Top 10 Songs From The Police

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21 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.

22 Contact

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

23 Born in the 50's

No. No. Awful, and painful to listen to...unless you want to hear historical references

24 Truth Hits Everybody

Damn me that this is at 26, this is a good song. One of the best in Outlandos. Actually sounding more like grunge to me, really. Love the middle section with the alternating chords. Reminds me of Silver Rocket by Sonic Youth (actually it's more the other way around) as well as early Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl I am sure respects this kind of stuff). Great drive. Great riffs by Andy. Only thing is the backing 'whoohoh' which sounds a bit stupid. Apart from that vocals are great.

Because it's so... So... True!

25 Walking in Your Footsteps

Deserves to be in the top 10 at least! Love the soothing music. Such creative lyrics!

26 The Bed's Too Big Without You

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

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27 Miss Gradenko

Another puzzler as this is song has excellent drumming, a great groove, and one of the most effective guitar solos by Andy after Bombs Away. One of the hidden gems of Synchronicity just before the deceiving hit that they named Synchronicity II.

57th? You gotta be kidding.
We were at a policy meeting, they were planning new ways of cheating!

28 I Burn for You

A forgotten one from "Brimstone and treacle" OST. Excellent Sting writing and band alchemy: Andy's guitar synths and textures, Stewart's African rythms, Sting's electric double-bass and haunting voice. The Police at its very best.

29 Tea in the Sahara

This is a shameful placement for one of the greatest songs these guys ever did.

My favorite police song

Amazing song

30 Reggatta de Blanc

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!

31 The Other Way of Stopping

Worth listening for the drumming and change of patterns

32 Mother

Another gimmick it s not so much a song as an interlude but it's got a great Eastern groove... For a while

My favourite song from the Police


33 Hole in My Life

This is a decent ballad and very easy to listen to with a laid back reggae groove. It might be a bit long and monotonous but it is still a solid song. Again,36? seriously?

34 Be My Girl - Sally
35 On Any Other Day

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.

36 Does Everyone Stare

The worse Regatta de Blanc song. Just not a song that works for me. Too meaningless and out of place.

37 When the World is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around

Reminds me about my high school days! Superb!

38 Voices Inside My Head

A kind of second attempt at an instrumental this one could have been better than Regatta de Blanc until it loses steam and goes nowhere after the Tchas Tchas Tchas. Clearly, this one where they had the idea for something that could have been incredible if they had given more thought. Unfortunately they did not follow through with it so it remains half a song.

39 Bombs Away

This is one of my favorite Zenyatta Mondatta moments. Such a catchy song with clever lyrics, awesome drums, roller coaster vocals, and hands down the best guitar work you ll hear by Andy Summers. Gives you the feeling of running in a hot desert while being shot at by rebels. Almost a movie theme. A wild ride.

40 Man in a Suitcase

Zenyatta Mondatta had some very middle of the road material. This song is one of them but it's more digestible than canary in a coal mine and because of its short length it's not the worst offender.

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