Wait, haven't we seen this movie before? Yes, yes we have.
Like we said, it's just about the ultimate cliché. But that doesn't mean it's not also a classic, killer song. We may have seen this movie before, but where else have we felt the kind of true anguish that Sting conveys in his wailing vocals? "Roooooxxxxxannnnnne! You don't have to put on that red light…"
About the Song
|Artist||The Police||Musician(s)||Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, backup vocals), Stewart Copeland (drums, backup vocals)|
|Producer(s)||Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers|
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On the Charts"Roxanne" didn't make the charts when it was first released in 1978, but in 1979 it reached #12 in the UK and #32 in the USA.
"Roxanne" ranks #388 on Rolling Stone 's top 500 songs of all time.
The song appeared on every single one of The Police's Greatest Hits albums.
The Police played "Roxanne" at the 2007 Grammys to kick off their sold-out reunion tour of '07-'08. The tour ended up grossing $358 million, making it the third most lucrative concert tour of all time.