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Synchronicity is the fifth album of The Police. The album was produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham



The album was originally released on June 1983 by A&M Records. It was reissued on October 25, 1980 by A&M. The album features the most hit single, Every Breath You Take of the band. It chartered number one both on Pop Albums and Billboard 200 charts. It contains 11 track of songs.


Track Title Duration
1 Synchronicity I 3:26
2 Walking in Your Footsteps 3:36
3 O My God 4:92
4 Mother 3:05
5 Miss Gradenko 2:00
6 Synchronicity II 5:02
7 Every Breath You Take 4:14
8 King of Pain 4:58
9 Wrapped Around Your Finger 5:13
10 Tea in The Sahara 4:11
11 Murder By Numbers 4:34

Awards & Certifications


Year Award Category
1983 Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Every Breath You Take
1983 Grammy Awards Song of The Year for Every Breath You Take
1983 Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Synchronicity II

Chart Toppers

Year Title Mainstream Rock The Billboard Hot 100
1983 Every Breath You Take 1 1
1983 King of Pain 1 3


Performance Credits

  • The Police Primary Artist, Noise
  • Stewart Copeland Drums, Vocals
  • Sting Bass, Vocals
  • Andy Summers Guitar, Vocals

Technical Credits

  • The Police Producer
  • David Foster Tape Research
  • Margaret Goldfarb Reissue Production Coordination
  • Dave Collins Mastering
  • Bob Ludwig Mastering
  • Hugh Padgham Producer, Engineer
  • Vartan Art Direction
  • Norman Moore Art Direction
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff Art Direction
  • Meire Murakami Reissue Design

Tape research

  • Jane Hitchin
  • David Lascelles
  • Zoe Roberts
  • Brendan Morris
  • Randy Aronson


  • In 2001, the TV network VH1 named Synchronicity the 50th greatest album of all time.
  • In 2003, the album was ranked number 455 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


Song Meanings


The openinng song, Synchronicity is a pretty good new wave song, with a cool beat. Synchronicity II is one of the better songs on the album. Every Breath You Take has an all time best lyrics. --Autolady006 19:32, 21 April 2007 (PDT)

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