Sting Sings 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' Remotely With Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
By Antoinette Bueno
NBC/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Police's 1980 hit, "Don't Stand So Close to Me," has never been more relevant.
On Thursday, 68-year-old Sting himself sang the classic remotely with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While the song is about the inappropriate affair between a female student and her teacher, the lyrics of the song's chorus has taken on a new meaning due to the need for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Police frontman sang lead vocals and played guitar during the at-home rendition of the song, while Fallon sang background vocals. Some creative items used as instruments during the remix include a pair of scissors, a pillow, a pair of sneakers, forks clanging together and a Connect 4 game.
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