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"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.    Download this sheet!
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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 over 8;000;000 copies in the US. The band broke up in 1984; but reunited in early 2007 to undertake a world tour lasting until August 2008; in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single Roxanne and also; to a lesser extent; that of their formation as a group. To date The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. "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.
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