Sting And Shaggy: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Watch Sting And Shaggy play "Englishman in New York", "Don't Make Me Wait" and "Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams" at the Tiny Desk.
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July 10, 2019 | Josh Rogosin -- Sting and Shaggy might not be the most likely musical pairing. But one thing is certain, they love playing each other's music. On a bright autumn morning, the legends arrived at the NPR Music office bleary-eyed yet excited to play for the diverse staff of Shaggy and Sting fans. What surprised many of my NPR colleagues is just how well the collaboration works.
Their success as a duo shouldn't come as a total shock. After all, pulsing through many Police songs (Sting's famed band of the '70s and '80s) is a Reggae backbeat. It's impossible not to hear the influence in classics like "Walking On The Moon" and "So Lonely."
Shaggy (zoinks! - his nom de guerre comes from the Scooby-Doo cartoon character) was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to New York when he was 18 and his music evokes only good vibes. The positive energy he brought to their opening song, "Englishman [and Jamaican] In New York," had everyone in the room grinning ear to ear, "early morning Reggae style," as he put it. After the tune, Sting announced "I never sang that song before 8 PM... Ever!"
Sting's familiar, raspy voice was accompanied by his battered 1957 Fender Precision bass he's plucked for over 25 years. His long-time guitarist and collaborator, Dominic Miller, strummed Reggae offbeats on acoustic guitar and co-wrote the hauntingly beautiful "Shape Of My Heart." That song is mashed-up with Juice Wrld's "Lucid Dream," sung by Gene Noble, offering a refreshing counter to Sting's nuanced melody.
Shaggy affectionately refers to his collaborator as "Stingy," putting his arm around him mid-performance. It's easy to see the comradery that being on the road together affords these veteran musicians, to say nothing of the breath of fresh air they bring to each other's music.
"Englishman in New York"
"Don't Make Me Wait"
"Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams"
Sting: vocals, bass, guitar; Shaggy: vocals; Dominic Miller: guitar; Gene Noble: vocals; Melissa Musique: vocals
Producers: Abby O'Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, CJ Riculan, Maia Stern, Beck Harlan; Editor: Kaylee Domzalski; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Photo: Cameron Pollack/NPR


  1. NPR Music
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  2. theadmiraleq1
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    Best rendition of the song. Fabulous

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    Sergio Curvelo
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    Gênio indomável

  4. Andreas Borchert
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    This fender sounds great

  5. Gaming Adventures of Midnight Escapist
    Gaming Adventures of Midnight Escapist
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    0:00 Englishman/Jamaican in New York 4:25 Don't make me wait 8:35 Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams The result: Best NPR concert ever!

  6. Aneta Kocięba
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  7. Sebas
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    does anyone know the name of the choir vocalists?

    1. Lanise Allen
      Lanise Allen
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      Gene Noble: vocals; Melissa Musique: vocals

  8. Fatima S. Mbengue - Starr2013
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    wow this is such a good collaboration ,, am stunned

  9. sangwoo cha
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    Cried and cured

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  12. iamtobi 7
    iamtobi 7
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    Was macht Jürgen Drews denn da ?

  13. Gianluca Caliolo
    Gianluca Caliolo
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    so positive and inspiring, stunning performance! :)

  14. Jean Paul Martine
    Jean Paul Martine
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    mon idole merci

  15. doug peters
    doug peters
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    Ok. this is spectacular.

  16. Harry
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    It definitely was him.

  17. loudesiles94
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    I just can't stop watching this

  18. Diego Moreira Martinez
    Diego Moreira Martinez
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    que dice al principio ??

  19. Bimer 528
    Bimer 528
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    black rasit!

  20. Jorge May
    Jorge May
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    Simplemente Excelente!!!

  21. N W
    N W
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    I was expecting Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

  22. Diana A.
    Diana A.
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  23. Audrey Perrachon
    Audrey Perrachon
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    Où est le guitariste !? Très effacer non ?

  24. Audrey Perrachon
    Audrey Perrachon
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    Et le guitariste ????

  25. Audrey Perrachon
    Audrey Perrachon
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    Comment te dire .....

  26. Rogger Candia
    Rogger Candia
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    jare el fb

  27. My_Pascal_Family
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    Morceau caché une perle !

  28. My_Pascal_Family
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    eonormissisme !!!!

  29. japan vinil toy art Pérez martin
    japan vinil toy art Pérez martin
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    Sting me recuerda ahora a pharrel

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    As an English man I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone that likes there toast done on 1 side

    1. Viviana Rodriguez
      Viviana Rodriguez
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      I do

  31. Nick Nathan KM
    Nick Nathan KM
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    It hurts shaggy didn't play us wasn't me or strength of a woman

  32. Pantomimas Café
    Pantomimas Café
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    Uff, this is pure gold

  33. Maria Burns
    Maria Burns
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    Bellísimo encuentro y Shaggy’s voice is so pretty. And chorus girl!

  34. Prime Judicator
    Prime Judicator
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    "Shape of My Heart/Lucid Dreams" will be on repeat.

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    I cant understand why i listening this everyday

  36. César Colmenares
    César Colmenares
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    Como luce Sting en ese bajo mano, congratulation!!! 👍

  37. Rita Hoppenheidt
    Rita Hoppenheidt
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    entusiasmo puro, qué grandes!!!!

  38. Cris
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    That female backup singer is phenomenal

    1. ArnoldsK
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      @Sebas idk what your broken English meant but the cast is in the description

    2. Sebas
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      do you know what it's called?

  39. Tobías Segovia
    Tobías Segovia
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    I can't get tired with thoose guys, i just love it

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    a shaggy lo mueve el viento

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    1. Glenden Hess
      Glenden Hess
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      That riff at the end thoooo 😳

  43. Norma Colmenares
    Norma Colmenares
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    Excelente amo la música de Sting pero no cabe duda junto a esta otras personalidades de la Music!! demasiado ... Shaggy hace muy bien junto a duo con Sting.... suena tremendo!!!.... Felicidades!!! Gracias a todas esas People que hacen buena Music y nos llenan de satisfacción y sobre todo nos enamora y llena de Paz; Love.. el ALMA :)

  44. Nduduzo Makhanya
    Nduduzo Makhanya
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    I love Shaggy's singing voice

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    💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃cool😎😎😎😎😎💞💞💞💞 The Band 80 & 90 💞💞💞💞

  46. Matthew Hayes
    Matthew Hayes
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    Shaggy at 2:23....... lolz

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  48. Carolina Alves Bemvindo
    Carolina Alves Bemvindo
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    Just relaxing! Love Sting!

  49. Paulo Succer
    Paulo Succer
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    Different, fun and very good duet !!

  50. Khersy
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    People really slept on their album

  51. Tara Hopkinson
    Tara Hopkinson
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    Beautiful vibes ✨ 💕

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  53. Алекс Василенко
    Алекс Василенко
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    Укрейніан ін New Yoark

  54. Neitral
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    Ребят, чего восхищаетесь? не строит же. Кто в лес, кто по дрова. Даже на сильную долю хлопают! По-русски как-то)

  55. Carina Aedo
    Carina Aedo
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    Maravillosos todos!!!

  56. Julieta Solís
    Julieta Solís
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    Mandatory for every child who listen reggaetón

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  60. Controversial Psychologist
    Controversial Psychologist
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    Sting covered for Shaggy every time

  61. Controversial Psychologist
    Controversial Psychologist
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    Sting, no effort

  62. André-Noël Chiara
    André-Noël Chiara
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    Amazing and beautiful 🙏

  63. Василий Олегович
    Василий Олегович
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    хыыыыы...стинг - загорелое лицо, а лохматый всё на гитаре сделал...ну, там - вначале. великодушно простите меня - каюсь, хотя и критичен..

  64. Elmira Baybussinova
    Elmira Baybussinova
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    🎵🎵🎶🎶🎵🎵so beautiful song!

  65. Elmira Baybussinova
    Elmira Baybussinova
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    Creat ))

  66. Tunç Tunç
    Tunç Tunç
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    Two legend!

  67. RevistaWP
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    No words. This tiny desk concert was pure art

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  69. Tulius
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    OMFG!!! This sounds AMAZING, buddies!!! What an amazing coupe, Sting-Shaggy and this amazing Chorus!!!!

  70. Роман Безводенских
    Роман Безводенских
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    Красавчики!!!! 👏👍👍👍🌹🌼

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  72. Sandra Micaela Gómez Osorio
    Sandra Micaela Gómez Osorio
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    Esta padre el arreglo, échele muchachos esa es la aptitud. Quedo bonito.

  73. Isa Bornau
    Isa Bornau
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    Love this combo, they well complement each other! Saw Sting perform at North Sea Jazz festival, it was magical

  74. Елена Ересько
    Елена Ересько
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    super hallo Jamsica how you are doing?

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  76. Joe Bo
    Joe Bo
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    this a masterpiece

  77. Angelo Flores
    Angelo Flores
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    lástima que no se le puede dar más de 1 like...

  78. Luis G. Lenero M.
    Luis G. Lenero M.
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    Nice to have Sting yet playing for us.

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  81. Ewa Kaczmarek
    Ewa Kaczmarek
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    Mega cool

  82. tties O
    tties O
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    너무너무 노래 좋아요. 🎵🎶

  83. Franky ED
    Franky ED
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    Good good good music for my ears!

  84. Teresa Collins
    Teresa Collins
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    Beautiful, love your sounds,well ✔

  85. Teresa Collins
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    roberto prates
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    Aos deslikes 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽

  88. Robert Hodzic
    Robert Hodzic
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    contagious :)

  89. Стапан Кріль
    Стапан Кріль
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    11:39 he sounds like nature

  90. TempEstaaad
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    Is gooooood

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  92. phattlan
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    the guy with the hat seems so energetic than the rest loll

  93. JAGURU
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    блять, охуенно!!!!

  94. Arthur Diesbecq
    Arthur Diesbecq
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    I love the way he doesn't have any issues with Juiceworld sampling his song, in fact he incorporates lucid dreams back into a mashup of his own original?!?! Sting is a Legend

    1. Prime Judicator
      Prime Judicator
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      Sting and the Police have been sampled many times. And he's performed on some of those sampled tracks in live concert. It only increases his legend as each new generation learns about the man that has been rocking the world for over 40 years.

    2. Adam Crabtree
      Adam Crabtree
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      Nah. He's promoting. Sting is notorious for wanting large proportions of samples. When BIG died he took most of missing you even though the proceeds were meant to get to his kids.

    3. ThatpakDoinMoreStuff
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      He makes 80% of all the money from lucid dreams

    4. James Fischer
      James Fischer
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      @NoDoubt troll

    5. NoDoubt
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      which came first

  95. rg kristianto
    rg kristianto
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    wouww ...reggae time ..👏👏👏

  96. Roberta Crist
    Roberta Crist
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    I am not going to read all of these comments but who are the other people in this video? There are wonderful artists in this video that are not Sting.

  97. Mary U
    Mary U
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    I wish I could like this twice.

  98. Alba Rodriguez Arranz
    Alba Rodriguez Arranz
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    i'm addicted to this tiny desk. GOOOOOOD BLESS STING AND SHAGGY.

  99. Just Me
    Just Me
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    Sooo good!!!

  100. jean-baptiste coeroli
    jean-baptiste coeroli
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    Why do Women cook ??? They don't know anything about Peppers !!!!!!!!!