The Police discography

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The Police discography
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The Police performing live on 1 August 2007 at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 7
Video albums 10
Singles 26
Soundtrack albums 4

The English rock band The Police has released five studio albums, two live albums, seven compilation albums, ten video albums, four soundtrack albums, and twenty-six singles.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
JAP
[7]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
US
[11]
Outlandos d'Amour
  • Released: November 1978
  • Label: A&M
6 15 22 2 2 6 23
Reggatta de Blanc
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: A&M
1 1 3 1 16 7 1 4 21 25
Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Released: October 1980
  • Label: A&M
1 1 2 1 5 2 16 2 3 8 5
Ghost in the Machine
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: A&M
1 1 1 1 4 1 29 1 5 6 2
Synchronicity
  • Released: June 1983
  • Label: A&M
1 1 1 6 4 1 17 2 1 4 1
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[4]
GER
[23]
ITA
[24]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
US
[11]
Every Breath You Take:
The Singles
  • Released: October 1986
  • Label: A&M
1 4 20 11 1 18 11 1 9
  • UK: 4× Platinum[12]
  • CAN: Platinum[13]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[14]
  • NZ: Platinum[25]
  • US: 5× Platinum[16]
Their Greatest Hits
  • Released: October 1990
  • Label: A&M
5 4 7 28
Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: A&M
10 16 24 1 18 1
Every Breath You Take:
The Classics
  • Released: March 1995
  • Label: A&M
20 65
The Very Best of
Sting & The Police
  • Released: November 1997
  • Label: A&M
1 22 4 66 1 18 4 17 5 26 46
The Police
  • Released: June 2007
  • Label: A&M
3 17 65 2 78 26 5 4 29 11
50 Greatest Songs
  • Released: April 2009
  • Label: A&M
  • 3-CD set
38
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
BEL
[32]
CAN
[33]
FIN
[34]
FRA
[4]
GER
[35]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
SCO
[36]
US
[11]
Live!
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: A&M
25 41 57 27 4 43 17 36 39 86
Certifiable:
Live in Buenos Aires
  • Released: November 2008
  • Label: A&M Records
25 43
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Box sets[edit]

Title Album details Peaks Certifications
UK
[37]
US
[11]
Six Pack
  • Released: June 1980
  • Label: A&M
17
Message in a Box:
The Complete Recordings
  • Released: September 1993
  • Label: A&M
79
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[37]
AUS
[38]
BEL
[39]
CAN
[40]
GER
[41]
IRE
[42]
ITA
[43]
NED
[44]
NZ
[45]
SPA
[46]
US
[11]
1977 "Fall Out" Non-album single
1978 "Roxanne" Outlandos d'Amour
"Can't Stand Losing You" 42
"So Lonely"
1979 "Roxanne" (re-issue) 12 34 31 22 19 8 32
"Can't Stand Losing You" (re-issue) 2 98 15 7 10 48
"Message in a Bottle" 1 5 5 2 35 1 48 4 11 1 74 Reggatta de Blanc
"Fall Out" (re-issue) 47 Non-album single
"Walking on the Moon" 1 9 16 65 1 8 12 20 Reggatta de Blanc
"Bring on the Night"
1980 "So Lonely" (re-issue) 6 99 7 26 Outlandos d'Amour
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" 1 3 8 2 23 1 40 3 2 5 10 Zenyatta Mondatta
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" 5 6 13 5 15 2 49 10 8 2 10
1981 "Invisible Sun" 2 89 5 27 Ghost in the Machine
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" 1 2 3 1 21 1 25 1 7 3 3
"Spirits in the Material World" 12 50 8 13 44 6 8 11
1982 "Secret Journey" 46
1983 "Every Breath You Take" 1 2 9 1 8 1 3 3 6 3 1 Synchronicity
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" 7 26 15 10 32 1 25 24 22 2 8
"Synchronicity II" 17 21 12 16
1984 "King of Pain" 17 44 19 1 57 7 3
1986 "Don't Stand So Close to Me '86" 24 32 21 27 11 19 14 46 Every Breath You Take:
The Singles
1995 "Can't Stand Losing You" (Live) 27 Live!
1997 "Roxanne '97" (Puff Daddy remix) 17 14 69 The Very Best of
Sting & The Police
2000 "When the World Is Running Down"
(Different Gear vs. The Police)
28 94 Non-album single
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
  • Note that the Police's first 4 UK singles, issued in 1977 and 1978, all charted very low on the UK Singles Chart, 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 helped in no small part by a wealth of coloured vinyl discs. Can't Stand Losing You was released in no less than four different colours, yellow white blue and red, with a green vinyl release of Message In A Bottle. Even their first single Fall Out was released in different coloured sleeves, and in 1980 the Six Pack of singles were on blue vinyl. This expensive set even made the higher reaches of the UK singles chart.
  • Dates refer to month of UK issue, except "Bring on the Night" and "Secret Journey", which were not released in the U.K. but were issued in America. (Missing entry from the table below): Roxanne was reissued in the UK in 1986 but failed to chart. It was coupled with Synchronicity 2 on the b side. Apparently, most copies have the word Synchronicity misspelt on the label, and a correctly spelt one is rarer.

Videos[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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