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The Bunty and Babli Blues

A recent summons by a Government Investigative Agency to a famous mother and son duo in the country was the reason for a medical first. No sooner than the summons been issued , the medical fraternity in the world was shocked to realise that this single act could transmit the Wuhan Virus to the accused. I am sure the two must have been reminded of this song. https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs

The human mind is amazing. A news item about a piece of scum that’s been feeding on the nation’s life blood for close to a century took my mind to thing about one of my all time favourite songs.

The song is absolutely intoxicating and addictive. I loved it the very first time I heard it while I was in Mumbai in KEM Hospital. The string intro is just brilliant and sets the tone for the rest of the narrative.

“Every Breath You Take” is arguably the most famous song ever by the Police from their album Synchronicity (1983). It must never have occurred to Sting, that this one song would contribute to between 25-35% of all his music publishing income!! The single was the biggest US Hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band’s only No. 1 hit on that chart), and the Canadian RPM Chart for four weeks. Their fifth UK No. 1, it topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. The song also was a chart topper in numerous other countries.

At the 26th Grammy Awards, this song was nominated for three Grammy Awards, winning two awards for Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and losing out narrowly on the record of the year. first two categories. For the song, Sting received the 1983 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

“Every Breath You Take” is the Police’s and Sting’s signature song. It was recognised by BMI as being the most played song in radio history…….

In the 1983 Rolling Stone critics’ and readers’ poll, it was voted “Song of the Year”. In the US, it was the best-selling single of 1983 and fifth-best-selling single of the decade. Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song for 1983.

… Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

… Every single day
And every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I’ll be watching you

… Oh, can’t you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take?

… Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

… Since you’ve gone, I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around, but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold, and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby please

… Oh, can’t you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take?

… Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you
Every move you make
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

… I’ll be watching you
(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break)
(Every step you take) I’ll be watching you
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I’ll be watching you

… I’ll be watching you
(Every single day)
(Every word you say) Whoo, hoo
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I’ll be watching you

… I’ll be watching you
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I’ll be watching you

… I’ll be watching you
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I’ll be watching you…

An amazing bit of songwriting, a great melody and soft soul stirring singing. https://youtu.be/_wsMEj2ZfW8

Stay safe, folks, hope none of you suffer from ED (pun very much intended) and enjoy the weekend.

By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

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