Sting Joins Jimmy Fallon Barbershop Quartet For “Roxanne” – WATCH VIDEO
Sting joined Jimmy Fallon’s Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet for a performance of The Police’s hit song “Roxanne” on Friday’s “Tonight Show.” The 1978 classic about a guy urging a woman to give up prostitution sounded amazing with an old-fashioned harmony. See the video below.
It began with Fallon’s quartet singing, “You don’t have to put on that red, red light,” and then Sting emerging from behind the colorfully striped jacket and boater hat-wearing singers to belt out in a ragtime-style, “Roxanne, you don’t have to put on the red right. Those days are over. You don’t have to sell you body to the night.” Throughout, Fallon and his quarter harmonized on the name “Roxanne” and several other verses.
At one point, during a solo in which Fallon sang, “I won’t share you with another boy,” he made an obscene hip thrusting movement that drew a (comical) glare from Sting. This installment with Sting ranks up there with Fallon’s best “Ragtime Gals” performances. In the past, Fallon’s quartet has sung “SexyBack” with Justin Timberlake, Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” with Steve Carell, and Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” with Kevin Spacey. Check out the video below of Sting joining Jimmy Fallon’s Ragtime Gals barbershop quarter in a rendition of “Roxanne,” and tel us what you think.