Bring on the night, bring some tea from the Sahara too. Miss Gradenko may by stopping by for a sip. These are the 10 greatest Police songs few music fans know but should. On this day in The Police began recording their debut album Outlandos d'Amour. The team of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland would go on to create one of the most impressive catalogues of music in rock history.
But the British trio were more than just a collection of hits, of course, and to get a better overall picture of the Police, one must dig a little deeper than the five-times-platinum seller. With that in mind, we offer you our picks for the Top 10 Police Songs. The influence of reggae on the Police is pretty apparent to even casual fans, but few of the band's song are as overtly connected to the genre as 'So Lonely,' which singer-bassist Sting admits was based on a Bob Marley classic -- with a little punk thrown in for good measure. What we invented was this thing of going back and forth between thrash punk and reggae. That was the little niche we created for ourselves.
"Canary In A Coalmine"
A list of songs recorded by English rock band the Police. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list of songs by performer. Retrieved 17 December The Police. AMS — via Discogs. AM — via Discogs.
All songs written by Sting it says under the 16 titles on Greatest Hits - 15 of them Top 20 hits, five of them Number 1's. As an epitaph for The Police, this simple statement of fact could hardly be bettered. For, if Sting had needed drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers more and they had depended on him less, it's just conceivable that one of the great rock groups of our time might still be functioning. But, when in , the photogenic bass player's first, tentative efforts to establish a solo career yielded immediate and handsome rewards, the group he had transformed creatively from pseudo-punk hopefuls into a pan-global colossus was ruthlessly cut dead in its prime. What is most striking about this superb body of work, is the lean economy of the arrangements and the directness of expression in the lyrics, especially given the wearyingly verbose nature of the songs on Sting's recent albums. As powerful personalities and assertive musicians in their own right, they gingered up Sting's basic ideas while putting the brakes on his tendency to earnest excess. Sting, of course, has had the last laugh and Summers and Copeland will doubtless be glad of the extra revenue which this latest compilation will generate. Flung together with a casual lack of effort extending from the obvious choice of tracks to the lazy, generic title, the album is a virtual re-run of the track 'Every Breath You Take - Singles', released in