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19th Feb '17 11:10:53 AM supernintendo128
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*** The title of the song itself sounds foreign (presumably Japanese). Typing it into Google Translate in Hiragana reveals that it apparently translates to "Over there".

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*** The title of the song itself sounds foreign (presumably Japanese). Typing (though it could be Japanese as typing it into Google Translate in Hiragana reveals that it apparently translates to "Over there".there").
19th Feb '17 10:26:28 AM supernintendo128
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign:
** The scat singing in "Masoko Tanga".

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign:
AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: It was an recurring trend when Nigel Gray worked on their albums to name their albums after something foreign-sounding. They stopped doing this when Hugh Padgham took over as their producer.
** ''Outlandos d'Amour'' (the name of their debut album) loosely translates from French into "Outlaws of Love". The scat singing in "Masoko Tanga".title isn't even completely French. "Outlandos" is actually a portmanteau of "outlaws" and "commandos".


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** The scat singing in "Masoko Tanga".
*** The title of the song itself sounds foreign (presumably Japanese). Typing it into Google Translate in Hiragana reveals that it apparently translates to "Over there".
11th Dec '16 4:03:14 PM Camassia
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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of The Police. From left to right: [[Music/TheAnimals Andy Summers]], Stewart Copeland and Sting.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The classic line-up of The Police. From left to right: [[Music/TheAnimals Andy Summers]], Stewart Copeland and Sting.Music/{{Sting}}.]]



* '''Gordon Sumner (Sting)''' - lead vocals, bass, double bass, harmonica, synthesizer, keyboard, saxophone, oboe, drum machine (19771986, 2003, 20072008)

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* '''Gordon Sumner (Sting)''' (Music/{{Sting}})''' - lead vocals, bass, double bass, harmonica, synthesizer, keyboard, saxophone, oboe, drum machine (19771986, 2003, 20072008)
11th Dec '16 4:00:03 PM Camassia
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The Police were an English rock/new wave/[[PostSomethingIsm post punk]]/white reggae trio formed in 1977 by bassist and lead vocalist Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist [[ThePeteBest Henry Padovani]]. Padovani was soon replaced by former [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon and the Animals]] guitarist Andy Summers. Reportedly, the band was named after something they knew would appear every single day in all newspapers. And what better than "police" to fit this?

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The Police were an English rock/new wave/[[PostSomethingIsm post punk]]/white reggae trio formed in 1977 by bassist and lead vocalist Sting, Music/{{Sting}}, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist [[ThePeteBest Henry Padovani]]. Padovani was soon replaced by former [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon and the Animals]] guitarist Andy Summers. Reportedly, the band was named after something they knew would appear every single day in all newspapers. And what better than "police" to fit this?
19th Oct '16 4:23:09 AM KlarkKentThe3rd
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You can't find the bed, so you sleep on the floor

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You can't find reach the bed, so you sleep on the floor
4th Oct '16 3:38:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* MommyIssues: "Mother" from ''Synchronicity'', PlayedForLaughs. In Andy Summers' autobiography he mentions being worried that his mother would hear the song and be offended, but she found it hilarious.
--> Every girl I go out with
--> Becomes my mother in the end
--> Well, I hear my mother calling
--> But I don't need her as a friend
2nd Sep '16 6:28:12 PM Az_Tech341
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They peak of their popularity came in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]], during which they released five studio albums and assorted singles. However, the members' clashing personalities led to the band breaking up in March 1984; they re-united briefly in 1986 to re-record their 1980 single "Don't Stand So Close to Me", but broke up again shortly afterward. At the time Sting had no intention of rejoining them. They just kept ending up performing together again -- at Sting's wedding, while being introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 -- and opening the 49th annual Grammy Awards, where they announced their return. Their reunion tour, which made them the world's highest earning musicians at the time, ended in August 2008.

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They The peak of their popularity came in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]], during which they released five studio albums and assorted singles. However, the members' clashing personalities led to the band breaking up in March 1984; they re-united briefly in 1986 to re-record their 1980 single "Don't Stand So Close to Me", but broke up again shortly afterward. At the time Sting had no intention of rejoining them. They just kept ending up performing together again -- at Sting's wedding, while being introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 -- and opening the 49th annual Grammy Awards, where they announced their return. Their reunion tour, which made them the world's highest earning musicians at the time, ended in August 2008.
2nd Sep '16 6:03:09 PM mlsmithca
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'''The Police''' were an English rock/new wave/[[PostSomethingIsm post punk]]/white reggae trio formed in 1977 by bassist and lead vocalist Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist [[ThePeteBest Henry Padovani]]. Padovani was soon replaced by former [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon And The Animals]] guitarist Andy Summers. Reportedly, the band was named after something they knew would appear every single day in all newspapers. And what better than "police" to fit this?

They were popular in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]]. After reaching international fame, they broke up in March 1984. They got back together to rerecord some singles. At the time Sting had no intention of rejoining them. They just kept ending up performing together again-- at Sting's wedding, while being introduced into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003-- and opening the 49th annual Grammy Awards, where they announced their return. Their reunion tour ended in August 2008.

They have sold 50 million albums worldwide. In 2008 they became the world's highest earning musicians, thanks to their reunion tour. Some of their most popular songs are "Roxanne", "Every Breath You Take", and "Message In A Bottle".

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'''The Police''' The Police were an English rock/new wave/[[PostSomethingIsm post punk]]/white reggae trio formed in 1977 by bassist and lead vocalist Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist [[ThePeteBest Henry Padovani]]. Padovani was soon replaced by former [[Music/TheAnimals Eric Burdon And The and the Animals]] guitarist Andy Summers. Reportedly, the band was named after something they knew would appear every single day in all newspapers. And what better than "police" to fit this?

