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Already in with the Police, Sting had carved a very successful career as a solo artist. Too many fans however, Sting’s solo work went too far down the Adult Contemporary road and lacked a lot of the substance that the Police had. This isn’t to say, that his songwriting as a solo artist was sub par, because it wasn’t. However, it just wasn’t as clever as his previous work, and this is a weird case of being in the shadow of one’s self.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Wallsend, England)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

…Nothing Like the Sun (1987)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Be Still My Beating Heart (From …Nothing Like the Sun, 1987)

Should Sting be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 20%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.7%
No opinion. - 6.7%
No way! - 26.7%
Last modified on Friday, 10 February 2017 19:27
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+1 #3 Greg Legakis 2013-01-14 20:44
If the Police are in the Hall, then 80's alt. rock groups should be in too. I'd hardly call the Police a pure R & R band. If they're in you have to put in the Cars, the Moody Blues and E.L.O. among others. IMO
+3 #2 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
I agree that Sting's solo work has lacked bite, and now he makes music even your Grandmother can love. He does have some choice nuggets sprinkled throughout his solo work, but none of it can compare to his towering work with The Police. If Sting gets in as a solo artist, fine. But being inducted with The Police, I think, is quite enough.
+3 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
The biggest ego in rock history broke up one of it's greatest bands adn led to one of the most overrated careers ever by a solo act. As iconic as he may be, Sting's only substantial work was with bandmates Summers and Copeland and his individual crap should never be given the dignity of this type of recognition. Imagine what the Police could hve become? U2 mayb? I know that may b good or bad but the point is that Sting as a solo act sucks.

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