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King Of Pain

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a breathy male lead vocalist
mallet percussion
subtle use of acoustic piano
abstract lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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sting was much better with the police
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Awesome
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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME SONG
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garammasala1 9 6 8
One of my favorites for lyrics
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@severtax--i t ' s a similar-soun d i n g song, that's why. The artist on a station is just a starting point.
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What the hell is this doing on my Enya station???
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Mine too!
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reneecharlen e 7
Oooooooh, King of Pain! My favorite song by the Police!
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Transit of Venus two yrs ago. Little black spot.
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ast1195
Great Trio! Sting is a deep writer.
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One of the best 3 man bands , great live
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Good song
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benbachelor
《♡》X《♡》
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The unmistakably British utterings of this urchin of the sea....are simply So Sublime...li s t e n all day
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rafisch81
One of my favorite songs. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is the best, IMO.
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i love listen to raggie muisc ok it cool so what up all muisc listener
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So sad
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Sorry, but it's the only police song that I don't like. I know every police song ever made (true). From '77 to '83. The police r my favourite band. But still....... . . . . . . . . .
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jarrettcovin g t o n
Alanis morrisette covered this song as "queen of pain" awesome!!!!
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Classic!
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somebody gonna have to call the POLICE, on my job diggin this song!
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How can a zillionaire be KING OF PAIN...cmon man
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Loved Sting's guest appearance on The Michael J Fox Show. Talk about the KING of PAIN!
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kotverge
Someone please explain the story of this song to me
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Classic 80's album of all time! Sting,Andy & Stuart, gentlemen you went out with a BANG! We miss you.
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The Police forever!
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i would listen to this song in my cd player everytime i go to school or come back from school. good times.
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Now i think its about being free and strong.
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Used to think this song was about paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
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Innovators combining punk ska and rock sting is and always will be a musical.geni u s . The police helped to define a generation that was about to be.consumed. b y Disco Music. EEEECCHHK,
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Huge police fan, love it
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You can't blame Sting for wanting to getaway from some of the punk/ska sounds that the band built its foundations on coming out of the late 70s. Sting was actually beginning to help to give The Police a more defined and refined sound heading into the 80s at the forefront of the time period that would ultimately be their peak and demise as a group. It is sad that the control issues were so prevalent in the band, and we didn't get more from them before the break-up.
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This song helped me get through a very dark period of my life, and I'll always remember it for that.
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Guitarist Andy Summers joking calls this Sting's 1st solo album, lol, on account of it not featuring any of the ska-ish sounds that were present in some of the songs off the 1st 4 albums, and Sting having the greatest control with regards to songwriting, what songs made it onto the LP, etc.
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Its still good music thats what really matters.lol
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Could listen to this forever
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The Police were one of the perrenial bands of the 80s, but did they realize they would receive that label at the time. It is strange how we look back at artists and bands decades later and think of them as belonging to a particular era and their sound becomes a reflection of those moments in time. Music become nostalgic when it loses its currency.
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birddog055
I 'm the queen pain. lol :)
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Do you mean king of pain rules?Cause it does boyyyeeeeeee e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e !
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The S.W.A.T. Would be the "king of pain"
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A decent track, though So Lonely and Synchronicit y II are better.
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Syncronicity was probably their best stuff.
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lreyes300
Classic police
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kelley33767
Hey Rice, it wasn't so much ego, as it was Pride, thinking more of himself than he really was. and now we all know, and where is he now and who is listneing to him? But you got it right,. Too bad he's got that fabulous distinctive voice, like nothing else still. wish he went the right way, don't you?
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The Police at their peak. Before Sting's ego got the best of him and he went solo with his tree hugging, holier than thou, I'm so pretty brand of music.
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Excellent song. Like the lyrics.
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Loved this song. Tells a sad story like much of Sting's stuff. Very intelligent lyrics, but at the same time very listenable.
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Whatever you say, future McDonald's employee.
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d.s.luce
@kreios9, yes!

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