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  • Every Breath You Take - The Police (1983)

    Sue Rogers posted on December 31, 2015 14:34

    If you use the G song sheet, you can play along with the video by putting your capo on the 1st fret. For BUG Jam November 2017, we'll use the A version.

    "Every Breath You Take" is a song by English rock band The Police from their 1983 album Synchronicity. Written by Sting, the single was the biggest US and UK hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band's only number-one hit on that chart), and the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks. Sting insists the song is about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow. When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2, "I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have actually misinterpreted it as being a gentle little love song, when it's quite the opposite."

    At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards the song was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Record of the Year, winning in the first two categories. For the song, Sting received the 1983 British Academy's Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The song ranked number 84 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It also ranked number 25 on Billboard's Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs. In 2015, the song was voted by the British public as the nation's favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.

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    Posted in: Individual Songs, January 2016 - music of the 1980's, BUG November 2017 Anything Goes (0 Comments)

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