Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)
Nominated in: 2015
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Dream Of The Blue Turtles (1985)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (1985)||☆||♫||☊|
|If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (1993)||☆||♫||☊|
|Fields of Gold (1993)||☆||♫||☊|
Sting @ Wikipedia
Comments35 comments so far (post your own)
Solo career wasn't a total bust....he had about a half dozen classics, but none of it was as clever as his former band...
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 03:02am
True, "...Nothing like the sun" didn't suck. And I have sortof a soft spot for "Russians," even though it's aged really badly. But he's already in there with the Police; I'm perfectly happy letting that be his sole representation.
Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 07:49am
Sting's solo career starting off with much promise. "Dream of the Blue Turtles" was a nice stylistic break from The Police, showng that he wasn't going to just continue sounding like the Police even though the band was broken up. "Bring on the Night" was a nice live showcase of a unique band he put together. "...Nothing Like the Sun" was also adventurous and varied. "Soul Cages" is way underrated, probably his best solo album thematically and lyrically. But after that, he became like Elton John and Eric Clapton in the latter part of their careers, boring AOR, autopilot crap. But his early solo stuff is so strong that I might still let him him.
Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 01.30.07 @ 10:15am
Of course the darling of the MOR set will make it, but I'm not listening to the man we dub "stink"
Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.5.07 @ 12:49pm
police: of course.
Posted by bleedin' quadrophenic on Saturday, 06.16.07 @ 09:23am
Sting has experimented with all genres of music in his time as a solo artist and has influenced many great artists today. John Mayer, Rob Thomas, Maroon 5 and many others say Sting is a brilliant song writer and big influence.
Posted by Ryan on Friday, 06.22.07 @ 08:24am
"If you are just making your judgements based on the radio songs Sting has put out..then you are missing out."
Posted by shawn mc on Friday, 06.22.07 @ 08:49am
I thought letting him in with the Police was somewhat generous as it is. His solo work is absolutely horrid.
Posted by Creepozoid on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 01:34am
"I thought letting him in with the Police was somewhat generous as it is. His solo work is absolutely horrid."
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 06:55am
" I thought letting him in with the Police was somewhat generous as it is. His solo work is absolutely horrid."
Posted by shawn mc on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 07:54am
The Police are one of the greatest bands ever. Hands down. Saw them the other night in Houston, and the show rocked. What kind of moron can't see their greatness?
Posted by Dezmond on Sunday, 07.1.07 @ 14:48pm
Agreed Dezmond, as for the solo career, Dream of the BT and Nothing like the sun to me were so original and different, that those two albums alone should push him in...plus, he is Sting :-)
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 07.1.07 @ 16:36pm
While I agree with you Dez that Sting's first three albums are his strongest and most intriguing, I'd also put "Ten Summoner's Tales" from '93 in there too; you wouldn't?
Posted by shawn mc on Sunday, 07.1.07 @ 16:44pm
Dez, the solo career may be debatable, my response was the "creeps" claim that his solo career has been " absolutely horrid."
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 07.1.07 @ 18:50pm
If Sting retires, can we just call him Stung?
Posted by K-Money on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:47am
He can only retire once he's released enough insipid solo albums to make everyone forget how good The Police's first four albums and the second side of Synchronicity were.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 11:28am
I think he deserves the honor. I like all his solo cd's......Ten Sumner's Tales is one of my fav. His lyrics.....pure poetry.....read his lyrics to Ghost Story, Mad About You, All This Time, Love Is Stronger Than Justice, Shape of My Heart, Fragile, etc. The guy is amazing.
Posted by bquest on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 11:20am
He's in with the Police. And that's all he should be in for.
Posted by Blueby on Wednesday, 10.8.08 @ 17:55pm
Rock & Roll Jeopardy
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 07.24.09 @ 23:30pm
Someone said letting in The Police was "generous"? Good God, somebody hand me a knife and a gun. As for his solo work, I say no. I grew up with it thanks to my parents, and he's written some really great stuff (for those who lost interest after the 80's, Mercury Falling has some beautiful songs and Brand New Day has some good stuff), but can we honestly call it groundbreaking? Plus, I know of few (if any) artists that are inspired by him outside of the police. He still has a great voice (the one-off appearance with Jeff Beck at the Hall of Fame shows), but considering the backlog of worthy artists that are waiting, I'll have to vote no.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 12:28pm
"The Jaguar commercial using "Desert Rose" was an eye rooler." - Shawn
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.6.10 @ 19:54pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_(musician)#Criticism_and_controversy If you want to know more.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.6.10 @ 19:54pm
NO NO NO !!
Posted by James Robinson on Sunday, 04.11.10 @ 16:06pm
Formula for being a hypocrite: Be an environmentalist and endorse cars with "Desert Rose" being played on Jaguar adds AND claim to be such a humanitarian whilst playing a private concert for the Uzbek President whose country under him has received a dreadful human rights record. I know this has nothing to do with his music but it's still an eyebrow raiser.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 07.28.10 @ 09:59am
(Applause.) Perfectly stated, Tahvo. A flawless, five star masterpiece of a statement. I might add that Sting and his wife also own 8 properties (no, not near where I'm moving to)... and why does Mrs. Gordon Sumner need a private jet to fly from their New York apartment to D.C.? Oh well, I'm still happy to listen to some of his solo stuff, but like you said he doesn't quite cut it as far as a second induction is concerned.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 07.30.10 @ 15:23pm
No, The Police is enough.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 16:05pm
Personally, I agree. However, you never can tell. He may just get in again.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 17:56pm
STING IS A GREAT MUSICIAN I ALSO THINK HE'S A TEACHER IN MUSIC. HE HAS INFLUENCE ME TO WRITE LYRIC POEMS NOT TO BE FAMOUS BUT TO USE THEM AS TOOLS. AND TO MAYBE HELP SOMEONE ELSE I ENJOY WRITING THEM BUT I BEEN ON A WRITER BLOCK. SINCE MY DAD PASSED AWAY LIKE STING SAYS IT'S LIKE A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE.
Posted by RANDY EADS on Friday, 04.20.12 @ 01:37am
there should be WAY more songs and albums listed!
Posted by mikhail on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 21:01pm
Sting will be inducted in RRHOF.They are running out of quality acts to induct. He has so much respect from the other musicians in the music industry. I liked his early solo work which will probably propel him over the top.He's still recording & writing in 2014 when others have retired.
Posted by KING on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 01:29am
2014 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.7.14 @ 17:13pm
Fishy Fishy!! 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree and now 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame possible inductee.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.20.14 @ 17:25pm
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES WHO WILL VOTE FOR STING
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.28.14 @ 08:22am
Roy's annual excercise in stereotyping.
Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 10.28.14 @ 13:42pm
Honestly, I was surprised Sting was not inducted. He was one of the biggest names on the ballot and respected musician. Sting's one of those greatest living artists types like Bob Dylan, Bono, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Bono, Jimmy Page who have lived a long life and earned that respect and 1 name recognition. Credit the RRHOF Committee for examining the nominees work and selecting other artists. Sting could be a good bet to return to the ballot in 2015-2016 as some of the singer/songwriters have been inducted. Don't know my FAV Sting solo song. Might be Free Free Set Them Free or Love Is The Seventh Wave. KING
Posted by KING on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 01:27am
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