Every Breath You Take
The Police
Police 1983 Every Breath You Take

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

1983
1
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983 for eight weeks
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1983 for four weeks
  • Billboard Music Award for the 1983 - Hot 100 Single of the Year
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from The Police's fifth and final studio album, Synchronicity (1983)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #84 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • 1983 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance By A Group
  • on the record:
         Sting- vocals, bass, piano
         Andy Summers- electric guitar
         Stewart Copeland- drums, percussion
         uncredited- four violinists
  • written by Sting; the royalties generated by "Every Breath You Take" are estimated to be between a quarter and a third of Sting's entire music publishing income
  • Sting: "I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realize at the time how sinister it is".
  • produced by The Police, Hugh Padgham
  • engineered by Hugh Padgham
  • recorded at George Martin's Air Studios, Montserrat
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