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The Police

Wrapped Around Your Finger

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Soundtrack
  • Punk
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  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1979
  • 1977
  • 1978

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“Wrapped Around Your Finger” is the second UK single from The Police’s 1983 album Synchronicity. It was released worldwide by A&M Records and featured non-album track “Someone To Talk To” as a b-side. Like other Police songs from this period, it features mythological and literary references, notably to the Scylla and Charybdis monsters of Greek mythology, and the German legend of Faust. It has a relatively slow, almost foreboding feel in the beginning verses, modulating to evoke a lighter, triumphant feel during the chorus. It reached #7 in the UK charts in July 1983 and was the fourth single from Synchronicity to chart in the US, making it to #8 on the Billboard chart in March 1984. The music video furthers the ethereal feeling the song gives off, by having footage of the... Read on...

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