The Super Bowl is an exciting tradition in the U.S.A that mixes America’s love for (American) football, and the more highly anticipated halftime show the rest of the world can’t wait for.
Usually, the musical guests are modern icons and legends, and usually these performers will be remembered for their halftime shows, for their entire career. Any great thing they do, as well as anything embarrassing they do, will probably haunt them for the rest of their lives.
While we aren’t here to exactly remember the more awkward performances, like Ashlee Simpson’s terrible fiasco and Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “nipple-gate”, we’re here to remember some of the greatest performances the Super Bowl has ever seen.
U2 (Beautiful Day, MLK,
Where the Streets Have No Name)
Playing some of their best songs like Beautiful Day and Where the Streets Have No Name, Bono and the gang captured the hearts and attention of audiences all over the world with their beautiful pop rock melodies and lyrics that proved similar to the Super Bowl-related emotions. But their tribute to the 9/11 victims ultimately made this entire performance a night to remember.
Bruno Mars & Red Hot
Chili Peppers (Billionaire, Locked Out of Heaven, Treasure, Runaway Baby, Give
It Away, Just The Way You Are)
The most recent performance proved to the world that Bruno Mars is indeed a great performer. His energy and charisma stretched out to the entire dome, as well as to people watching at home. His viciously entertaining energy matched up to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who appeared in the middle of the performance to play Give It Away, and ended with Mars’ tribute to out stationed American soldiers.
Paul McCartney (Drive My
Car, Get Back, Live and Let Die, Hey Jude)
Arguably the best Beatle, Paul McCartney blessed the stadium with the hits from his band, namely, Get Back, Live and Let Die and Hey Jude to end his performance. It was one of the best things to have graced American history, and he isn’t even American.
Beyonce & Destiny’s
Child (Love On Top, Crazy In Love, End of Time, Baby Boy, Bootylicious, Independent
Woman Part 1, Single Ladies, Halo)
Many pop music devotees have christened her halftime performance as the best Super Bowl halftime performance, and we can see why. Beyonce brought her A-game, and she made it look so easy. With a wide range of hits from her time with fellow Destiny’s Child members, to her solo start up, to the multi-hit wonder she is, Beyonce’s entire performance was an incredible spectacle. It made us a little bit more excited for sports.
N’SYNC, Aerosmith &
Britney Spears (Bye Bye Bye, I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, It’s Gonna Be Me,
Jaded, Walk This Way)
Oh, man. Possibly the weirdest combination of artists who surprisingly worked so well on stage together, boy band N’SYNC and rock band Aerosmith joined forces with their best hits like Bye Bye Bye and Jaded and made it look and sound like all your dreams had come true. From the funny intro video feature Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, to Britney Spears and Mary J Blige appearing out of nowhere for Walk This Way, this entire performance was chaotic, and it made it very fun to watch.