The Police discography

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The Police discography

The Police performing live on 1 August 2007 at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 4
Singles 25
Video albums 10
Soundtracks 4

The discography of British rock band The Police.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
CAN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
Outlandos d'Amour 6 15 22 2 2 6 23
Reggatta de Blanc
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: A&M Records
1 1 3 1 16 1 4 21 25
Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Released: October 1980
  • Label: A&M Records
1 1 14 2 1 5 2 3 8 5
Ghost in the Machine
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: A&M Records
1 1 11 1 1 4 1 5 6 2
Synchronicity
  • Released: June 1983
  • Label: A&M Records
1 1 11 1 6 4 2 1 4 1

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
US
[10]
Live!
  • Released: June 1995
  • Label: A&M Records
25 4 43 17 36 86
Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires
  • Released: November 2008
  • Label: A&M Records
25 43

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FRA
[5][!]
GER
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[17]
US
[10]
Every Breath You Take: The Singles
  • Released: October 1986
  • Label: A&M Records
1 4 20 18 11 1 21 7
  • UK: 4× Platinum[11]
  • CAN: Platinum[12]
  • US: 5× Platinum[15]
Their Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: A&M Records
1 5 7 28
Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: A&M Records
10 16 1 18 1
Every Breath You Take: The Classics
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: A&M Records
20 65
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
  • Released: November 1997
  • Label: A&M Records
1 22 4 1 18 17 5 26 17
The Police
  • Released: June 2007
  • Label: A&M Records
3 17 65 2 78 5 4 29 20 11
The 50 Greatest Songs
  • Released: 27 April 2009
  • Label: A&M Records / Universal
  • 3CD compilation
38

^ In France compilation albums are not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

Box sets[edit]

Title Album details Certifications
Six Pack
  • Released: June 1980
  • Label: A&M Records
Message in a Box:
The Complete Recordings
  • Released: 28 September 1993
  • Label: A&M Records

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
Voices Inside My Head (Remixes)
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: A&M Records
100

Singles[edit]

  • Note that the Police's first 4 UK singles, issued in 1977 and 1978, all charted very low on the UK singles charts, or failed to chart at all. The North American release (and chart success) of "Roxanne" in early 1979 prompted re-issues of these 4 singles in 1979 and 1980. All 4 singles made the charts upon re-issue.
  • Dates refer to month of UK issue, except "Secret Journey", which was a North American-only single.
Date Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[1]
CAN
[23]
IRE
[24]
GER ITA FRA NLD NZ SPA
[25]
US AUS
May 1977 "Fall Out"
(original issue)
Non-album single
April 1978 "Roxanne"
(original issue)
Outlandos d'Amour
August 1978 "Can't Stand Losing You"
(original issue)
42
November 1978 "So Lonely"
(original issue)
April 1979 "Roxanne"
(re-issue)
12 31 22 8 19 8 32 34
June 1979 "Can't Stand Losing You"
(re-issue)
2 7 7 9 48 98
September 1979 "Message in a Bottle" 1 2 1 35 48 5 2 11 1 74 5 Reggatta de Blanc
October 1979 "Fall Out"
(re-issue)
47 Non-album single
November 1979 "Walking on the Moon" 1 65 1 2 9 8 12 20 9 Reggatta de Blanc
February 1980 "So Lonely"
(re-issue)
6 7 10 26 99 Outlandos d'Amour
June 1980 Six Pack
(Entire 12-track package charted on UK singles chart; "The Bed's Too Big Without You" was the charting track in France)
17 5
[26]
various
September 1980 "Don't Stand So Close to Me" 1 2 1 23 40 7 3 2 5 10 3 Zenyatta Mondatta
December 1980 "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" 5 5 2 15 49 9 10 8 2 10 6
September 1981 "Invisible Sun" 2 5 4 27 89 Ghost in the Machine
October 1981 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" 1 1 1 21 25 5 1 7 3 3 2
November 1981 "Spirits in the Material World" 12 13 6 44 4 6 11 50
March 1982 "Secret Journey" 46
May 1983 "Every Breath You Take" 1 1 1 8 3 10 3 6 3 1 2 Synchronicity
July 1983 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" 7 10 1 32 25 6 17 22 2 8 26
October 1983 "Synchronicity II" 17 21 12 16
January 1984 "King of Pain" 17 1 7 57 10 3 44
September 1986 "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" 24 27 11 19 46 32 Every Breath You Take: The Singles
May 1995 "Can't Stand Losing You" (live) 27 Live!
1997 "Roxanne '97"
(featuring Pras)
17 14 38 59 The Very Best of Sting and the Police
2000 "When the World Is Running Down"
(Different Gear vs. The Police)
28 94 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

  • Around the World (1982)
  • Synchronicity Concert (1984)
  • Every Breath You Take: The Videos (1986)
  • Outlandos to Synchronicities – A History of The Police Live! (1995)
  • The Very Best of Sting & The Police (1997)
  • Greatest Video Hits (2007)
  • Reggatta de Blanc (2007)
  • Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires (2008)
  • Better than Therapy (2007)
  • Can't Stand Losing You (2012)

Music videos[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ a b c d e "Les Albums Platine". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
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  16. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
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  18. ^ "Les Albums Double Platine". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
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  23. ^ Peak positions for The Police's singles on Canadian Singles Chart:
  24. ^ RTE -Ireland's official Singles Charts archives website
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