So, we’re into my top 5 songs of all time.

Released in 1983 Every Breath You Take has become a staple at weddings, funerals and family gatherings. It’s easy to forget that this isn’t a love song, it’s essentially a song about stalking, but in Sting’s hands it transcends that and becomes whatever you want it to be.

The Police, mainly Sting, wrote some absolute classic hits. Their albums were patchy and often too filled with ‘fillers’ but when it came to writing hit songs they nailed it virtually every time.

Every Breath You Take was revolutionary at it’s release. Moody, deceptively simple and most of all incessant it has rightly become a classic, it’s style copied by thousands of bands including greats like U2 and Coldplay. So much so that it’s hard to remember just how novel it was.

The song drives along with the usual exceptional musicianship from Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. It’s repetitive and insistent. It’s so good you just want to play it again. And again.




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