The Halftime show is simply defined as a performance during the American football games at all levels of competition. The National Football League (NFL) represents a fundamental link to pop culture during the half-time at the Super Bowl games. This performance is usually televised nationwide for the people who love to watch the college football matches and have some interest to get entertained by watching the half-time show during the match. The below is a list of 10 best Super Bowl halftime shows of all time
Michael Jackson (1993)
The performance of Michael Jackson in 1993 made the Super Bowl halftime show changed forever. The stage was too crowded and people were expecting him to be appearing on the stage. However, he has sung some of his remarkable songs which were Jam, Billie Jean and Heal the World for the children around the world.
U2 is a remarkable Irish rock band that performs usually at the concert. However, when they performed in the Super Bowl Halftime, they showed the best performance which is still remarkable in the Halftime history. They sang most of the people songs that they had, those were Beautiful Day and Where the Streets Have No Name.
Prince performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show back in 2007. He played one of his best songs called “Purple Rain” at the show. People still remember that show for his outstanding performance.
Lady Gaga (2017)
Super Bowl Halftime Show by Lady Gaga 2017 was one of the best performances held at the Super Bowl Halftime show. However, Lady Gaga played ‘God Bless America’, ‘This Land is Your Land’, ‘Poker Face’, ‘Born this Way’, ‘Telephone’, ‘Just Dance’, ‘Million Reasons’ and ‘Bad Romance’.
Aerosmith, NSYNC and Britney Spears (2001)
Super Bowl Halftime Show 2001 was performed by three different bands. NSYNC started playing with its popular song “Bye, Bye, Bye,” then Aerosmith performed one of the popular songs “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” and lastly the Britney Spears, she has sung Walk this way featured by NSYNC & Aerosmith.
Bruno Mars feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers (2014)
Bruno mars along with Red Hot Chili Peppers performed the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, they played some of their popular songs, which were “Billionaire,” “Drum solo,” “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Treasure,” “Runaway Baby,” by Bruno Mars alone. Some other songs were played too, like “Give It Away” featured by Red Hot Chili Peppers and “Just the Way You Are” (Tribute to the United States Armed Forces).
Coldplay feat. Beyonce and Bruno Mars (2016)
Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars all three stars were performed at the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, the songs that were played were “Yellow,” “Viva la Vida,” “Paradise,” “Adventure of a Lifetime,” “Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson cover with Bruno Mars),” “Formation by (Beyoncé cover with Beyoncé),” “Fix You,” and “Up & Up” with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
Katy Perry feat. Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot (2015)
Katy Perry along with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot performed the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The most popular songs that they sang were Roar, Dark Horse, I Kissed a Girl (feat. Lenny Kravitz), Teenage Dream, California Gurls, Get Ur Freak On & Work It, etc.
Madonna feat. Niki Minaj, M.I.A., CeeLo Green and LMFAO (2012)
Madonna played four different songs. She started with “Vogue” in a Roman-Egyptian setting and followed by “Music” with LMFAO. However, Minaj and M.I.A. added with Madonna for her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin”, and then Madonna sang her last song Green on “Like a Prayer”.
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (2004)
2004 Super Bowl was held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004. However, the Federal Communications Commission did fine CBS amounting to $550,000 for Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” which showed the singer’s breast in public during that 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
These are the above 10 most remarkable performances recorded during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, the 2020 Super Bowl Performance is said to be performed by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. This one will be another massive one.