Tear Jerker: The Police

  • "Invisible Sun", a song about The Troubles, is arguably their most potent politically-minded song.
  • "Every Breath You Take." Fittingly for a song about a stalker, it has an incredibly haunting tune, and is especially potent for anyone who's ever gone through a bad break-up.
  • "Message in a Bottle" is a catchy song about a castaway on an island, who hopes to find love. A year later, after no response, he despairs — thinking that he's destined to be alone. He then sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, and realizes that there are more people like him.
  • "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" is already quite melancholy because of the subdued arrangement, but the music video makes things even worse. On top of numerous flashes back to their Glory Days as a live band, the band never appears in the same shot, representing how much their relationship had deteriorated.
  • "King of Pain". The title says it all.