Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (song)

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"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
Single cover art for Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 (song)
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1986-10-03 ((UK)

1986-10-07 (USA)

Recorded: 1986
Length: 4:47
Album(s): Message In A Box
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Laurie Latham, The Police
Studio(s): RAK Recording Studios
Released as single? YES

"Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1986.

About the song

There are two versions of this song. The shorter version was released as a 7" single and on some Greatest Hits albums as well as on the US version of Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings. The extended version was released on the 12" single as well as on the German version of Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

"Don't Stand So Close To Me '86" appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box 1993-MM-DD UK

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Dont86 cdsingle.jpg CD-17435 "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 1986-MM-DD USA

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Dont86usa.jpg AM-2879 "Don't Stand So Close To Me '86"/"Don't Stand So Close To Me" (live) 1986-10-07 USA

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) 1986-MM-DD Country

Video

"Don't Stand So Close To Me" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
1982 "Don't Stand So Close To Me" Grammy Award Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be
Inside her there's longing
This girl's an open page
Book marking - she's so close now
This girl is half his age

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Her friends are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be the teacher's pet
Temptation, frustration
So bad it makes him cry
Wet bus stop, she's waiting
His car is warm and dry

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Loose talk in the classroom
To hurt they try and try
Strong words in the staffroom
The accusations fly
It's no use, he sees her
He starts to shake and cough
Just like the old man in
That famous book by Nabakov

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Quotations and trivia

UK ads:

1986 Dont out next week.jpg 1986 Dont out this week.jpg

Spanish ad:

1986 10 Rock de Lux ad.jpg

Alternative and cover versions

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See also

External links

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References