Day 130: Every breath you take, The Police
This song has an interesting back story. Sting wrote this song about totalitarian regimes that keep tight control over their population through extensive surveillance.
However, after this song was released, Sting received lots of letters from starry-eyed couples saying how this song captured beautifully the dynamics of their relationship. Sting was so nonplussed by the correspondence that he wrote and released tomorrow’s song.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 19 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!