Sting's 20 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Frank Ockenfels
Sting

Happy Birthday, Sting!

For Sting's 64th 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.

The Sting & the Police's Biggest Billboard 100 Hits chart is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the Oct. 10, 2015, ranking. 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. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.

  1. 20

    "Roxanne" - The Police Peak: No. 32 Year: 1979

  2. 19

    "Fields of Gold" - Sting Peak: No. 23 Year: 1993

  3. 18

    "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" - Sting Peak: No. 17 Year: 1993

  4. 17

    "Russians" - Sting Peak: No. 16 Year: 1986

  5. 16

    "Synchronicity II" - The Police Peak: No. 16 Year: 1983

  6. 15

    "Spirits in the Material World" - The Police Peak: No. 11 Year: 1982

  7. 14

    "Desert Rose" - Sting feat. Cheb Mami Peak: No. 17 Year: 2000

  8. 13

    "Love Is the Seventh Wave" - Sting Peak: No. 17 Year: 1985

  9. 12

    "Be Still My Beating Heart" - Sting Peak: No. 15 Year: 1988

  10. 11

    "Wrapped Around Your Finger" - The Police Peak: No. 8 Year: 1984

  11. 10

    "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" - The Police Peak: No. 10 Year: 1981

  12. 9

    "Don't Stand So Close to Me" - The Police Peak: No. 10 Year: 1981

  13. 8

    "All This Time" - Sting Peak: No. 5 Year: 1991

  14. 7

    "Fortress Around Your Heart" - Sting Peak: No. 8 Year: 1985

  15. 6

    "We'll Be Together" - Sting Peak: No. 7 Year: 1987

  16. 5

    "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - The Police Peak: No. 3 Year: 1981

  17. 4

    "King of Pain" - The Police Peak: No. 3 Year: 1983

  18. 3

    "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" - Sting Peak: No. 3 Year: 1985

  19. 2

    "All for Love" - Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting Peak: No. 1, three weeks Year: 1994

  20. 1

    "Every Breath You Take" - The Police Peak: No. 1, eight weeks Year: 1983