80s Song of the Day: Don’t Stand So Close to Me by The Police

Her friends are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it’s not so easy
To be the teacher’s pet

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Don’t Stand So Close to Me by The Police was released in the United Kingdom on September 19, 1980, with Friends as the B side. The song, about an affair between a teacher and a student, was the lead single from the band’s third album Zenyatta Mondatta.

In the United Kingdom, the song reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and was the biggest selling single of 1980. In the United States, it reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Watch the music video for the song.

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