I’m Only Sleeping” by The Vines

    Originally by The Beatles

  • “Windmills Of Your Mind” by Dusty Springfield

    Originally by Noel Harrison

  • "Ol' 55" by Eagles

    Originally by Tom Waits

  • "Jersey Girl" by Bruce Springsteen

    Originally by Tom Waits

  • “Got To Get You Into My Life” by Earth, Wind and Fire

    Originally by The Beatles

  • "Ride Like The Wind" by East Side Beat

    Originally by Christopher Cross

  • “Tomorrow’s Just Another Day” by Elvis Costello

    Originally by Madness

  • “Do Ya” by Utopia

    Originally by The Move

  • “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toploader

    Originally by King Harvest

  • “Nothing Compares To You” by Sinéad O'Connor

    Originally by The Family

  • "Little Wing" by Derek and The Dominoes

    Originally by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

  • “Macarthur Park” by Donna Summer

    Originally by Richard Harris

  • “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy

    Originally by Fleetwood Mac

  • "The Only Living Boy In New York" by Everything But The Girl

    Originally by Simon & Garfunkel