If The Police ever reunited and need a stand-in for frontman Sting, we'd nominate Robert Downey Jr.
A video of the "Iron Man" actor singing the band's 1985 track "Driven to Tears" with the British rocker has gone viral since it was published on YouTube Saturday (upwards of 850,000 views at this point).
The footage itself is from a 2011 performance at Manhattan's Bacon Theatre for Sting's 60th birthday celebration, but it was kept under wraps until recently. The concert also featured Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder, according to Billboard.
This isn't the first duet for the superstar pair. Downey Jr. and Sting sang "Every Breath You Take" together during a 2001 episode of "Aly McBeal" (Season 4). Check it out above.
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