Every Breath You Take appears on the following album releases: "Every Breath You Take" appears on the following video and dvd releases: Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only. For his Fender Telecaster, Stratocaster and Gibson 335 he used a Roland JCI20 Jazz Chorus amp - with the chorus always switched on. 1 song for 1983. Guitars, vocals and keyboards all pour from the surrounds, especially in the choruses. This is not actually a test pressing, but a promo copy made with fake blank "test pressing" labels to attract the attention of radio programmers. You cannot listen to this disc without thinking about how great the rest of the Police's library, or one of your favorite band's library, will sound in 5.1 surround. Hide ads; Calendar; Lists; Feeds; Articles; Trailers; ... Release Date: May 16, 2012; Duration: 1 hr. 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 No. "Writing a Super Hit" by, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, List of number-one singles of 1983 (Ireland), List of number-one singles from the 1980s (UK), List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1983, List of number-one mainstream rock hits (United States), "Classic Tracks: The Police's 'Every Breath You Take, "New wave hits of the 80s: all the best new wave songs", Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1983, “BMI Announces Top Honors for its 67th Annual Pop Awards”, "Sting's "Every Breath You Take" Is the Most Played Song on Radio [Video]", "The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs", "The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One: 12 more classic 80s chart-toppers which didn't make the cut", "INTERVIEW / Sting: How we mock our most serious Star, our national", "CBS – 60 Minutes II 'Sting: All This Time, "Relive 10 of the most memorable performances from the VMAs", "Experience the Music: One Hit Wonders and the Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll", Austriancharts.at – The Police – Every Breath You Take", Ultratop.be – The Police – Every Breath You Take", "CHART NUMBER 1379 – Saturday, June 18, 1983", https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-discussion/chart-analysis/121831-danish-chart-archive-singles-1979-____-b-t-ifpi-dk/page4, Offiziellecharts.de – The Police – Every Breath You Take", The Irish Charts – Search Results – Every Breath You Take", "Israel Singles Charts 1987-1995 - Page 2", Dutchcharts.nl – The Police – Every Breath You Take", Charts.nz – The Police – Every Breath You Take", Topp 20 Single uke 25, 1983 – VG-lista. [12], Sting wrote the song in 1982 in the aftermath of his separation from Frances Tomelty and the beginning of his relationship with Trudie Styler. 25 on Billboard's "The All-Time Top 100 Songs" chart. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks. So all of the percussive elements were recorded separately - the hi-hat with a 300-millisecond delay, the kick created out of an Oberheim drum box, gong and cymbal played with mallets, overdubbed toms also played with mallets and the snare tightened as much as it could be. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. I was given an advance copy of 'Every Breath You Take' at CES. The high hat cymbal that opens this track and anchors the song starts in the left surround, and moves through the left side of the room before settling into a permanent home in left front. The mixes are wonderfully balanced and coherent. Sting and Frances lived next door to Trudie in Bayswater, West London, for several years before the two of them became lovers. [7][8] With nearly 15 million radio plays, Sting received a BMI Award at a ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills to mark it being the Most Performed Song in BMI's catalogue, a distinction previously held since 1999 by "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'". Cover versions of Every Breath You Take appear on the following album releases: Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings, http://www.thepolicewiki.org/Police_wiki/index.php?title=Every_Breath_You_Take_(song)&oldid=128187, a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License, CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...), CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...), The Jo Jo Runners produced an early mash-up in. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Every Breath You Take: The Singles - The Police on AllMusic - 1986 - Depending on whose report you believe, the Police… I'm going to pretend 'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da' doesn't exist. Still, the Police were responsible for some of the greatest rock tunes of all time, and all 11 originals are superb: "Roxanne," "Walking on the Moon," "Invisible Sun," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," "King of Pain," the title track, and others. It has also been listed as one of the “Top 100 Songs of the Century” by the BMI. Great track. [7][8] With nearly 15 million radio plays, Sting received a BMI Award at a ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills to mark it being the Most Performed Song in BMI's catalogue, a distinction previously held since 1999 by Mann and Weill's "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'". '"[15] 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. Sting wrote the song while he had just divorced his first wife, Frances Tomelty. The lyrics tell the story of a possessive and obsessed lover, who is watching the person he loves every time they take a breath or move. In the US, it was the best-selling single of 1983 and fifth-best-selling single of the decade. He insists it is about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow. Originally the band intended to record the backing track the normal way with a band performance first - and Stewart's drums in one take. How I feel about this disc should be pretty obvious by now, but here's some additional clarification in anecdotal form. I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.” Later, Sting also openly stated that he was concerned by how many people thought the song was a love song and extremely positive, leading to him insisting that was about a darker or scary side of love, consisting of jealousy and the concept of possession. Neither ever materialized due to hostility between the members, and when all the trio could show for its work was an insipid remake of "Don't Stand So Close to Me," the Police decided to call it a day. 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police 2 March 2018, 12:50 | Updated: 25 June 2018, 14:22 The Police's classic hit 'Every Breath You Take' remains one of the best-selling and most loved tracks of … 2 greatest breakup song. [6] In May 2019, it was recognized by BMI as being the most played song in radio history. The Police originally released Every Breath You Take written by Sting and The Police released it on the album Synchronicity in 1983. The band also used some Prophet and Oberheim synthesizer sounds to record the song. [29] By anecdote, it is one of the songs most loved by Chicagoans. Shot in black-and-white with a navy blue tint, the video depicts the band, accompanied by a pianist and string section, performing the song in a darkened ballroom as a man washes the floor-to-ceiling window behind them. He compared the lines to various new technologies of surveillance, including linking "every breath you take" to breath analyzers, "every step you take" to ankle monitors, and "every vow you break" to voice stress analysis.[17]. Every Breath You Take powered The Police's Synchronicity album to an incredible 17 weeks at number 1 beating out Michael Jackson for a long period of time. I got home from CES at 11:30pm on a Tuesday night. [5], "Every Breath You Take" is the Police's and Sting's signature song, and in 2010 was estimated to generate between a quarter and a third of Sting's music publishing income. 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 No.