Mad Mad World is the second studio album by Canadian rock singer Tom Cochrane, originally released in 1991. The first single from the album, "Life Is a Highway", became a hit in late 1991, reaching #1 in Canada and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
The album earned Cochrane four Juno Awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. In addition, Cochrane won two SOCAN Awards and an ASCAP Award. Mad Mad World achieved a Diamond sales award in Canada for selling more than 1 million copies in Cochrane's native Canada.
The album also included the hits "No Regrets" (#3 RPM Charts), "Sinking Like a Sunset" (#2 RPM Charts), "Washed Away" (#7 RPM Charts), "Bigger Man" and the title track "Mad Mad World". The album was produced by Joe Hardy and was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and at three different Ontario studios: Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Hungry Hollow Studio in Georgetown and at Cochrane's cabin in Oakville.
Upon the album’s initial releases in the U.S. and Canada, the album featured two different album covers. The original album cover (designed by Ralph Alfonso) was on the initial Canadian release in 1991, while the alternate album cover was on the U.S. release for the album in 1992. The alternate cover is now the main album cover for the album.
In October 2016, Cochrane announced an expanded 25th-anniversary edition of the album would be released October 28. Included in the expanded album would be Love is a Highway, the original version of the album's first single, and a second disc featuring a concert recorded May 14, 1992, on the Mad Mad World Tour in Chicago, IL.
A1 Life Is A Highway
A2 Mad Mad World
A3 No Regrets
B1 Sinking Like A Sunset
B2 Washed Away
B3 Everything Comes Around
C1 The Secret Is To Know When To Stop
C2 Brave And Crazy
C3 Bigger Man
D1 Friendly Advice
D2 Get Back Up
D3 Emotional Truth
D4 All The King's Men