When The Police came out with the 1983 song “Every Breath You Take,” some fans heard it as a love song. Some thought it was a creepy song not about love but lust. Whatever your opinion on the matter — well, it doesn’t matter — the mystery remains. One indisputable fact? “Every Breath You Take” made Sting rich — that is, even richer than he was before. (Sting sometimes implied the song was about a Big Brother-like surveillance watching us, not about love. So another creepy angle.) “Every Breath You Take” was on The Police’s fifth and final album Synchronicity. It won two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The producers of Dancing with the Stars have deemed the song creepy enough to be featured on the show’s Halloween Night. Former child star Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) will perform a contemporary dance to a cover of the song with his pro dance partner Witney Carson.
The cover is performed by YouTube star Chase Holfelder. He’s known for his “Major to Minor” series of videos where he sings minor-key versions of popular major-key songs. He has more than 330,000 subscribers on YouTube and his videos have been watched more than 27 million times. Just to keep things in perspective: The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” official music video has been viewed more than 465 million times, and it’s in black-and-white. Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC.