Favorite "Moon" Songs #4 - "Walking on the Moon"
May 31, 2017 4:54pm CST
Yep, Sting has already appeared in this countdown (#8) as a solo artist, and now he's back as a member of The Police. They are #4 in my Favorite "Moon" Songs series, with "Walking on the Moon." Sting claims he wrote "Walking on the Moon" while drunk, and, even so, as the second single from their 1979 album, Reggatta de Blanc, it did quite well for itself. Although it did not chart in the US, "Walking on the Moon" it was a #1 on the UK Singles chart, and Top 10 in six other countries. The Police were known, especially early on, for a new wave sound that combined punk, reggae, and jazz into something quite unique. "Walking on the Moon" is one example of that, a reggae-oriented new wave tune that highlights just why Stewart Copeland is one of my favorite drummers. As you listen, focus on Copeland's drumming and percussion, and tell me the guy isn't awesome. "Walking on the Moon:" Proof that Sting should get drunk more often! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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