Best Sting Songs

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, he was lead singer and bassist of The Police.

The Top Ten

1 Desert Rose

Nice song, it has a real good feeling to it. Listening to it makes me feel all tingly inside

Amazing oriental mix with a vivacious western voice... Desert Rose is one of the most Epic/for all generations song, that will stay through history as one of the finest.

the best

His most beautiful song - interestingly, fearing a video would not get airplay they decided to make it a car commercial.

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2 Fields of Gold

The fact that Desert Rose is voted as the number 1 song here clearly means that most voters haven't heard much else

If someone asked me what my favourite song is I would answer Fields of Gold as soon as he or she finished asking the question

Best song ever! Beautiful melody

Beautiful song with an equally beautiful melody.

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3 Shape of My Heart

Its beauty is beyond words... Never tire listening to this song... The most played song on my ipod. )).. Simply has to be number 1

Best Arpeggios

Included on the "Leon"(1994) blockbuster - MatrixGuy

One of my personal favorites overall. Excellent song! Could hear it all day long, never get tired of it.

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4 Englishman in New York

Magical and brave. I absolutely love it. However, I would have voted for the haunting, stalkerish Every Breath You Take - one of the most sinister pop songs ever written - but presumably it's not there as he wrote it as part of The Police.

I’m an alien i’m a legal alien! - Userguy44

The song that always make me feel better after hear that.

Genius, sting! That's all.

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5 Fortress Around Your Heart

Trying to take down a womans wall around her heart...may he indeed build a bridge to her heart again

/a wonderful song which isn't often heard. I especially liked the video of it!

Always loved the slow progression and climax of this song...dramatic

Yummy yummy man great song!

6 Moon over Bourbon Street

I was lucky enough to hear him sing this for the very first time for an audience at The Ritz in NYC.. As a huge fan of Sting & Anne Rice, this song gave my chills.

7 Children's Crusade

"Children's Crusade" has a way of putting me in a philosophical mood. Sting begins the song singing about those who lost their lives during World War One. Each verse reflects upon different periods in recent history in which many young people have unfortunately died. "Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade, all of those young lives betrayed..."
The songs ends with a comment about the tragedy at the time of this song's release; AIDS.
It is scary to think about how many people in their prime are no longer with us due to this horrible disease. I always get the chills listening to this song, and I believe it is truly a masterpiece. It is certainly the second best song off of "Dream of the Blue Turtles" (the best being "Russians."

8 Russians

Haunting and whole. Great piece-

Terrific sting awesome voice

Dark and wonderful!


9 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

It is poppy and very sexy for the 80's

10 We Work the Black Seam

Simply beautiful and peaceful Song! It reminds me of documentaries about people in poor countries working their hands off to get through life. Also in rich European Countries People fear to lose their Jobs. Pretty messed up to be dependent to money.

The Contenders

11 Fragile

Fantastic Guitar Sound, this songs make feel to be in the Heart of the nature, I would like when Sting would perform this Song with Alicia Keys

Simply the best Song he has ever written, haunting and beautiful.

A very powerful song

I always listening this evferytime get bad mood and miracely all anger gone...

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12 Love is the Seventh Wave
13 We'll Be Together

Love the back up singers in this song...beautifully done totally makes the song better

14 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

This is the best song in his entire career, both solo AND with the police

Here "you" may refer to anyone ranging from god, mother, father to your lover
Anyone you believe in & don't wanna lose faith in, all beautifully accompanying with equally lovely music... !

This song is excellent and deserves a spot in the top 5.

15 Brand New Day

Love this song

A brilliant, jazzy, uplifting ode to having hope. Definitely my favorite Sting song! If you're having trouble getting through a tough day, or even just getting out of bed, this song will put a spring in your step.

Such an uplifting and poetic song!

16 All This Time

It's jazz, it's pop, it's soulful and it has great lyrics: what's not to like?

17 Seven Days

One of my favorites, should get up to the top 10. - lordlouis

Seriously? Guys! Please listen to his songs before voting!

I love the song it is the best thing ever

18 Love is Stronger Than Justice
19 A Thousand Years

In my opinion it's one of the best songs of sting. This song have a magical atmosphere, it's so amazing song because of excellent music, nice voice, fantastic lyrics...

I have listened to this song 1,000 times at least and can listen 1,000 more!

Oh what lyrics, what melody, what voice. This can't be a song it is a magic spell.

Divine song, my favourite sting song

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20 It's Probably Me
21 I Hung My Head

Strong, pensive lyrics that are sung with power when needed. Fun time signature and repeating themes.

22 They Dance Alone
23 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
24 When We Dance

A man painfully begging a woman to be his through a song woven with choices she will have to make...heart wrenching

Such an emotional song...

If he loved you
Like I love you
I would walk away in shame
I'd move town
I'd change my name

These lyrics are amazing

25 Mad About You

This Is his best! How can be here?

That's one of the best! So passionate like the true love is.. - AlexaVi

26 Until...

Such a beautiful waltz about meeting the true love. I adore it! - AlexaVi

27 My One and Only Love
28 Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)
29 Why Should I Cry for You?

Sting wrote this about his father. Mystical sound. Love this and "I'm so happy that I can't stop crying". His best 2 songs. I also like the little known "This Cowboy Song". Great song. Nobody is like Sting, totally unique.

30 After the Rain Has Fallen

One of the cathciest choruses I've ever heard... the harmony is amazing!

Word poetry made into an uplifting song

What a catchy tune about new beginings

This song has such a catchy chours.

31 Hounds of Winter
32 My Funny Friend and Me

Soundtrack to my favorite animated film. Such great lyrics and meaning! - AlexaVi

A very underrated song

33 The Book of My Life
34 Moonlight
35 Demolition Man
36 Taking the Inside Rail
37 All for Love
38 Another Day

It talks about poverty and all the problems in the world, and days keep going by with nothing changing, truly brilliant lyrics and it should be a lot more famous than it actually is. I was on the Bring On The Night live album but the recording did not make it on an album. totally underestimated brilliance. Not to mention the amazing Blue Turtles Band behind him.

39 Walking On the Moon

You can't neglect this song! Can't believe this one is not even mentioned.

40 Be Still My Beating Heart

Good rhythym to this song

41 Ghost Story
42 She Belongs to Me
43 Shadows in the Rain
44 Consider Me Gone
45 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
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45 listings
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Moon over Bourbon Street
2. Englishman in New York
3. Children's Crusade
1. Fortress Around Your Heart
2. Children's Crusade
3. Moon over Bourbon Street
1. Seven Days
2. Desert Rose
3. All This Time

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