Random Top Ten
Random Top Ten!!
Top Ten Police Songs
10. Can’t Stand Losing You
I like how this song both gently mocks and takes seriously the archetype of the breakup song.
9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Buoyant and joyful, and a great evocation of the feeling of falling in love.
8. Murder by Numbers
The Police do a dark, jazz thing about the business of murder. Wonderfully archetypical.
7. Walking on the Moon
One of the all-time great bass lines.
Best song about a hooker ever?
5. Bring on the Night
That rolling guitar figure just pushes my buttons, not sure why. And I really don’t like reggae!
4. King of Pain
A great lyric and a wonderful way of setting a mood, with that ticking clock intro.
3. Every Breath You Take
Up there with Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA as one of pop music’s all-time most misinterpreted songs. But in the end it’s that stepwise guitar figure that makes the song immortal.
2. Message in a Bottle
A taut little three-act story of a song anchored by a great riff.
1. Synchronicity II
“Many miles away, there’s a shadow on the door, of a cottage on the shore, of a dark, Scottish lake.” A top ten lyric for me.