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Iconic Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Iconic Super Bowl Halftime Performances

Beyoncé, Chris Martin, and Bruno Mars

Sad that the Super Bowl is over? Don't worry! We have a list of the most memorable Super Bowl Halftime performances going all the way back from 1993 to today.

The history of the Super Bowl Halftime Show runs all the way back to 1967 and some of the greatest performances of all time have been broadcasted on national television during Super Bowl Sunday. Let's take a look back at some.

Prince (2007)

Prince performed at the Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show in 2007. The Indianapolis Colts went against the Chicago Bears at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Colts came out victorious.

Prince performed such iconic numbers during a rain and wind storm:

  • "We Will Rock You" (by Queen, 1977)
  • "Let's Go Crazy" (1984)
  • "Baby I'm a Star" (1984)
  • "Proud Mary" (by Ike & Tina Turner, 1971)
  • "All Along the Watchtower" (by Jimi Hendrix, 1968)
  • "Best of You" (by Foo Fighters, 2005)
  • "Purple Rain" (1984)

Michael Jackson (1993)

Michael Jackson performed at the Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show in 1993. The Dallas Cowboys went against the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl Stadium Stadium in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys came out victorious with a score of 52-17.

Jackson gave a riveting performance of his most renowned songs:

  • "Jam" (1991)
  • "Billie Jean" (1982)
  • "Black or White" (1991)
  • "We Are the World" (by U.S.A. for Africa, 1985)
  • "Heal the World" (1991)

Beyoncé (2013)

Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in 2013. The Baltimore Ravens won against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beyoncé brought along her former Destiny's Child sisters, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to perform with her towards the end of the setlist which included:

  • "Run the World (Girls)" (2011)
  • "Love on Top" (2011)
  • "Crazy In Love" (2003)
  • "End of Time" (2011)
  • "Baby Boy" (2003)
  • "Bootylicious" (by Destiny's Child, 2002)
  • "Independent Women Part I" (by Destiny's Child, 1999)
  • "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008)
  • "Halo" (2008)

Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly (2001)

Aerosmith and NSYNC performed as AerSYNC at the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show in 2001. The Baltimore Ravens won against the New York Giants at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

AerSYNC didn't perform on their own, bringing Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly on stage for the last number of an iconic set list including such hits as:

  • "Bye Bye Bye" (by NSYNC, 2000)
  • "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (by Aerosmith, 1998)
  • "It's Gonna Be Me (by NSYNC, 2005)
  • "Jaded" (by Aerosmith, 2001)
  • "Walk This Way" (by Run-D.M.C., 1986)

Rolling Stones (2006)

The Rolling Stones performed at the Super Bowl XL Halftime Show in 2006. The Seattle Seahawks went against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan where the Steelers reigned superior.

The Rolling Stones performed some of their greatest hits including:

  • "Start Me Up" (1981)
  • "Rough Justice" (2005)
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965)

Madonna (2012)

Madonna performed at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show in 2012. The New York Giants won against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Madonna brought LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., and CeeLo Green up on stage with her for this iconic set list including such numbers as:

  • "Vogue" (1990)
  • "Music" (2000)
  • "Party Rock Anthem / Sexy and I Know It" (by LMFAO, 2011)
  • "Give Me All Your Luvin" (by Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj and LMFAO, 2012)
  • "Open Your Heart" (1986)
  • "Express Yourself" (1989)
  • "Like a Prayer" (1989)

Coldplay (2016)

Coldplay performed at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in 2016. The Denver Broncos won against the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24-10 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Coldplay brought Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to the stage towards the end of his set which included such songs as:

  • "Yellow" (2000)
  • "Viva La Vida" (2008)
  • "Paradise" (2011)
  • "Adventure of a Lifetime" (2015)
  • "Uptown Funk" (by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, 2014)
  • "Formation" (2016)
  • "Clocks" (2002)
  • "Fix You" (2005)
  • "Up & Up" (2015)

Shakira (2020)

Shakira performed at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show in 2020. The Kansas City Chiefs won against the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 31-20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Shakira brought Bad Bunny and Jennifer Lopez to the stage for a Latinx powered performance featuring such songs as:

  • "She Wolf" (2009)
  • "Empire" (2014)
  • "Ojos Así" (1998)
  • "Whenever, Wherever" (2001)
  • "I Like It" (by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin, 2018)
  • "Chantaje" (2016)
  • "Hips Don't Lie" (2005)
  • "Jenny from the Block" (by Jennifer Lopez, 2002)
  • "Let's Get Loud" (by Jennifer Lopez, 1999)
  • "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" (2010)

Lady Gaga (2017)

Lady Gaga performed at the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show in 2017. The New England Patriots won against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Lady Gaga had air dynamics, costumes, and an intricate set to back her up as she killed the following set list:

  • "God Bless America" (by Irving Berlin, 1938)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" (Woody Guthrie, 1940)
  • "The Edge of Glory" (2011)
  • "Poker Face" (2008)
  • "Born This Way" (2011)
  • "Telephone" (2008)
  • "Just Dance" (2008)
  • "Million Reasons" (2016)
  • "Bad Romance" (2008)

Katy Perry (2015)

Katy Perry performed at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show in 2015. The New England Patriots won against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Perry brought Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz on stage with her for an amazing performance with such hits as:

  • "Roar" (2013)
  • "Dark Horse" (2013)
  • "I Kissed a Girl" (2008)
  • "Teenage Dream" (2010)
  • "California Gurls" (2010)
  • "Get Ur Freak On" (by Missy Elliott, 2001)
  • "Work It" (by Missy Elliott, 2002)
  • "Firework" (2010)

After The Weeknd's legendary performance this past Sunday, it's nice to look back on some of the past Super Bowl performances and be reminded of the amazing artists who have stepped on to the Pepsi stage.

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