4. 'So Lonely'
Part of the genius of the Police was their ability to fuse punk and reggae. The best example of that is "So Lonely." Sting freely admits that they ripped off Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" – and it's obvious when you listen to the two songs back-to-back – but they infused it with a tremendous amount of punk energy and angst. The end result is something completely unique, and it had a huge impact on rock music. It wasn't a hit when it first came out in 1978, but in 1980, the Police were huge and they rereleased the song. Radio finally embraced it and it's become one of their signature songs.