The Police discography

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The Police discography
ThePolice 2007.jpg
The Police performing live on 1 August 2007 at Madison Square Garden, New York City
Studio albums5
Live albums3
Compilation albums7
Video albums10
Music videos18
EPs1
Singles26
Soundtrack albums4
Box sets3

The English rock band The Police has released five studio albums, three live albums, seven compilation albums, twelve video albums, four soundtrack albums and 26 singles. The Police sold over 110 million records worldwide.[1][2][3]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

The Police studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
JPN
[8]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SPA
[11]
SWE
[12]
US
[13]
Outlandos d'Amour
  • Released: 2 November 1978
  • Label: A&M
6 15 22 2 6 23
Reggatta de Blanc
  • Released: 2 October 1979
  • Label: A&M
1 1 3 16 1 4 2 21 25
Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Released: 3 October 1980
  • Label: A&M
1 1 2 5 16 2 3 1 8 5
Ghost in the Machine
  • Released: 2 October 1981
  • Label: A&M
1 1 1 4 29 1 5 2 6 2
Synchronicity
  • Released: 17 June 1983
  • Label: A&M
1 1 1 4 17 2 1 1 4 1
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

The Police live albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[4]
BEL
[25]
CAN
[26]
FIN
[27]
GER
[28]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SPA
[11][29]
SCO
[30]
US
[13]
Live!
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: A&M
25 41 57 27 43 17 36 30 39 86
Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires
  • Released: November 2008
  • Label: A&M
25 43
Around the World
  • Released: 20 May 2022
  • Label: Mercury
37 9 68 78
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

The Police compilation albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[31]
CAN
[32]
FRA
[33]
GER
[34]
ITA
[35]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
US
[13]
Every Breath You Take: The Singles
  • Released: October 1986
  • Label: A&M
1 4 20 11 18 11 1 7
Their Greatest Hits
  • Released: October 1990
  • Label: A&M
5 4 7 28
Greatest Hits
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: A&M
10 16 66 24 70 5 1 141
[37]
Every Breath You Take: The Classics
  • Released: March 1995
  • Label: A&M
65
The Very Best of Sting & The Police
  • Released: November 1997
  • Label: A&M
1 22 4 66 18 4 17 5 46
The Police
  • Released: June 2007
  • Label: A&M
3 17 65 78 26 5 4 11
The 50 Greatest Songs
  • Released: April 2009
  • Label: A&M
  • 3-CD set
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Box sets[edit]

The Police box sets
Title Album details Peaks Certifications
UK
[45]
FRA
[33]
US
[13]
Six Pack
  • Released: May 1980
  • Label: A&M
17
Message in a Box:
The Complete Recordings
  • Released: September 1993
  • Label: A&M
79
Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings
  • Released: November 2018
  • Label: A&M
17 188
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
  • The Six Pack collection was listed as a hit single for The Police[46] in 1980 (under 2021 Official Chart rules it would be now categorised as an album)

Extended plays[edit]

The Police extended plays
Title EP details Peaks
UK
[4]
Voices Inside My Head (Remixes)
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: A&M
100

Singles[edit]

The Police singles
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[45]
AUS
[5]
BEL
[47]
CAN
[48]
GER
[49]
IRE
[50]
ITA
[51]
NED
[52]
NZ
[53]
SPA
[11]
US
[54]
1977 "Fall Out" non-album single
1978 "Roxanne" Outlandos d'Amour
"Can't Stand Losing You" 42
"So Lonely" 26
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 21 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 Outlandos d'Amour
"The Bed's Too Big Without You" Reggatta de Blanc
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" 1 3 8 2 23 1 3 3 2 5 10 Zenyatta Mondatta
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" 5 6 13 5 15 2 17 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 2 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 13 1 13 24 22 2 8
"Synchronicity II" 17 21 12 16
"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" (Remix feat. Puff Daddy) 17 24 69 10 59 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.

Video albums, music video compilations and documentaries[edit]

  • Around the World (1982) (VHS / Laserdisc (Japan)))[nb 1]
  • Synchronicity Concert (1984) - AUS: Platinum[56]
  • Every Breath You Take: The Videos (1986) - AUS: Gold[57]
  • Outlandos to Synchronicities – A History of The Police Live! (1995)
  • The Very Best of Sting & The Police (1997)
  • Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006)
  • Greatest Video Hits (2007)
  • Reggatta de Blanc (2007)
  • Better Than Therapy (2008)
  • Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires (2008)
  • Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police (2012)
  • Rock'n Roll... Of Corse! (2017)
  • Around the World (Restored & Expanded) (2022) (restored and expanded reissue (both for the first time) on blu-ray and DVD (within specific combo sets: LP+DVD, CD+blu-ray and CD+DVD) of the original 1982 documentary)[58][nb 2]

Music videos[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Filmed between February 1980 and January 1981, this documentary Around The World presents a selection of live performances, behind the scenes material and The Police filming promotional videos.[55]
  2. ^ This 2022 re-release of Around the World promotes its improved picture and sound quality with the "restored & expanded" label, but fails to mention that various parts of the original release are actually cut.[55]

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