Top 10 Songs From The Police

The Top Ten

1 Every Breath You Take

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. - michaelhughes

The love for this song is based on a huge misconception... most of the people think this is a sweety love song, however this song is about a pervert who's after you every time... - somekindofaguy

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2 Message in a Bottle

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 - MaNnY555

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!

best

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3 Roxanne

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 - fidelcanojr

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.

This song was more of a revelation than anything else they did. And that's saying a lot.

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4 Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

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

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

A pretty but somewhat inoffensive song that kind of borders on Muzak for me, but luckily it is redeemed redeemed by one of the most terrific song endings. Still. Too poppy. For me. Ghost remains the most difficult listen.

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5 Don't Stand So Close to Me

Dude, this is one of the best songs EVER!

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

I really enjoyed this song. Should make the top 3. - Beatlesboy9

Jailbait at its Best!

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6 So Lonely

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

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

This song should be rated higher - UsernameHere

Not bad but a bit repetitive in the end and also Sting can be a bit annoying sounding like an angry 4 year old in the impro section. No woman no cry...anyone?

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7 King of Pain

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!

One of the best songs of all time.

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8 Can't Stand Losing You

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.

Great song

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9 Walking on the Moon

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'

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

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

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10 Do Do Do Do, de Da de Da

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 - mneilan

No no you are wrong this is the song number 1
You can heare the guitar is awesome

The Contenders

11 Wrapped Around Your Finger

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?

Should be higher.

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12 Synchronicity 2

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.

For me, Synchronicity 1 is way better.

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13 Invisible Sun

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.

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

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

Absolutly amazingĀ”

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14 Bring on the Night

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

15 Next to You

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

16 Canary in a Coalmine

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

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.

17 Driven to Tears

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

18 Peanuts

100% Agree!
Extremely catchy, but unfortunately underrated, song!
Definitely deserves to be top 10

Brilliant bass-line drives the song. The Police really delivered with this timeless masterpiece. PEANUTTS!

Love this song. Very punky. Very garage. Very meaningful in terms of its lyrics as well. what is that a flute, Oboe, recorder?! But it certainly gives you the impression of taking the piss out of something so it's fitting for the song. I wonder, just wonder if Nirvana could have inspired themselves from the lyrics of the song cause in verse 2 lyrics sound very grungy. A highlight moment in Outlandos and by the way...

I do NOT want to hear about the drugs you are taking
I do NOT want to hear about the love you re making

Dammit if Pearl Jam should make a cover of this song it would sound fn awesome.

19 Spirits in the Material World

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 - pauljoelticlavilcagutierrez

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

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20 Synchronicity I

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

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

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1. Every Breath You Take
2. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
3. Message in a Bottle
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1. Message in a Bottle
2. King of Pain
3. Every Breath You Take
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1. Roxanne
2. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
3. Message in a Bottle
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