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Jokes:

Q. What do bees, wasps and Police all have in common? A. Sting.
Submitted by: Ira K.
Q. What do doughnuts and Peanuts have in common? A. The Police
Submitted by: Ira K.

Band Name Origins:

  • Stewart Copeland's father--Miles Copeland, Jr.--was a co-founder of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His brother, Miles III, was a founding partner of the record label known as the International Recording Syndicate (IRS). And, his other brother, Ian, was a founding partner of the talent agency called Frontier Booking International (FBI). Derived from trivia under the IMDB entry for "The Police (music group). " Which can be cross-referenced via "Sting (Feyd-Rautha)" under the cast listings for "Dune: The Motion Picture. Submitted by: Carycomic
  • Although correct about IRS and FBI, Sting's name has nothing to do with any 'institution of authority'. He used to wear a certain black and yellow sweater on stage that made him look like a bee or a wasp. Somehow it became the cooler sounding 'Sting'. Submitted by: cavefish

Stupid Band Names:

  • These three look more like "The Criminals" than "The Police". Submitted by: dude

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sting""School Teacher"He taught English and Soccer. - Larcen Tyler
"Sting""Phys Ed Teacher"Born Gordon Sumner, he got the nickname "Sting" from a striped yellow and black jacket he used to wear. - Michael E Cormier

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sting""Sting continued to have hits, even after leaving the Police. Not sure I can say the same for the other band members." - Tim Kramar
"Sting""Sting told Andy and Stewart in the mid 80's that he was disbanding the group temporarily to pursue solo projects. Gotta be the longest layoff in music history." - Michael E Cormier

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Synchronicity II"They repeat "Many miles away" a lot at the end of the song and in the chorus-type sections. - Rich

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The 5-0Rapper slang for cops (derived from Hawaii Five-0)Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Beat DownIf they were Los Angeles-based rappersRobert D. Arndt Jr.
The CriminalsBased on how they dressed in their heydayThat Guy Over There

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Rock Sand""Roxanne"Brit Boxx
"Message On My Cell Phone""Message In A Bottle"britrock
"Message On My Blackberry""Message In A Bottle"britrock
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Tragic""Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"Amanda Svenson
"Massage In A Brothel""Message In A Bottle"nigelm

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Hole In My Life,"Life is a period of time, holes are physical.GlamRockNinjaLord
"I Am The Sun,"No person can be the Sun.Yvette Bristle
"Wrapped Around Your Finger,"No one's that small or elastic. Peter
"Invisible Sun,"All stars give off some light.Evan
"Spirits In The Material World,"Spirits aren't able to interact like that.Larcen Tyler

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Nobody But Me," The Human Beinz"So Lonely," The Police
"Witchy Woman," Eagles"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," The Police
"Mystic Lady," T Rex"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," The Police
"Leave Me Alone," Michael Jackson"Don't Stand So Close To Me," The Police
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Omega Ma" originally "Omega Man"
Candy Welty
"Walking In Our Footsteps" originally "Walking In Your Footsteps"
Peter
"Waking In Your Footsteps" originally "Walking In Your Footsteps"
Peter
"Very Little Thing She Does Is Magic" originally "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Changes the tunes meaning drastically.
Peter
"Mega Man" originally "Omega Man"
Yessenia

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Shadows In The Brain" originally "Shadows In The Rain"
Edward
"Canary In A Coral Mine" originally "Canary In A Coal Mine"
Lydia Helton
"Spirits Win The Material World" originally "Spirits In The Material World"
Mermaid's Pedicurist
"Don't Stand So Close To Men" originally "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
Darkren
"Don't Stand So Close To Meg" originally "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
She's got the flu and she's very contagious
Edward

