"Message in a Bottle" is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. The song is ostensibly about a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek help. A year later, he feels that there is no need for love. Later on, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there. The Police debuted the song on live television. The single was The Police's first number one hit in the United Kingdom, but only reached #74 in the United States. The Police are a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting (vocals; bass guitar); Andy Summers (guitar; vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums; percussion; vocals). The band became globally popular in the early 1980s; playing a style of rock that was influenced by jazz; rock and reggae music.. Their 1983 album; Synchronicity; was number one in the UK and the US and sold.
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