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!  colspan="2" | <big>'''"King Of Pain"'''</big>
 
!  colspan="2" | <big>'''"King Of Pain"'''</big>
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
|  colspan="2" align="center" | [[Image:45rpm.png|thumb|center|If song was released as a single, include single cover art. Otherwise, include album cover artwork to replace the 45 rpm, if available.]]
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|  colspan="2" align="center" | [[Image:king_uk7.jpg|thumb|center|UK cover]]
 
|- style="background-color: #E6E6E6;"
 
|- style="background-color: #E6E6E6;"
 
!  colspan="2" | Recorded by [[The Police]]
 
!  colspan="2" | Recorded by [[The Police]]
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Released:</b>
 
| <b>Released:</b>
| [[1984]]
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| [[1983]]  
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Recorded:</b>
 
| <b>Recorded:</b>
| 1983
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| [[1983]]
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Length:</b>
 
| <b>Length:</b>
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|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Producer(s):</b>
 
| <b>Producer(s):</b>
| [[PRODUCER NAME(S)]]
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| [[Hugh Padgham]] & [[The Police]]
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Studio(s):</b>
 
| <b>Studio(s):</b>
| [[RECORDING STUDIO(S)]]
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| [[AIR Studios]], Montserrat
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
|- style="background-color: #f9f9f9;"
 
| <b>Released as single?</b>
 
| <b>Released as single?</b>
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=Personnel=
 
=Personnel=
''This section needs more information.''
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For this song [[Sting]] used the H van Zalinge Electric Stand-Up Bass, combined with the Steinberger.
  
 
=Release History=
 
=Release History=
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! Release country
 
! Release country
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
| [[Image:stub.gif|40px]]
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| [[Image:Police-album-synchronicity.jpg|40px]]
 
| [[Synchronicity (album)|Synchronicity]]
 
| [[Synchronicity (album)|Synchronicity]]
 
| [[1983-06-01]]
 
| [[1983-06-01]]
| Country
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| UK
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|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
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| [[Image:Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg|40px]]
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| [[Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings]]
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| [[1993-MM-DD]]
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| UK
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Singles==
 
==Singles==
 
===CD Singles===
 
{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" border="1" style="background-color: #F0F0F0;  border-spacing: 2; padding:5px;"
 
! Cover art
 
! Catalog no.
 
! Songs
 
! Release date
 
! Release country
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
 
| [[Image:stub.gif|40px]]
 
| Catalog no.
 
| "[[Song]]"(s)
 
| [[YYYY-MM-DD]]
 
| Country
 
|}
 
  
 
===7" Singles===
 
===7" Singles===
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! Release country
 
! Release country
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
| [[Image:stub.gif|40px]]
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| [[Image:king_uk7.jpg|40px]]
| 176
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| AM 176
| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Tea in Sahara]]"  
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| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Tea In The Sahara]] (live)"  
 
| [[1984-01-06]]
 
| [[1984-01-06]]
| United Kingdom
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| UK
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
| [[Image:stub.gif|40px]]
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| [[Image:king_usa.jpg|40px]]
| Catalog no.
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| AM 2569
 
| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Someone To Talk To]]"
 
| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Someone To Talk To]]"
 
| [[YYYY-MM-DD]]
 
| [[YYYY-MM-DD]]
 
| USA
 
| USA
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|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
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| [[Image:king_nl.jpg|40px]]
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| AMS 9722
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| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Once Upon A Daydream]]"
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| [[YYYY-MM-DD]]
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| The Netherlands
 
|}
 
|}
  
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! Release country
 
! Release country
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
 
|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
| [[Image:stub.gif|40px]]
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| [[Image:king_uk.jpg|40px]]
| Catalog no.
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| AMX 176
| "[[A-side song]]"/"[[B-side song]]" (add more songs as necessary)
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| "[[King Of Pain]]"/"[[Tea In The Sahara]] (live)" (add more songs as necessary)
| [[1979-12-01]]
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| [[1984-01-06]]
| Country
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| UK
 
|}
 
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=Lyrics=
 
=Lyrics=
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'''Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.'''
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<pre>
 
<pre>
 
There's a little black spot on the sun today
 
There's a little black spot on the sun today
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=Quotations and trivia=
 
