John Williams, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, 1995
From the movie Sabrina

“Moonlight” is the most recently written song on Now Playing!—hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years since the remake of Sabrina hit movie theaters. John Williams’ and the Bergman’s Oscar-Nominated song didn’t win that year (1996)—it’s tough to beat a Disney movie song, even when it’s sung by Sting.

Sting went though a stretch of singing standard-like title songs to movies and is quite adept at it, showing that you don’t have to have a great voice to be a good singer. Over the years, “Moonlight” has become something of a standard, appearing now and again on vocalist recordings.

On the album, the band does an excellent job of setting the ambience. The vamp ending taps into a couple moonlight-themed lyrics (see below)—it’s hard to beat the moon for a torch song theme.

If I say I love you
I want you to know,
It’s not because there’s moonlight,
Though it becomes you so.
Ooh, what a little moonlight can do…
Your heart’s a-flutter,
Your words they stutter…
In the moonlight.