Imagine writing a song that sold more than any other in the year it was released. The year was 1983 and the song was “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.
Now imagine having that song performed in front of you – badly – with cameras focused on you to capture every menacing face and reaction you can’t help but express.
This happened to Sting at the Polar Music Prize where the Police legend was one of two people honored with Sweden’s annual music prize.
Before Sting was presented with the award, Puerto Rican guitar legend José Feliciano played a wretched cover of “Every Breath You Take” alongside Serbian-born singer Jelena Krstic.
Watch the awful performance just for Sting’s entertaining reactions.