Tea In The Sahara
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Top Chart Position (Hot 100)
Did not chart
Year Released
RIAA Certification
Sequence song appears
Playing on boombox in Maze
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"Tea in the Sahara" is a song performed by The Police, recorded on his album Synchronicity in 1983. The song appeared in the Miami Vice episode "The Maze".


  • The song's lyrics reference three women who are deceived by a prince and left to die in the desert.
  • A live version was the B-side of the hit "King of Pain".
  • Originally the last song on the Synchronicity album, the cassette & CD releases later included another song, "Murder by Numbers", which was the B-side of the #1 hit "Every Breath You Take".
  • Synchronicity was The Police's biggest hit album, with three Billboard Top 10 hits in 1983-84.


  • Gordon "Sting" Sumner - lead vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Andy Summers - guitar, backing vocals
  • Stewart Copeland - drums, backing vocals

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