“Jamaican In New York” by Shinehead – Alternate Lyrics to “Englishman In New York” by Sting

It’s kind of crazy to hear this take in 2023. New-Jack-Swing beats were on EVERYTHING in 1992, the year this one dropped. At least is slowed down a bit so as to be more tolerable.

The melody is all Sting. He naturally received a writing credit on this track. It’s not quite a parody and not quite a cover. Le’ts call it a reinterpretation. It charted in several countries reaching #30 in the USA and #5 in New Zealand.

courtesy of discogs
7 inch single, UK

For your reference, here is the original version by Sting.