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Dead End Joy" originally "Dead End Job"
Susan
"Rosanne" originally "Roxanne"
Susie Creamcheese
"Sing Of Pain" originally "King Of Pain"
Yvette Bristle
"Every Breath You Fake" originally "Every Breath You Take"
baa
"Walking On Your Footsteps" originally "Walking In Your Footsteps"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Walking on the Moon""Water on the Moon"Wayne Land
"Message In A Bottle""Tomb Raider's New Battle"Logan Maxwell
"Every breath you take""Know the news are fake"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Message in a Bottle""Terminator's Next Battle"Logan Maxwell
"Message In a Bottle""Turtles in a Bottle"Logan Maxwell
"Message in a Bottle""Kitten in the Jungle"Logan Maxwell
"Every Breath You Take""Every Snap You Take"Ogi
"Roxanne""Rock Sand"Pardoe
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic""Every Single Thing You Say Is Graphic"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Message In A Bottle""Ferret in a Brothel"Phil Alexander

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Voices Inside My HeadBehind the Voice Actors (Webpage)Brandon Reina
Voices Inside My HeadMental HospitalTim Hall
Every Breath You TakeAsthma InhalersMikey Squirrel
So LonelyViagraNowlan9
Every Breath You TakeCigarettesM.P.
There are additional Police commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
So LonelyDating ServiceAmy
So LonelyDating ServiceAmy
Don't Stand So Close To MeHigh SchoolIgnorant Sportsguy
Every Breath You TakeStalker HotlineSquash
Murder By Numbers911Shane
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Walking On Sunshine
   Katrina And The Waves
Walking On The Moon
   The Police
Walking On Moonshine
What a waste of good moonshine.
Sheila Oh
Why Can't I Be You?
   The Cure
Next To You
   The Police
Why Can't I Be Next To You?
Serafina
The Kids Don't Stand A Chance
   Vampire Weekend
Don't Stand So Close To Me
   The Police
The Kids Don't Stand A Chance So Close To Me
Peter
Everyone's Gone To The Moon
   Jonathan King
Walking On The Moon
   The Police
Everyone's Gone Walking On The Moon
That's one GIANT leap for mankind!
Peter
There are additional Police duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sleeping With Police Sirens
Sleeping With Sirens combined with Police
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Max Frost & The Police Troopers
Max Frost & The Troopers combined with The Police
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Traffic Police
Traffic combined with The Police
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Riot Police
Riot combined with The Police
...In their riot gear.
Submitted By: No Name Given

There are additional Police Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll send an S.O.S. to the womb
Original Lyrics:
I'll send an S.O.S. to the world
"Canary in a Coalmine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Living in Tacoma
Original Lyrics:
Canary in a coal mine.
"Every Breath You Take"
Misheard Lyrics:
Since you're gone, I'll be flossed with all a trace
Original Lyrics:
Since you're gone, I'll be lost without a trace
"Synchronicity II"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another working day has ended
You better wash your hands and face.
Original Lyrics:
Another working day has ended
Only the rush hour hell to face.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
100 billion castaways
Looking for a w--re
Original Lyrics:
100 billion castaways
Looking for a home

Story about this misheard lyric by: Celeste

I'm not sure how I heard it this way or why? But I was so sure that this is what Sting was singing.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Roxanne"
Better Lyrics:
Carly
VP for Ted Cruz just isn't right
His days are over
Ol' Lyin' Ted has already lost the fight

Carly
Were wise to give up the campaign fight
Now you do this, honey?
Ticket to please the Establishment Right?
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night

