This week in 1997

Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1 I’ll Be Miss­ing You Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

2 D’You Know What I Mean? Oa­sis

3 Freed From De­sire Gala

4 C U When U Get There Coo­lio feat 40 Thevz

5 Free Ul­tra Nate

6 Ecuador Sash! feat Ro­driguez

7 Blinded By The Sun Sea­horses

8 Lazy Days Rob­bie Williams

9 His­tory/Ghosts Michael Jack­son

10 G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T. Chang­ing Faces If Sting needed the money, ‘Ev­ery Breath You Take’ would be his banker. The 1983 Po­lice hit from his pen was heav­ily sam­pled on Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ ‘I’ll Be Miss­ing You’ and, as a re­sult, Sting pock­eted 100% of the pub­lish­ing roy­al­ties. Given that ‘I’ll Be Miss­ing You’ is among the best sell­ing sin­gles of all time (shift­ing around 8 mil­lion world­wide), it adds up to a pretty penny. On top of that, ‘Ev­ery Breath You Take’, the big­gest US and UK hit of 1983, is in it­self a sig­nif­i­cant earner for Sting. In 2003, twenty years af­ter its re­lease, it was es­ti­mated that he was rak­ing in around €1,700 a day in roy­al­ties from the song.

Puff Daddy and Faith Evans.

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