Stephen Colbert Was Giddy to Sing 'Sleep Through the Static' With Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 13, 2018.

The late-night host got a little starstruck during a duet of "Sleep Through the Static."

Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s dreams came true Tuesday (March 13) when he performed alongside his musical guest -- and one of his all-time favorite artists -- Jack Johnson. The pair serenaded a harmonious duet version of Jackson's tune “Sleep Through the Static,” and Colbert couldn't have appeared much more thrilled to do so. The heartfelt Late Show performance marked the network television premiere of the song, which comes from Johnson’s 2008 album of the same name.

“Folks, this is the best job in the world because I got what I wanted,” Colbert proclaimed to the audience, referring to “Sleep Through the Static” as one of his favorite songs by Johnson. Colbert’s admiration of Johnson showed; the host recited the lyrics emotionally, yet with plenty of confidence to prove his status as a longtime fan. The crowd erupted in a standing ovation as Colbert endearingly shook Johnson’s hand, exemplifying that even television personalities get a little starstruck sometimes.

Johnson also performed “Big Sur,” a track from his latest album All the Light Above It Too which he released in September. Watch below: