This Iconic Video Has Officially Been Viewed One Billion Times

I still believe this is the best song from The Police. It's pretty stalky, though, no?

Nearly 40 years since the video first premiered on MTV, the Police's 1983 clip for "Every Breath You Take" has surpassed one billion YouTube plays.

Variety reported on the Godley & Creme-directed clip: "'Every Breath You Take,' which was added to the platform in 2010, is the 225th video to join YouTube’s Billion Views Club and the seventh video from the 1980's to achieve this milestone. The Sting-penned ballad was originally released as part of the band’s final studio album, 1983’s Synchronicity."

Back in 2019, "Every Breath You Take" was cited as the most performed song at the BMI Pop Awards for a whopping 15 million radio plays.

"Every Breath You Take" was the lead single from Syncronicity and released ahead of the set on May 20th, 1983. The song went on to become the band's biggest hit and topped the charts for eight weeks. "Every Breath You Take" went on to score the band the coveted 1984 Grammy for Record Of The Year.


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