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We take a look at six of Sting's best songs of all time. Enjoy!
British musician Sting is best known for his unique sound.
Taking elements from jazz, reggae, new-age and rock, the 'King of Pain' and his band The Police have been honoured with award after award for their eclectic style.
But after five chart-topping albums with his bandmates, he left to embark upon a career of his own – writing and singing as a solo artist.
Finding worldwide success with a string of hits, it was clear Sting was unstoppable so we've picked out 6 of our favourite songs in celebration.
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From his album '…Nothing Like The Sun', Sting's 1988 single was reportedly written about gay icon Quentin Crisp who moved from London to Manhattan in the late '70s. It may not have topped the charts, but the track became a beloved song of his fans thanks to the witty lyrics.
From The Police's second album Reggatta de Blanc, 'Message in a Bottle' was debuted on live television. Shortly after it became the band's first UK number one. It also ranked in Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time'.
The biggest hit of 1983, 'Every Breath You Take', topped the US Billboard charts for a whopping eight weeks and the UK singles charts for four weeks. It won a Grammy for 'Song of the Year' and Sting was honoured with the Ivor Novello award for 'Best Song Musically and Lyrically'. If that's not a smash hit, we don't know what is.