Saturday, May 18, 2024

Watch Sting Put Words to the “Jeopardy!” Theme Song After Giving Clues from His Very Own Category


In honor of the release of Sting’s “Duets” album the famed rock star appeared on “Jeopardy!” last night and gave clues from a category named for him! As guest host Katie Couric said, “That was so cool!” It was!

Sting also sang a version of the “Jeopardy!” theme song, putting words to the music at the end of the show.

“Duets” is out today with so many great pairings, but my favorite is one I was actually lucky enough to see recorded in 2006: “None of Us Are Free,” with R&B Rock Hall of Fame star Sam Moore.

Sting loved the song but we did discuss that as an English teacher he might want to sing “None of IS Free”– proper grammar. But he went with the writer’s version (Brenda Russell co-wrote it with legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in 1993). The recording was made for Moore’s “Overnight Sensational” album, and is below, as well the the clips from “Jeopardy!”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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