Monday, November 7, 2011

The Police

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.


  1. I remember when I watched the soap opera All My Children in the early 80's they used Every Breath You Take when this creepy guy was stalking one of the girls. I do like it though. I still have the list of top 100 songs of 1983 from my radio station that I sent away for and this is #1. I did always like Wrapped Around Your Finger more. I didn't fully appreciate or get into their music more until the mid 1980s. Sting had some good songs. He's on tour and will be in NYC soon but the ticket price is outrageous.

  2. LaraAnn- I remember back in '83, "Every Breath You Take" was a common radio staple on the Top 40 station. A very '83 era song. It sounds like that era. And Sting was always one of the more intellectual musicians of that era. His solo work always tinged with jazz, and smart lyrics.