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See Christina Aguilera's Epic, Nostalgic Collab with the Backstreet Boys, Sting & More

The former The Voice Coach joined forces with the rocker, boyband and even more A-Listers 23 years ago.

By Jackie Manno

Many moons ago, former The Voice Coach Christina Aguilera (Seasons 1 through 3, 5, 8, and 10) did a rendition of one of the biggest hits of the 1980s with a slew of other A-listers. The song? "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. 

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The performance was for a 2000 VH1 special and started out with Sting himself singing the introduction lyrics before The Backstreet Boys came onstage and crooned together in perfect harmony. Then, Xtina strutted onstage, putting a unique spin on the melody with some vibrant riffs.

Oh, and also at the performance? Enrique Iglesias, Sisqo, Tom Jones, D'Angelo, and Nelly!

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D angelo, Sting, Christina Agueilera and the Backstreet Boys perform on stage

What to know about "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

Released in 1983 off of the band's final album Synchronicity, the song has become one of Sting and The Police's signature tunes to date. It reached the number on position on the Billboard Hot 100, In 2021, Rolling Stone placed it on the 305 position on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list, describing the synth as "elaborate" and the bassline as "hypnotic." 

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"Every Breath You Take" by The Police lyrics

Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day
And every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I'll be watching you

Oh, can't you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take?

Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you

Since you've gone, I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around, but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold, and I long for your embrace
I keep crying, baby, baby please

Oh, can't you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take?

Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you
Every move you make
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you
(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break)
(Every step you take) I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you

whoo, hoo
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play)
(Every night you stay) I'll be watching you