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Happy birthday, Sting: Every song you make, we'll be listening to you

Today, October 2, 2020, Sting turns 69. To borrow from his own song, every song that he records, we’ll be listening to it; every move that he makes in music, films and causes, we’ll be following it.

“Every breath you take and every move you make,

Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you.”

In May 2019, this song was recognised by Broadcast Music. Inc (a leader in music rights management) as being the most played song in radio history. Very few amongst the English music listeners would not have heard it. It was the biggest US and UK hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks, and the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also topped the Billboard Top Tracks chart for nine weeks.

At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, the song won ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals’. The accolades are endless. The lyrics are the words of a possessive lover who is watching "every breath you take; every move you make".

The creator of the song would have hardly believed that a song of surveillance would not only sweep the

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