THE POLICE (band)
70s And 80s Songs And Videos
English rock trio, The Police, originally formed in 1977, and no one could argue that they were a top quality band. 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
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 where it also achieved 8x Platinum sales.
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.
All of the band's studio albums achieved at least platinum sales in the UK, US and Canada.
Nov 1978 Outlandos d'Amour #6 #23
Oct 1979 Regatta de Blanc #1 #25
Oct 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta #1 #5
Oct 1981 Ghost in the Machine #1 #2
June 1983 Synchronicity #1 #1
Chart positions shown are for the UK and US respectively.
"CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU"
"MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"
"WALKING ON THE MOON"
"DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME"
The US single sleeve
"DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA"
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"
Taken from their fourth studio album Ghost In The Machine, this infectious 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.
"SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD"
"EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE"
"WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER"