Sting and Jimmy Fallon become astronauts to re-record “Walking on The Moon”
Jimmy Fallon joined Sting to parody the Police’s ‘Walking on the Moon’ video. Of course, the space facts and verses about the planets of the solar system were not lacking.
See here the video of the performance:
“Walking on the Moon” is a song by English rock band The Police, released as the second single from their second studio album, Reggatta de Blanc (1979). The song was written by the band’s lead vocalist and bassist Sting. It went on to become the band’s second No. 1 hit in the UK.
Sting said that he wrote the song when he was drunk one night after a concert in Munich. That following morning, he remembered the song and wrote it down.
I was drunk in a hotel room in Munich, slumped on the bed with the whirling pit when this riff came into my head. I got up and started walking round the room, singing ‘Walking round the room, ya, ya, walking round the room’. That was all. In the cool light of morning I remembered what had happened and I wrote the riff down. But ‘Walking Round the Room’ was a stupid title so I thought of something even more stupid which was ‘Walking on the Moon’.
— Sting, L’Historia Bandido, 1981
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