Top 10 The Police Songs

The Top Ten

1 Every Breath You Take Every Breath You Take Cover Art

I convinced my gf a lot of time by saying some lines from this song. this song saved my life many times. great stuff

What kind of girl would go for the kind of guy who sings this song? - PetSounds

It's obvious in my opinion... #1

Great list! I really had to struggle with this one believe it or not.

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Love the song..

2 Message in a Bottle Message in a Bottle Cover Art

I'm not a "The Police" fan, but this song is very, very good. And I'm not talking about lyrics (But lyrics are good, too). It's music. It's great. I heard this song in the "Guitar Hero", a game on PSP. Also, one of my favourite movies is "Castaway". I think you know what I'm talking about.

my favourite police song, it's so awesome

This is a no brainer for me as this is my favourite song of all time, from the very first time I heard it on the radio as a teenager catchy with deep lyrics. LOVE CAN MEND YOUR LIFE BUT LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART!

Such a good band. For me it was a toss between this regatta de blanc and bring on the night. Also voices. Damn!

3 Roxanne Roxanne Cover Art

The only song by the Police that I actually recognize. It's got a good hook, but the meaning is a little shady, since Roxanne is a prostitute. (Why do I like two songs about prostitution? I find the idea appalling, yet I love this and Bon Jovi "Runaway". Weird)
Edit: I DO recognize Every Breath You Take

I think that "Every Breath You Take" is number one, but I am voting for "Roxanne" because it has to be higher than this! It is such a The Police type of song. When you think of The Police, you think of "Roxanne. "

Such a wonderful song, full of soul in it, way better than every little thing she does is magic... Should be number 2 next to every breath you take

Ahh! There are so many awesome really good ones but it has to be Roxanne and it's their most famous song. I do like Every Breath You Take but it cannot match the awesomeness of this song.

4 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic Every Little Thing She Does is Magic Cover Art

This is the one. Everybody in their live has one... The song that helps bring you from adolescence to adulthood. The song, that when you hear the first note or two, or in this case Copeland's symbol rhythm, you are going' back to a time that was truly "Magic. First heard it when I was 19... I am now in my 50's and it still has the same effect.

One of the few songs around which can mix cheerful tunes with some meaningful lyrics... The end part of the song is just awesome but come to think about it the whole song is fantastic

Best written of the Police songs...

This is one of these songs that perfectly explains your situation and the music is so awesome

5 Don't Stand So Close to Me Don't Stand So Close to Me Cover Art

Dude, this is one of the best songs EVER!

From the haunting bass chords at the beginning to the lyrics about jailbait, this song is the best from the Police (and rightfully so)!

Great lyrics, good song, definitely better than Roxanne and Every little thing

This song is literally the Police entering the era of the 80s with style

6 King of Pain King of Pain Cover Art

Extremely good song by a great band! In my opinion this is the police at their best. Amazing, dynamic, and relatable song. "That's my soul up there" love!

This is one of best songs from The Police, love the lyrics and the melody. Great song!

Personal favourite. Unbelievably catchy. The Police are excellent!

I have nothing else to say that this is a great song

7 So Lonely So Lonely Cover Art

This is the song you'd probably hear in Jamaica or Mauritius or Goa... Its like those beach-side songs...
I love this song cause I was brought up in a coastal region and so this song naturally becomes your #1! Do listen to it once...
And try not to mind the lead singers pitch :P

Stings high pitched voice was just part of The Police.

This song should be rated higher

This one is good but Sting's pitch kind of deteriorates it.

8 Walking on the Moon Walking on the Moon Cover Art

Stellar piece of Reggae pop combining a simple but clever bass line with delicious wails, a catchy chorus, top notch multi dimensional drumming, wonderful guitar textures, and a subliminal imagery of lightness. This is what I call a musical masterpiece guys. 9 does not do this song justice. Try at least 3 please.

