Favorite "Moon" Songs #4 - "Walking on the Moon"

@teamfreak16 (41972)
Denver, Colorado
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)
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Walking On The Moon (Remastered 2003) · The Police Reggatta De Blanc ? 2003 A&M Records Ltd. Relea...
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• United States
31 May 17
This did not chart over here Scott? I had no idea! Love this one!!
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
31 May 17
I couldn't find anything. I didn't see anything saying it wasn't released here. I might have to go double check.
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• United States
31 May 17
@teamfreak16 Oh its okay I believe you I just had no clue
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@dgobucks226 (14224)
3 Jun 17
One of first New Wave bands to achieve some mainstream success!
@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jun 17
They could do no wrong in the 80's.
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@JohnRoberts (64815)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jun 17
Remember this one well. Thought this song was a bit dreamy and spacey.
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Jun 17
It's that whole reggae vibe thing.
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@FourWalls (15704)
• United States
1 Jun 17
Three big thumbs up...one for Sting, one for Andy, and one for Stewart!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Jun 17
Sting is the only one I can think of that has made one of my countdowns as a member of a band and as a solo artist.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
1 Jun 17
For some reason I got the idea of Sting singing this with a cold one day and had 'Wogging onna moo' stuck in my brain
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Jun 17
It's funny because you can actually picture it.
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@TheHorse (73345)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 May 17
I'll give this a listen when I get back from seeing my kid client. I liked the Police but never saw them live.
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
31 May 17
I never got to see them, either. They were always sold out when they came through.
@crossbones27 (21982)
• Redlands, California
31 May 17
The guy isn't awesome. Hey, you told me to tell you that. He is indeed awesome and love Sting's voice on this song with those percussion beats.
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
31 May 17
He's the worst. Ever.
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@TRBRocks420 (84186)
• Banks, Oregon
31 May 17
Another pretty good song there. Sting had a lot of them.
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
31 May 17
He wrote some great songs, that's for sure.
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@magnumopus (1664)
• Singapore
31 May 17
I always love the quality of Sting's voice especially when it's blended with that of Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart in the song "All For Love"!
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@teamfreak16 (41972)
• Denver, Colorado
31 May 17
I honestly have not heard that one.