The Police's most iconic hit: 'Roxanne' or 'Every Breath You Take'? | The Tylt
The Police's most iconic hit: 'Roxanne' or 'Every Breath You Take'?
"Roxanne" was one of the Police's first big hits. The song is praised for taking on the point of view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute and tries to convince her to give it up. While it's not one of the band's highest charting singles, the song was met with critical acclaim and helped launch the group into superstar status. "Roxanne" is ranked at #398 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
Below are some notable lyrics to the acclaimed song, per Genius.
🎶 Roxanne. You don't have to put on the red light. Those days are over. You don't have to sell your body to the night. Roxanne. You don't have to wear that dress tonight. Walk the streets for money. You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right.🎶
"Every Breath You Take" not only topped the Billboard Hot 100, but is also considered the band's biggest hit of all time. Many people think "Every Breath You Take" is a love song, but in reality, the song is about a stalker. The hit won Song of the Year at the 1984 Grammys.
Below are some significant lyrics to "Every Breath You Take," per Genius.
🎶 Every breath you take. Every move you make. Every bond you break. Every step you take. I'll be watching you. Every single day. Every word you say. Every game you play. Every night you stay. I'll be watching you.🎶