=Quotations and trivia=
For this song [[Sting]] used the Van Zalinge bass, with the Fender Precision fretless added later on.
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UK ad:
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[[Image:1984_01_05_Smash_Hits_King_Of_Pain_ad.jpg|80px]]
  
 
=Alternative and cover versions=
 
=Alternative and cover versions=
''This section needs more information.''
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* In April [[1984]] "Weird Al" Yankovic released a parody of "King Of Pain" titled "King Of Suede."[http://www.weirdal.com/parodypolkas.htm][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Suede]
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Cover versions of [[King Of Pain]] appear on the following album releases:
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! Artist
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! Album title
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! Release date
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! Release country
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|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
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| [[Image:vinyl.png|40px]]
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| Inner Circle
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| [[Reggatta Mondatta Volume II]]
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| [[1998-06-30]]
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| ??
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|- style="background-color: #FFFFFF;"
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| [[Image:Policia_cover.jpg|40px]]
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| Brandtson
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| [[Policia! A Tribute To The Police]]
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| [[2005-MM-DD]]
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| USA
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|}
  
 
=See also=
 
=See also=
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* Police, The. [http://www.thepolice.com/discog/?v=so&a=2&id=172 King Of Pain].
 
* Police, The. [http://www.thepolice.com/discog/?v=so&a=2&id=172 King Of Pain].
 
* Wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Pain King Of Pain].
 
* Wikipedia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Pain King Of Pain].
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* [[1992-04 Bass Player]]
  
 
[[Category:Songs (The Police)]][[Category:Songs (Sting)]]
 
[[Category:Songs (The Police)]][[Category:Songs (Sting)]]

Latest revision as of 08:40, 7 January 2019

"King Of Pain"
UK cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983
Recorded: 1983
Length: 4:59
Album(s): Synchronicity
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Hugh Padgham & The Police
Studio(s): AIR Studios, Montserrat
Released as single? YES

"King Of Pain" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1983.

About the song

This section needs more information.

Personnel

For this song Sting used the H van Zalinge Electric Stand-Up Bass, combined with the Steinberger.

Release History

Albums

King Of Pain appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-synchronicity.jpg Synchronicity 1983-06-01 UK
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-MM-DD UK

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
King uk7.jpg AM 176 "King Of Pain"/"Tea In The Sahara (live)" 1984-01-06 UK
King usa.jpg AM 2569 "King Of Pain"/"Someone To Talk To" YYYY-MM-DD USA
King nl.jpg AMS 9722 "King Of Pain"/"Once Upon A Daydream" YYYY-MM-DD The Netherlands

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
King uk.jpg AMX 176 "King Of Pain"/"Tea In The Sahara (live)" (add more songs as necessary) 1984-01-06 UK

Video

"SONG TITLE" 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

This section needs more information.

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

Nominations

This section needs more information.

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

Certifications

This section needs more information.

Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

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

There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high treetop
There's a flagpole rag and the wind won't stop
I have stood here before, inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles, running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a little black spot on the sun today
(That's my soul up there)
It's the same old thing as yesterday
(That's my soul up there)
There's a black hat caught in a high treetop
(That's my soul up there)
There's a flagpole rag and the wind won't stop
(That's my soul up there)

I have stood here before, inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles, running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall
(That's my soul up there)
There's a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
(That's my soul up there)
There's a blue whale beached by a springtime's ebb
(That's my soul up there)
There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web
(That's my soul up there)

I have stood here before, inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles, running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
There's a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread
King of pain

There's a red fox torn by a huntsman's pack
(That's my soul up there)
There's a black-winged gull with a broken back
(That's my soul up there)
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday

I have stood here before, inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles, running 'round my brain
I guess I always thought you could end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain
King of pain
King of pain
King of pain
I'll always be king of pain
I'll always be king of pain
I'll always be king of pain
I'll always be king of pain
I'll always be king of pain...

Quotations and trivia

UK ad:

1984 01 05 Smash Hits King Of Pain ad.jpg

Alternative and cover versions

  • In April 1984 "Weird Al" Yankovic released a parody of "King Of Pain" titled "King Of Suede."[1][2]

Cover versions of King Of Pain appear on the following album releases:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Vinyl.png Inner Circle Reggatta Mondatta Volume II 1998-06-30  ??
Policia cover.jpg Brandtson Policia! A Tribute To The Police 2005-MM-DD USA

See also

This section needs more information.

External links

This section needs more information.

References