Musical guest Tracy Chapman performs "Stand By Me" on the Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday April 16, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

Musical guest Tracy Chapman performs “Stand By Me” on the Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday April 16, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

*David Letterman is in the final weeks of his “Late Show” gig, and made a point to invite Tracy Chapman on to deliver one of his favorite songs – Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”

Letterman explained there were two songs that he loved as a kid, Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”, and King’s 1962 classic. A clearly grateful Letterman later thanked Chapman, “it means a great deal to me. I’m so happy you could do this for us.”

Watch the clip below.