Best of The Police and Sting

This video playlist features all of the most popular tracks by both The Police and lead singer Sting's solo hits from the late 70s, 80s and 90s.


English rock trio, The Police, originally formed in 1977, and what a quality act they were! The trio consisted of Sting (real name Gordon Sumner), who played bass guitar and sang lead vocals, Andy Summers on guitar and vocals, and Stewart Copeland on drums/percussion and vocals.

The band became popular World-wide in the late 1970s and are regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to have achieved mainstream success.

Their biggest-selling album from 1983, Synchronicity, was number one in the UK and the US and sold over 8,000,000 copies in the US. It also went 8x Platinum.

The band broke up in 1984, but reunited again in early 2007 for a one-off World Tour lasting until August 2008, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single "Roxanne".

The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and became the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour.


Albums

Release date (UK) Album UK albums US albums US Certifications
(sales threshold)
November 1978 Outlandos d'Amour #6 #23 Platinum
October 1979 Reggatta de Blanc #1 #25 Platinum
October 1980 Zenyattà Mondatta #1 #5 2× Platinum
October 1981 Ghost in the Machine #1 #2 3× Platinum
June 1983 Synchronicity #1 #1 8× Platinum

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

Released on 5th December 1980, the title of this single gave 80s Disc Jockey's nightmares! It was the second single from the album Zenyatta Mondatta and reached No.5 in the UK, making it their seventh consecutive top ten hit. The song also reached No.10 on the Billboard Top 100 in the United States.

The British version contained the B-side track "A Sermon", whilst in the U.S. the B-side was entitled "Friends".

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1981)

Taken from their fourth studio album Ghost In The Machine, this catchy single topped the charts in the UK during November 1981, and It reached number three in the U.S.

Although released in 1981, Sting had actually written this song as early as 1976, though some of the lyrics were said to have been altered in the released version. The B-side was a track called Flexible Strategies on the British 7" vinyl.

The song has since been covered by numerous artists including The Shadows on their 1990 album Reflection, and Torchwood star John Barrowman for his 2007 album Another Side, to name but a few. It's definitely one of the most memorable songs from The Police, and a great piece of songwriting from Sting.

 

The Police - Greatest Hits