"Fragile (song)" redirects here. For other songs, see Fragile
"Fragile" is a song written and performed by English musician Sting from his 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun. Released as a single the following year, it placed to number 70 on the UK Singles Chart. Sung additionally in both Spanish and Portuguese under the titles Fragilidad and Fragil, it appeared twice more on his 1988 EP variant of the album, Nada como el sol. The Spanish version features as a b-side to "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying".
The song is a tribute to Ben Linder, an American civil engineer who was killed by the Contras in 1987 while working on a hydroelectric project in Nicaragua. The studio version is widely regarded as Sting's signature song, along with "Fields of Gold".
The song was featured in the 1992 Academy Award winning documentary film The Panama Deception, about the U.S. invasion of Panama in December 1989.
"Fragile" was the opening song in Sting's ...All This Time concert, recorded on the evening of the September 11 attacks in 2001.
The song also appears in the closing scenes of "Come from the Shadows", episode 59 of 21 Jump Street, the fourth episode of Season Four.
The song also appears in the 1995 Oscar nominated documentary The Living Sea.