It's so smooth, makes you relax, the soft notes goes with the beat and makes everything more quiet: 'i'm wishing my days away'

This is easily their best song. Every breath you take sounded more like Sting on his own as his solo career was moments away. Walking on the moon sounded like a group song. A masterpiece in guitar

By far their best song. So quiet. It makes me feel like I really was on the moon. Stewart Copeland is just incredible!

9 Can't Stand Losing You Can't Stand Losing You Cover Art

One of their best songs for sure, it must be in the top 3. And for those who don't now Sting wrote it in just 5 minutes!

And your brother's gonna kill me and he's six feet ten.

The lyrics are so accurate, you can tell that it's a great song, probably one of the greatest one ever written at least on "that" topic.

I've been obsessed with this song for the longest time, with good reason too.

10 Synchronicity 2 Synchronicity 2 Cover Art

The bass riff is amazing through the entire song, the words are following a man who's slowly losing his sanity with his job and his family. Great stuff

Why is this song down below at 19? This song is gold!

It pretty much sums up life as it is in the 80's, and really, it's probably the best song of the 80's

An interestingly bright and driven song about mental hysteria and breakdown. The guitar is excellent, the drumming is fierce, and the vocals are forceful. Perhaps not the best song from Synchronicity, but very good nonetheless.

One of my favorites, this is such a fun and driving song from The Police with a surprisingly dark message about the monotony of everyday life. Should be higher.

The Contenders

11 Wrapped Around Your Finger Wrapped Around Your Finger Cover Art

One of The Police's most underrated songs but it takes their signature sound and adds a slight haunting feeling to it to make it one of their best. Definitely think this one should be higher.

This is a great spiteful song that has just the amount of turn-the-tables to be a great song. I was trapped in a personal problem for a while, and this song really helped and listening to it was a positive coping mechanism.

How is this not higher? At least Top 3?

Deserves a better position.

12 Invisible Sun Invisible Sun Cover Art

This is my favourite Police Song by far, probably the only person in the world who thinks it, moody, atmospheric. I just love the synth line, the tom-tom, guitar all sound fantastic. Great video too. Quite eerie though, not surprising the subject matter, but that aside will always be favourite, you can keep your Every Breath You Take laugh out loud.

Love the haunting sound of this song. Really invokes lots of emotion with this one. Should totally be higher!

Reminds me of the Beatles' "Rain". Thick, dense music that successfully colors the lyrics.

Such a good song the opening start to this song is really good. the video for this song was banned by the BBC (UK) becuase the video was about the troubles

13 Do Do Do Do, de Da de Da Do Do Do Do, de Da de Da Cover Art

As silly as this song may sound it's got a great guitar drive and distinctive plucking which bands like Roxy Music probably later inspired themselves on in Avalon. A good 80s nostalgia classic.

Great Song Love This One

Good song, love the guitar.

Very catchy.

14 Murder by Numbers Murder by Numbers Cover Art

Awesome song

@ rick beato

15 Driven to Tears Driven to Tears Cover Art

A good song, lacking perhaps some structure but still manages to do a good job because of its melody and the highly talented Andy and Stuart on guitar and drums who can make the song engaging.

This is the song that got me into Stewart Copeland. If you are a drummer listen to this song. Literally perfect drumming. Message in a Bottle and Reggatta de Blanc are good drumming songs too

Awesome songe, all instruments are amazing, so underrated

16 Synchronicity I Synchronicity I Cover Art

Why is this at 15? This deserves to be at least at rank 5!

My favorite police song by far.

Super cool song.

Obviously I don't see this song the same way as anyone else: urgent, propelling, clever, mathematical, complex, perfectly paced, and elevating as it reaches out, and by the way this is actually a synthesis on Jung. Most of all every one is perfect here. Marimbas go wild and pound like juggernauts, drums are explosive, guitars ring to the ether, harmonised voices reach to infinity. Ever heard an album opener manage to do rock and give you a lecture at the same time...and make science sound so alive and fascinating?
Synchronicity
Synchronicity
Synchronicity

Way way way better than part II.
In your face live playing.