They were popular peak of their popularity came in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. After reaching international fame, 1980s]], during which they broke released five studio albums and assorted singles. However, the members' clashing personalities led to the band breaking up in March 1984. They got back together 1984; they re-united briefly in 1986 to rerecord some singles.re-record their 1980 single "Don't Stand So Close to Me", but broke up again shortly afterward. At the time Sting had no intention of rejoining them. They just kept ending up performing together again-- again -- at Sting's wedding, while being introduced into the Rock And and Roll Hall Of of Fame in 2003-- 2003 -- and opening the 49th annual Grammy Awards, where they announced their return. Their reunion tour ended in August 2008.

They have sold 50 million albums worldwide. In 2008 they became
tour, which made them the world's highest earning musicians, thanks to their reunion tour. Some musicians at the time, ended in August 2008.

With album sales topping 50 million and a string
of their most popular songs are hit singles including "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close to Me", "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic", and "Every Breath You Take", and "Message In A Bottle".
the Police remain one of the most iconic acts of their era.
1st Sep '16 12:14:08 AM mlsmithca
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* BagsOfLetters: The "Message in a Bottle" gets 100 million bottles in reply.

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* BagsOfLetters: The "Message in a Bottle" gets 100 million billion bottles in reply.


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** The video for the 1986 version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GFKdecB9lQ "Don't Stand So Close to Me"]] includes background montages from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM the video for the 1980 version of the song]], as well as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v2GDbEmjGE the video for "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da".]] There are also visual allusions to, or sometimes brief glimpses of, the cover art for each of the band's five studio albums and the rows of candles from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svWINSRhQU0 the video for "Wrapped Around Your Finger".]]
31st Aug '16 7:00:24 PM mlsmithca
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Apart from "Hole in My Life" and "Masoko Tanga" (with some piano work provided by Joe Sinclair in the background) and "Low Life" (with a sax solo by Olaf Kubler), the band recorded all their albums by themselves (Sting provided the horn sections on ''Ghost in the Machine'' and ''Synchronicity'', while Andy sometimes chipped in on synth and Stewart played additional guitar on "It's Alright for You", "A Sermon" and "Fall Out", and piano on "Does Everyone Stare"). The most notable exception is "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic": while the band was recording it at Le Studio in Quebec, session keyboardist Jean Roussel constantly pestered the band until they relented and let him play on the track.



* [[ADayInTheLimelight A Song in the Limelight]]: Apart from "Hole in My Life" and "Masoko Tanga" (with some piano work provided by Joe Sinclair in the background) and "Low Life" (with a sax solo by Olaf Kubler), the band recorded all their albums by themselves (Sting provided the horn sections on ''Ghost in the Machine'' and ''Synchronicity'', while Andy sometimes chipped in on synth and Stewart played additional guitar on "It's Alright for You", "A Sermon" and "Fall Out", and piano on "Does Everyone Stare"). The most notable exception is "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic": while the band was recording it at Le Studio in Quebec, session keyboardist Jean Roussel constantly pestered the band until they relented and let him play on the track.



* WordSaladTitle: ''Zenyattà Mondatta''.
** In an interview, Copeland explained that the title came from a series of {{Portmanteau}}s: the first word comes from Zen and the name of Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta, while the latter is a combination of the Italian word for "world" and a nod to their earlier ''Regatta de Blanc''. He added that their {{Working Title}}s were in a similar vein, such as ''Trimondo Blondomina'' (three blonds dominating the world) and ''Caprido Von Renislam'' (less portmanteau, more of a misspelling of Catharina van Renneslaan, the name of the street where Wisseloord Studios was located).
** ''Outlandos d'Amour'', for that matter, borders on this due to its mish-mash of English portmanteaus (outlaws + commandos) and incorrect French.

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* WordSaladTitle: WordSaladTitle:
** ''Outlandos d'Amour'' borders on this due to its mish-mash of English portmanteaus (outlaws + commandos) and incorrect French.
**
''Zenyattà Mondatta''.
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Mondatta''. In an interview, Copeland explained that the title came from a series of {{Portmanteau}}s: the first word comes from Zen and the name of Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta, while the latter is a combination of the Italian word for "world" and a nod to their earlier ''Regatta de Blanc''. He added that their {{Working Title}}s were in a similar vein, such as ''Trimondo Blondomina'' (three blonds dominating the world) and ''Caprido Von Renislam'' (less portmanteau, more of a misspelling of Catharina van Renneslaan, the name of the street where Wisseloord Studios was located).
** ''Outlandos d'Amour'', for that matter, borders on this due to its mish-mash of English portmanteaus (outlaws + commandos) and incorrect French.
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* {{Yandere}}: "Can't Stand Losing You" is a suicidal version. Hilariously enough, the BBC sidestepped the lyrics and instead banned the single because of the cover art (Copeland with a noose around his neck standing on a block of ice).
** Also featured in "Every Breath You Take".

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* {{Yandere}}: {{Yandere}}:
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"Can't Stand Losing You" is a suicidal version. Hilariously enough, the BBC sidestepped the lyrics and instead banned the single because of the cover art (Copeland with a noose around his neck standing on a block of ice).
** Also featured in "Every Breath You Take".Take". The singer will be watching the object of the song, whatever she does and whenever she does it - after all, as he says in the refrain, can't she see she belongs to him?
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