Tracy Chapman: Stand By Me

We’re in the closing stretch of David Letterman’s job hosting The Late Show, and a bunch of old friends are coming by to say goodbye. Tracy Chapman dropped by recently and needed nothing more than a guitar, a little reverb and her voice to give us a goosebumps-worthy rendition of 'Stand By Me.' Very few artists can do what she has achieved. This is a MUST LISTEN.

I grew up listening to the music of Tracy Chapman and these days, with the music that is being played on radio; I feel like sometimes you just need a classic song by an upstanding artist like Chapman to cut through the “noise” that we currently have to endure with.

For the record, I hardly listen to the radio. My music sources are either from the internet or through friends’ recommendations and suggestions.

Late night television performances are usually reserved for artists promoting new music, but things are different on The Late Show With David Letterman right now.

Chapman, making a rare television appearance, performed a beautiful rendition of Ben E. King’s classic ‘Stand by Me’ as a special send-off to David Letterman, who says the song was a childhood favourite.

It’s one of my favourite songs too. Which song was deemed a favourite when you were growing up?