THE POLICE Scored A No 1 UK Hit With ‘WALKING ON THE MOON’ 40 Years Ago

Knockouts from the past

8 December 2019

This week, 40 years ago, THE POLICE topped the UK Singles Chart with ‘WALKING ON
THE MOON’
. It was their second No 1 hit in their home country, written by Sting and
taken from their second album Reggatta De Blanc

Sting later revealed in an interview when and how he wrote the song: “I was drunk in a hotel room in Munich, slumped on the bed with the whirling pit when this riff came into my head. I got up and started walking around the room, singing ‘Walking round the room, ya, ya, walking round the room’. That was all. In the cool light of morning I remembered what had happened and I wrote the riff down. But ‘Walking Round the Room’ was a stupid title so I thought of something even more stupid which was ‘Walking on the Moon’.”

Watch the 40-year-old clip right here…

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