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 albums5
Live albums2
Compilation albums7
Video albums10
Music videos18
EPs1
Singles26
Soundtrack albums4

The English rock band The Police has released five studio albums, two live albums, seven compilation albums, twelve video albums, four soundtrack albums, and 26 singles. The Police sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

The Police studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
JPN
[7]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
SWE
[10]
US
[11]
Outlandos d'Amour
  • Released: 2 November 1978
  • Label: A&M
6 15 22 2 2 6 23
Reggatta de Blanc
  • Released: 2 October 1979
  • Label: A&M
1 1 3 1 16 7 1 4 21 25
Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Released: 3 October 1980
  • Label: A&M
1 1 2 1 5 2 16 2 3 8 5
Ghost in the Machine
  • Released: 2 October 1981
  • Label: A&M
1 1 1 1 4 1 29 1 5 6 2
Synchronicity
  • Released: 17 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.

Live albums[edit]

The Police live albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
BEL
[22]
CAN
[23]
FIN
[24]
FRA
[4]
GER
[25]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
SCO
[26]
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.

Compilation albums[edit]

The Police compilation albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[27]
CAN
[28]
FRA
[4]
GER
[29]
ITA
[30]
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 7
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
The 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.

Box sets[edit]

The Police box sets
Title Album details Peaks Certifications
UK
[39]
US
[11]
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
"—" 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Music videos[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

The Police singles
Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[39]
AUS
[2]
BEL
[40]
CAN
[41]
GER
[42]
IRE
[43]
ITA
[44]
NED
[45]
NZ
[46]
SPA
[47]
US
[48]
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 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 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 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 13 1 25 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 14 69 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.
  • 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 II on the b side. Apparently, most copies have the word Synchronicity misspelt on the label, and a correctly spelt one is rarer. Also, due to listing the singles by their U.K. release, the U.S. order of release is altered. For instance, "King of Pain" is listed as the fourth single from the "Synchronicity" album to be released, though in the U.S. it was released as the second U.S. single from that album in 1983 as the follow-up to "Every Breath You Take."

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc) |format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ Canadian Albums:
  4. ^ a b c "French Albums". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  5. ^ German Albums:
  6. ^ Italian Albums:
  7. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  8. ^ a b c "Dutch Albums". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "New Zealand Albums". charts.nz. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Swedish Albums". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d "The Police > Chart hHistory > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Canadian Certification". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "French Certification". SNEP. Retrieved 11 July 2016. Look in drop-down list for The Police
  15. ^ a b c d e f g "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Police)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "RIAA Certification". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  17. ^ a b c d "Dutch album certifications – Police" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 13 December 2019. Enter Police in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  18. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  19. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  20. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  21. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) Albums". ultratop.nl. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  23. ^ Canadian Albums:
  24. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961". suomenlistalevyt.blogspot.co.uk (in Finnish). Sisältää Hitin - Suomen listalevyt (Timo Pennanen). Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  25. ^ German Albums:
  26. ^ Scottish Albums:
  27. ^ "Austrian Albums". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  28. ^ Canadian Albums:
  29. ^ German Albums:
  30. ^ Italian Albums:
  31. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2016 Albums". ARIA.
  33. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  35. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Police – Best of" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  36. ^ a b "Italian Certification". FIMI. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  37. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  38. ^ "New Zealand Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  39. ^ a b "UK Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  40. ^ "Belgian (Flanders) Singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  41. ^ Canadian Singles:
  42. ^ German Singles:
  43. ^ "Irish Singles". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  44. ^ "Italian Singles". hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  45. ^ "Netherlands Singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  46. ^ "New Zealand Singles". charts.nz. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  47. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  48. ^ "The Police > Chart hHistory > Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2019.