Sting & The Police
Top 100 Songs
Rock singer/bassist Sting was born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on 10/2/1951 in Wallsend, England. He got the nickname “Sting” because of a yellow and black jersey he used to wear. He was in the groups Last Exit, Strontium 90, and Nuclear Waste before forming the new wave group The Police with drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers. They released five studio albums from 1978 to 1983. In 1985, Sting released his first solo album.
Check out the DMDB podcast episodes The Best of Sting, 1985-2021 and The Best of the Police, 1977-1986 (In Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Synchronicity) based on this list.
Awards (The Police):
Top 100 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists as well as chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs are by Sting unless noted otherwise.
DMDB Top 1%:
DMDB Top 2%:
DMDB Top 5%:
11. Synchronicity II (The Police, 1983)
DMDB Top 10%:
15. Englishman in New York (1987)
21. Can’t Stand Losing You (The Police, 1978)
DMDB Top 20%:
28. It’s Probably Me (Sting with Eric Clapton, 1992)
31. I Burn for You (The Police, 1982)
41. Mack the Knife (1959)
51. Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (1996)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
58. Bring on the Night (The Police, 1979)
61. Little Wing (1987)
71. Fall Out (The Police, 1977)
81. Practical Arrangement (Sting with Jo Lawry, 2013)
91. Voices Inside My Head (The Police, 1980)
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First posted 10/4/2011; updated 6/14/2023.