Roxanne
You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Every Breath You Take"
Better Lyrics:
Why can't you pee?
You got V.D.
How your poor d*** aches
With every piss you take
Original Lyrics:
Oh can't you see?
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take
Submitted by: Ed
"Message in a Bottle"
Better Lyrics:
I'll send an S.O.S.
to the squirrels
I'll send an S.O.S.
to the squirrels
Message in an acorn
Original Lyrics:
I'll send an S.O.S.
to the world
I'll send an S.O.S.
to the world
Message in a bottle
Submitted by: Ray Jewhurst
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Synchronicity II"
The Funny Lyrics:
And every single meeting with his so-called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch.
Why They're Funny:
Gee, I had no idea anything could be that painful. Just the way Sting screams it just makes me laugh to no end.
Submitted by: AnimaniacZero
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true
Why They're Repetitive:
The line 'De do do do, de da da da' appears four times in each chorus and a dozen times in the song.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Don't stand
Don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Why They're Repetitive:
Why do you need to say "Don't stand" three times?
Submitted by: Aristotle
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"King Of Pain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Eyes torn out"?! I don't know that that's possible. He may be blind, or have been born with optical problems, or might've even had some surgical operations near them, but I doubt that they'd be "torn out"...that just doesn't make any sense.
Submitted by: Barb Dwyer
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true
Why They're Nonsensical:
At least you got that right, Sting.
Submitted by: Charlie
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da"
The Insincere Lyrics:
De Doo Doo Doo
De Da Da Da
Is all I want to say to you
Why They're Insincere:
Because Sting then spent the next 20 years preaching at us
Submitted by: Andrew Warmington
"Every Breath You Take"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Oh can't you see?
You belong to me?
Every fool heart aches,
every bond you break.
Why They're Insincere:
I wonder if Sting is a stalker because it sounds like he's stalking an ex.
Submitted by: Celeste

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turn me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on.
Why They're Misrhymed:
This has bugged me for years. To rhyme the same exact word? Please!
Submitted by: Kyle Dusang
"Roxanne"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up
So put away your make-up
Why They're Misrhymed:
Pathetic.
Submitted by: ivy
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
The Dated Lyrics:
I see you've sent my letters back
And my LP records and they're all scratched
Why They're Dated:
At first i thought LP records was dated , but so are letters !!!
Submitted by: tomario
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Born in the 50s"
The Lyrics:
'My mother cried, when President Kennedy died'
Who They Mention:
JFK
Submitted by: Ed
"Born in the 50s"
The Lyrics:
'They screamed,..when the Beatles sang'
Who They Mention:
the Beatles
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Synchronicity II"
The Lyrics:
We have to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies
Product Brand Name:
Rice Krispies
Submitted by: Lilli
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Song Lyrics:
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be the teacher's pet
Song They Mention:
"Teacher's Pet" - Doris Day.
Submitted by: Cassandra
"Every Breath You Take"
The Song Lyrics:
Oh, can't you see?
You belong to me.
Song They Mention:
"You Belong To Me" - The Duprees
Submitted by: nally

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Walking On The Moon"
Opening Lines:
Giant steps are what you take walking on the moon.
Comments:
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
"Roxanne"
Opening Lines:
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"De do do do, de da da da"
The Made Up Words:
De do do do, de da da da
Comments:
Submitted by: Michael E Cormier
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Every Breath You Take"
The Lyrics:
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you
Why:
It's a stalker singing.
Submitted by: dxman
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Bomb's A Way" originally "Bombs Away"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"King Of Pa In" originally "King Of Pain"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Wrap Ped Around Your Finger" originally "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
New form of violence towards pedestrians?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Mess Age In A Bottle" originally "Message In A Bottle "
A good place for a messy age.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Spirit Sin The Material World" originally "Spirits In The Material World"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Police Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
Everything she do
just turns me on.
Why:
Obviously it's "Everything she does just turns me on."
Submitted by: Celeste
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
It's a big enough umbrella,
but it's always me THAT ends up getting wet....
Why:
People are referred to as "who".
Submitted by: Kerry

Band Name Anagrams:

O Pic Ethel Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott
Chile Poet Submitted by: Joanna Whitmire
The Lie Cop Submitted by: Evan
Oh Pet Lice Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Like in, "Oh! Sting must have pet lice!"
He Pot Lice Submitted by: BulldozerBegins
He has a pot full of lice! Infestation time!

