The Police
Every Breath You Take





Release Year: 1983

Rankings:
All-Time
#112 / 1980s #14 / 1983 #3


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 315
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 8
Brad Carl (USA) - 50 Songs from the '70s and '80s That Still Hold Up (2015) No Order
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 71
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 24
NBC-10 (USA) - The 30 Best Songs of the 80s (2006) No Order
Nathan Brackett (USA) - Legendary Rock Songs (2011) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 201
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 32
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 44
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone & MTV (USA) - The 100 Greatest Pop Songs Since the Beatles (2000) 42
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 95
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 84
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 84
Spectrum Culture (USA) - 100 Best Songs of the '80s (2017) 92
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 21-100
Time-Life (USA) - Rock & Roll: The Stories Behind the Songs (2017) No Order
TimeOut Chicago (USA) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 21
TimeOut New York (USA) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 30
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 157
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 9
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 42
WZLX (USA) - 1,007 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 687
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 334
inStash (USA) - Top 100: Greatest Songs (Of All Time) (2010) 11
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 90
BBC Radio2 (UK) - Sold on Song, a Celebration of Great Songs and Songwriting No Order
Colin Larkin (UK) - The All-Time Top 100 Singles (2000) 61
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Singles of All Time (1997) 91
Q (UK) - 50 Years of Great British Music, 10 Tracks per Decade (2008) No Order
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Sounds (UK) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1986) 26
The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock: Classic Recordings (2008) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
TimeOut London (UK) - 50 Best '80s Songs (2015) 29
Nerikes Allehanda (Sweden) - The 50 Best Rock Songs of All Time (1992) 24
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 29
Theater van het Sentiment, Radio 2 (NL) - Top 40 Songs by Year 1969-2000 (2013) 14
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 80
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 30 Best Songs by Sting and The Police (2013) 1
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 153
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Fréderic Platzer (France) - Le top 100 du pop [Top 100 Pop Songs] (2013) No Order
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Jocelyn Manchek (France) - Pop Rock Playlist: 2000 titres pour votre lecteur mp3 [2,000 Songs for Your MP3 Player] (2008) No Order
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 79
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 239
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 17 Critics and Their Top 50 Songs (2002) 99
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Grammy Awards (USA) - Record of the Year Nominee
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 2
Kerrang! (UK) - Singles of the Year 5
Melody Maker (UK) - Singles of the Year 7
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 27