Desert Rose (4:46)

Cover of The Very Best of Sting and The Police

From The Very Best of Sting and The Police and 21 other releases

“Desert Rose” is a single by Sting from his album Brand New Day (1999). The song peaked at #15 in the UK Singles Chart and #17 in the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song is noted for Sting’s duet performance with Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami, creating a distinct world music feel to the song. It also has a popular music video featuring Sting taking a trip through the desert in a Jaguar S-Type and then going to a nightclub to perform the song with Cheb Mami. After shooting the video, Sting’s manager Miles Copeland III approached Jaguar about a collaboration, and the auto company featured the video in their prominent television advertisements during the year 2000.

Also included on the single releases were club remixes by Victor Calderone. One remixed version of the song was used in an alternative edit of the video, which included more sexually explicit footage.

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[Cheb Mami Introduction (Algerian Arabic):]
Hadaee mada tawila
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti
Wa ana nahos ana wahala ghzalti

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