The Police, one of the first new wave bands to achieve worldwide success, first achieved their popularity during the late '70s and early '80s. In 1983, they joined the wave of British bands invading America with their hugely successful album, Synchronicity. An album containing creative and catchy songs which also often had an intellectual edge and social commentary, Synchronicity was a presence on the album charts throughout 1983.
The highest charting song off of Synchronicity was the very popular "Every Breath You Take," a song that I remember being heavily played on the radio during 1983.
One of the most creative videos, however, belonged to one of the follow up singles, "Wrapped Around Your Finger."
Shortly after the major success of Synchronicity, the groups brainy lead singer, Sting, left to undertake a solo career. Always lending an intellectual element to the '80s music scene, Sting was often a champion of human rights causes and the source of many creative artistic efforts in both music and acting.