Tears For Fears’ 1985 hit “Head Over Heels” is a love song with a bit of a dark lyrical edge. It was released as the fourth single from the pop duo’s milestone second album, Songs from the Big Chair. According to Songfacts, lead singer Roland Orzabal came up with the idea for the song’s video, which involves him meeting a beautiful girl in a library and growing old with her.
The absurdist music video features a variety of characters goofing around in the library. Many of them are played by the band members but there’s also a chimpanzee wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey. And watch for the tribute to Ghostbusters when Orzabal pulls a card catalog drawer and the cards go flying.
The video for “Head Over Heels” was filmed at the Emmanuel College Library in Toronto, Canada. Thirty years later, in 2015, theology students at the school created their own version, which you can see below. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the budget for a chimpanzee.