Message In A Bottle (song)

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"Message In A Bottle"
US single cover
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1979-09-07
Recorded: 1979
Length: 4:51
Album(s): Reggatta de Blanc
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): A&M
Released as single? YES

"Message In A Bottle" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1979.

About the song

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Personnel

Ads

This ad was printed in Record Mirror / NME / Melody Maker (September 15, 1979): 1979 09 15 Melody Maker Message ad.jpg

Release History

Albums

"Message In A Bottle" appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-reggattadeblanc.jpg Reggatta de Blanc 1979-10-02 United Kingdom
Police-album-everybreathyoutakethesingles.jpg Every Breath You Take: The Singles 1986 United Kingdom
Police-album-greatesthits.jpg Greatest Hits 1992-10-02 United Kingdom
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-09-30 United Kingdom
Police-album-live!.jpg The Police Live! 1995-06-13 United Kingdom
Police-album-everybreathyoutaketheclassics.jpg Every Breath You Take: The Classics 1995-09-12 United States
Police-album-thepolice.jpg The Police 2007-06-11 United States

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Police-messageinabottle-am2190.gif A&M 2190 "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord (live)" 1979 United States

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Radiosample.jpg SAMP 5 "The Bed's Too Big Without You"/"So Lonely"/"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Roxanne"/"Message In A Bottle"/"Walking On The Moon" 1980-MM-DD UK

Video

"Message In A Bottle" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Police-aroundtheworld.jpg Around the World 1983-02-01 United Kingdom
Police-outlandostosynchronicities.jpg Outlandos to Synchronicities: A History of The Police Live! 1995-05-01 United Kingdom
Live Ghost In The Machine DVD.jpg Live Ghost In The Machine 2001-10-01 Japan

Certifications

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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.

Just a castaway
An island lost at sea
Another lonely day
With no one here but me
More loneliness
Than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

A year has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life
But love can break your heart

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

Walked out this morning
Don't believe what I saw
A hundred billion bottles
Washed up on the shore
Seems I'm not alone at being alone
A hundred billion castaways
Looking for a home

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

Alternative versions

  • the single version is only 3:50 minutes long
  • Message In A Bottle (new classic rock mix) - this new mix was used on 1995 best of CDs in the USA (an in-house CD-R acetate from A&M in the UK uses the original name 'Phil Nicolo '95 Remix' for the same mix) 1995 CD-R acetate Phil Nicolo 95 remix cover.jpg

Cover versions

Cover versions of Message In A Bottle appear on the following album releases:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Reggatta Mondatta.jpg Maxi Priest Reggatta Mondatta 1997-MM-DD The Netherlands
Vinyl.png Machine Head The Burning Red 1999 USA
Policia cover.jpg Watashi Wa Policia! A Tribute To The Police 2005-MM-DD USA

See also

External links

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References