It's an absolute disgrace that it s so low. Bloody hell.

17 Next to You Next to You Cover Art

More hype than any rap song

One of my favorites on Outlandos this is the punkiest Police song with a great energy, great riff and an uncompromising Sting.

Wow... this doesn’t really sound like their other songs.

18 Spirits in the Material World Spirits in the Material World Cover Art

With an instant synth hook, the catchiest song of Ghost remains the most brilliant song Police has ever made. Who would have thought guitar could have been replaced with synths to create an even better reggae sound, this time with a sophisticated neo classical feel. The instrumental section is gorgeous and eloquent. Lyrics are quite intellectual as well so all this makes it a very worthwhile piece to listen to. Why this is at 24 beats me though. Maybe it's too subdued for some. Acquired taste perhaps but anyone who knows music will feast on this gem.

How is this not higher?! For sure should be in the top 10!

Great song! Best ever created for Police

LAST?!?! That just doesn't make sense. Easily one of the Police's top 15.

19 Bring on the Night Bring on the Night Cover Art

way too low in the list. the atmospheric reggae rock mood portrayed in this song is like no other.

Very pretty but somewhat unsettling piece with amazing serenade like playing by Mr Summers. Romantic melancholy.

Addictive

20 No Time This Time No Time This Time Cover Art

Fantastic song from one of the greatest B-side albums ever.

21 The Bed's Too Big Without You The Bed's Too Big Without You Cover Art

While Stjng s pompous a la Jamaica West Indies accent does give a pompous impression of an educated White Man trying to sound cool, this is a very good attempt at experimenting with reggae and we essentially have an excellent piece with sparse instrumentation, exotic groove, timed and precise syncopation and a super sexy feel. It' s a delicate dark horse and definitely a winner.

What is this doing down here? Probably my favorite Police song ever (especially the mono version). The guitar rhythms are so cool and distorted with a haunting yet upbeat instrumental to fit the song. Again, definitely should be higher.

Great reggae song... Great sentiment... I've quoted it a couple of times, sometimes sincerely.

Subtle, supple and soothing mutant reggae that grooves on a killer Sting bass riff

22 Reggatta de Blanc Reggatta de Blanc Cover Art

Now this is plain insult. Any lover of the police has got to listen to this at least once in a life time. In fact anyone should listen to this at least once in a lifetime. This is such a classic Police song. You have just got to listen to it to understand why. It's got everything the Police are good at improvisation, experimentation, jamming. Starts from a reggae dance, becomes an army march protest then a series of calling waves before it takes you over wipes you out and rides you into oblivion like a speed train. And all it was was actually just the middle section of a song rendered live. Subliminal.

Only the Police could do that.

This song is way too good to be this low people. Listen to it. It's incredible. Especially the drums. This song proves better than probably any other song by the police just how instrumentally talented the members of the band were.

One of the most atmospheric songs by this huge band! It's great stuff!

23 On Any Other Day On Any Other Day Cover Art

As much as this is one of the most ridiculous songs you will ever hear for some reason and despite his awful vocals Copeland does a great job at making a fun catchy punk rock piece.

24 Contact Contact Cover Art

I don't get what they were trying to do with the weird sci-fi bass, spooky guitar, and a bit meaningless lyrics. Just having a bit of fun maybe. Nothing wrong with that, because it's a pretty good song overall and its change of pace from darth Vader gloom to fast racing kart makes it catchy and engaging.

I think there s a bit of a side joke by the ever cheeky drummer:

Contact the police

25 Canary in a Coalmine Canary in a Coalmine Cover Art

Love this song, so many great ones by one of the best bands ever!

Absolute rager

This is one of the least interesting songs by the Police. It does have enough to keep it going but it's otherwise a very ordinary song with a standard beat and linear melody. Works in a kind of 'ob la di ob la the' way, you know with a catchy repetitive line. Monotony is not Police's forte.

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