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Go Assemble A Tent" originally "Message In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Got Essential Beam" originally "Message In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Poking A Fin" originally "King Of Pain"
Submitted by: Joe
"Do Consult Any Giants" originally "Can't Stand Losing You"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Rod Retains Vet" originally "Driven To Tears"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
Banned by the BBC for the single cover, depicting drummer Stewart Copeland hanging himself
Submitted by: Evan
"Invisible Sun"
A song about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the song received little airplay in the UK and the video was banned by the BBC and not shown on its chart programme "Top of the Pops".
Submitted by: Dave

Song Title Acrostics:

THE: "Truth Hits Everybody"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ping Of Cain" originally "King Of Pain"
Cain wouldn't have killed, if he'd been Abel...
Submitted by: Benski Korhonen
"Ox Ran" originally "Roxanne"
Submitted by: Dionne Peacewick
"Every Teeth You Break" originally "Every Breath You Take"
Submitted by: Peter

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Hungry for you"
The Lyrics:
Rien de dormier cette nuit Je veux de toi Jusque'a` ce que je sois sec Mais nos corps sont tout mouille's Comple'tement couvert de sueur Nous nous noyons dans la mare'e Je n'ai aucun de'sir Tu as ravage' mon coeur Et mois j'ai bu ton sang And there is much more.... Only a few lines in English.
Why:
Beautiful song
Submitted by: Jan Veltkamp
 

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
The Lyrics:
You can call it lack of confidence,
but to carry on living doesn't make no sense.
Why:
Sting's thinking suicide. Simple as that.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day
And ask her if shell marry me in some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?
Why:
Cheerful little number in the chorus, but in this section of the song, Sting reveals quite explicitly that his nerves prevent him from even giving this admired lady a telephone call. Poor, shy Sting! :)
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Song Lawsuits:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
A TV ad promoting the electronic toy SIMON featured a band that was a direct rip-off of the Police. The singer's voice was a dead ringer for Sting and the band was playing a commercial ditty that had a Police-like pop-reggae sound and a chorus chant that went, "Dah doo dah doo, dah doo dah doo". Too much an imitation of the 1980-1981 hit "De do do do De da da da". Needless to say the shit soon hit the fan and the TV ad was taken off and some sort of settlement was made with the Police. I first saw this TV commercial during the autumn of 1983 and it was blantanly obvious that it was soon going to be Lawsuit City.
Submitted by: Every Breath You Take, I'll Be Suing You

Lyrics Alliteration:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
The Lyrics:
De do do do
De da da da
Is all I want to say to you
Why:
Eight D-words in a row in the first two lines together.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Low Piece originally "The Police"
Submitted by: Adlai Alda
The Low Piece originally "The Police"
Submitted by: Adlai Alda

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Murder By Numbers"
This song is the last cut on the band's last studio album, "Synchronicity". The Police had already agreed amiably to disband. At the end of the track there is the sound of applause. The last studio album from the Beatles, "Let It Be" features the same gimmick - on that album's last track , "Get Back", at the end there is applause and then John Lennon says a few comments including that "on behahf of the band I hope we pahssed the audition". (spelling emphases are mine). The Beatles and the Police have more than "passed auditions", they squash American Idol like a grape!
Submitted by: Billy Is An Idol
"Friends"
Andy Summers is featured as the vocalist for this bit of B-side weirdness..."I likes to eat my friends!"
Submitted by: Agrimorfee
"Mother"
Possibly the most skipped track in the entire Police catalog, just a song about a boy's devotion to his mother. Or is it? Just try to figure out the time signature!
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Stuart Copeland's Soundtrack Work"
The Police's drummer Stuart Copeland expanded his musical resume in 1998 when he did the soundtrack for the PlayStation exclusive video game "Spyro the Dragon". He did the soundtracks for the series for the first four games until the company decided to go with someone else.
Submitted by: JeReMy

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Kevlar Vests
as worn by the police
Submitted by: Rychendroll

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Runaway Bride"
My favorite Paramount movie (1999)
Submitted by: from me
"Message In A Bottle"
1999 film w/ Kevin Costner & Robin Wright Penn
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Roxanne"
1987 Steve Martin film.
Submitted by: crazydon

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Lyrics:
Those girls are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be a teacher's pet.
Why:
Imagine what would happen if a student's phone went off? They would think that the teacher is having an inappropriate relationship with their student.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional Bad Ringtone Choices available.

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