Song of the Day #4,365: ‘Shape of My Heart’ – Sting

My #4 album of 1993 is Sting’s fourth solo record, Ten Summoner’s Tales. While 1987’s …Nothing Like the Sun holds the title as my favorite Sting album, this one is right up there with it.

An Album of the Year Grammy nominee and triple Platinum seller, this album didn’t produce any runaway hits but it is Sting’s top-selling album. Singles ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’ and ‘Fields of Gold’ reached #17 and #23, respectively, on Billboard’s Hot 100.

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Song of the Day #3,225: ‘Fields of Gold’ – Sting vs. Sinead O’Connor

Stepping into the ring for the next Montauk Madness battle are a couple of iconic figures from across the pond. Sting (but not The Police) vs. Sinead O’Connor.

Neither of these artists is a slam dunk favorite of mine, but both have put out music I absolutely adore. And both have trailed off later in their careers, making this more of a nostalgia pick.

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Song of the Day #1,920: ‘Something the Boy Said’ – Sting

ten_summoners_talesI don’t know if Sting qualifies as a guilty pleasure, but I find myself a little embarrassed to post one of his songs.

I think a lot of people dislike Sting because of his music, while I generally like his music but dislike him for his personality.

His solo career from the mid-80s to early 90s was rock solid, not to mention his best work with The Police. After that it was pretty much all downhill. He certainly didn’t do himself any favors with that lute album.

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