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The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerging in the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.
Their 1978 debut album, Outlandos d'Amour, reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart on the strength of the singles "Roxanne" and "Can't Stand Losing You". Their second album, Reggatta de Blanc (1979), became the first of four consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the UK and Australia; its first two singles, "Message in a Bottle" and "Walking on the Moon", became their first UK number ones. Their next two albums, Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) and Ghost in the Machine (1981), led to further critical and commercial success with two songs, "Don't Stand So Close to Me" and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", becoming UK number-one singles and Top 5 hits in other countries; the former album was their breakthrough into the US reaching number five on the US Billboard 200.
Their final studio album, Synchronicity (1983), was No. 1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy and the US, selling over 8 million copies in the US. Its lead single, "Every Breath You Take", became their fifth UK number one, and only US number one. During this time, the band were considered one of the leaders of the Second British Invasion of the US; in 1983 Rolling Stone labelled them "the first British New Wave act to break through in America on a grand scale, and possibly the biggest band in the world." The Police disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour that ended in August 2008. They were the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, due to their reunion tour, which was the highest-grossing tour of 2007.The Police have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. The band won a number of music awards, including six Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group once, and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2003, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of their five studio albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The band were included among both Rolling Stone's and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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    July 9, 1983 - “Every Breath You Take” by The Police Reaches #1

    On July 9, 1983, The Police’s iconic song “Every Breath You Take” climbed to the top of the charts, becoming the #1 song in America, a position it held until September 2. This haunting track also reached #1 in the UK, Canada, Ireland, and Israel. The song’s success was further cemented when it...
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    On This Day: June 17, 1983 - The Police Released Their Final Album, “Synchronicity”

    On this day, June 17, 1983, The Police released their fifth and final album, “Synchronicity.” The album topped the US Billboard 200 charts and also reached number 1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. “Synchronicity” features the iconic hit “Every Breath You Take,” which became one of...
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    On This Day February 28, 1984: Memorable Moments from the 26th Annual Grammy Awards

    On this day February 28, 1984, the 26th Annual Grammy Awards took center stage on CBS, hosted by the renowned John Denver and held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The night celebrated exceptional talent, with memorable victories including Michael Jackson's "Beat It" clinching Record of...
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    Which one of these popular 80s song is your favorite?

    The 80s produced a plethora of iconic songs across various genres. These songs below have left an indelible mark on music history and are often considered classics of the 80s. There are many more hits from that era, each holding a special place in the hearts of fans but these are some of the...
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    Zenyattà Mondatta (1980)

    Title: Zenyattà Mondatta Artist: The Police Genre: New Wave Released: 1980 Tracks: 1 - Don't Stand So Close to Me - 4:02 2 - Driven to Tears - 3:22 3 - When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around - 3:37 4 - Canary in a Coalmine - 2:27 5 - Voices Inside My...
  6. The Police - Demolition Man

    The Police - Demolition Man

    The Police Demolition Man from the album Ghost in the Machine
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    The Police’s Synchronicity Album Facts

    If you were a fan of the Police and especially their infamous Synchronicity album you will most likely find these facts interesting. My favorite facts is that all 3 of the band members couldn’t stand each other during the album. It was so bad that they worked in separate rooms lol. That’s pretty...
  8. The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Official Music Video)

    The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Official Music Video)

    The Official Music Video for Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. Taken from The Police - Ghost in the Machine.Stream more of The Police: https://thepolice....
  9. The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

    The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me

    REMASTERED IN HD!Listen to more from The Police: https://ThePolice.lnk.to/EssentialsDiscover more about this classic song and the Zenyatta Mondatta album her...
  10. The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    The Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    REMASTERED IN HD!Listen to more from The Police: https://ThePolice.lnk.to/EssentialsDiscover more about this classic song and the Zenyatta Mondatta album her...
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    Ghost in the Machine (1981)

    Title: Ghost in the Machine Artist: The Police Genre: New Wave Released: 1981 Tracks: 1 - Spirits in the Material World - 2:59 2 - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - 4:20 3 - Invisible Sun - 3:44 4 - Hungry for You (j'aurais toujours faim de toi) - 2:52 5 - Demolition Man - 5:57...
  12. The Police - Every Breath You Take (Official Video)

    The Police - Every Breath You Take (Official Video)

    The official music video for ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police. REMASTERED IN HD!Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ is out now: a 6CD box set fe...
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