Happy Birthday, Sting!
For Sting's 62nd birthday today (October 2), Billboard has compiled a list of the rocker's top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits, both with the Police and as a soloist. He's notched a No. 1 in each iteration: with the Police, in 1983, with "Every Breath You Take" and as a solo act, although with the assistance of Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, with 1994's "All for Love" from the movie "The Three Musketeers" (hence, the song's three musical musketeers). He's tallied six top 10s with the Police and another five in his solo career.
Sting even receives a chart-related gift today: his new studio album, "The Last Ship," bows on the Billboard 200. (Visit Billboard.com tomorrow when the entire chart, along with all other surveys, will be refreshed).
Sting & the Police's Biggest Billboard Hits are based on songs' actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.
"Roxanne" - The Police
Peak: No. 32 Year: 1979
"Fields of Gold" - Sting
Peak: No. 23 Year: 1993
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" - Sting
Peak: No. 17 Year: 1993
"Russians" - Sting
Peak: No. 16 Year: 1986
"Synchronicity II" - The Police
Peak: No. 16 Year: 1983
"Spirits in the Material World" - The Police
Peak: No. 11 Year: 1982
"Desert Rose" - Sting feat. Cheb Mami
Peak: No. 17 Year: 2000
"Love Is the Seventh Wave" - Sting
Peak: No. 17 Year: 1985
"Be Still My Beating Heart" - Sting
Peak: No. 15 Year: 1988
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" - The Police
Peak: No. 8 Year: 1984