3. 'Every Breath You Take'
The Police had a lot of huge hits, but this is the one that towers over all of them. It was Number One for eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy for Song of the Year. It's the song that took them out of basketball arenas and into football stadiums. It's the one Police song that your parents know.
The irony is that most people see it as a love song and it's often played at weddings and other special events, but it's really about a deranged stalker. It was also recorded at a time when relations between the band had reached an all-time low and they were actually beating each other up in the studio. It's impossible to know where the Police would have gone had they stayed together, but this song really marked the end of the band. They went out on top of the world.