Super Bowl halftime show history: List of best, worst performers of all time

first_imgSince the inaugural Super Bowl in 1967, the halftime show has been a focal point of every Super Bowl. In 2020, Super Bowl 54 will be no different.LIVE: The best reactions to the Super Bowl halftime show “Be Bop Bamboozled,” Super Bowl XXIIIThis performance was doomed from the start. From the awful open that introduced the world to an Elvis impersonator named “Elivs Presto,” to the name of the show “Be Bop Bamboozled” (we’re still trying to figure out how that was chosen), this performance is memorable because of how terrible it was. The use of 3-D effects did help anything either.List of Super Bowl halftime show historySuper BowlYearPerformer(s)I1967Universities of Arizona and Michigan Grambling University BandsII1968″Old Man Winter Takes a Vacation in Miami” featuring seven local Miami-area high school bandsIII1969″America Thanks” with Florida A&M UniversityIV1970Carol ChanningV1971Florida A&M BandVI1972″Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Ftizgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Coprs Drill TeamVII1973″Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band and Woody HermanVIII1974″A Musical America” with University of Texas BandIX1975″Tribute to Duke Eillington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University BandsX1976″200 Years and Just a Baby” Tribute to America’s BicentennialXI1977″It’s a Small World” including crowd particiption for first time with spectators waving colored placard on cueXII1978″From Paris to the Paris of America” with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al HirtXIII1979″Super Bowl XIII Carnival” Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bandsXIV1980″A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up with PeopleXV1981″A Mardi Gras Festival”XVI1982″A Salute to the 60’s and Motown”XVII1983″KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound)XVIII1984″Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen”XIX1985″A World of Children’s Dreams”XX1986″Beat of the Future”XXI1987″Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary”XXII1988″Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby CheckerXXIII1989″Be Bop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effectsXXIV1990″Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw and Irma ThomasXXV1991″A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the BlockXXVI1992″Winter Magic” including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy HamillXXVII1993″Heal the World” featuring Michael JacksonXXVIII1994″Rockin Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi JuddXXIX1995″Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound MachineXXX1996Diana RossXXXI1997″Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi, James Brown and ZZ TopXXXII1998″A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The TemptationsXXXIII1999″Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Savion GloverXXXIV2000″A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, and Toni BraxtonXXXV2001″The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith, *N’SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and NellyXXXVI2002U2XXXVII2003Shania Twain, No Doubt and StingXXXVIII2004Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin TimberlakeXXXIX2005Paul McCartneyXL2006The Rolling StonesXLI2007PrinceXLII2008Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersXLIII2009Bruce Springsteen & The E Street BandXLIV2010The WhoXLV2011The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, SlashXLVI2012Madonna with guests Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, M.I.A. and Nicki MinajXLVII2013Beyoncé with guests Destiny’s ChildXLVIII2014Bruno Mars with guests Red Hot Chili PeppersXLIX2015Katy Perry with guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz502016Coldplay with guets Beyoncé and Bruno MarsLI2017Lady GagaLII2018Justin TimberlakeLIII2019Maroon 5 with guests Travis Scott and Big BoiLIV2020Jennifer Lopez and Shakira The league’s choice of performer is highly anticipated and widely covered. And for a certain segment of viewers, the halftime show is more entertaining than the game itself.From the good to the bad and everything in between, here’s a quick look at the history of halftime performances at the Super Bowl, including the best and worst acts all time and a complete list of every halftime show spanning 1967 to 2020.MORE: Why are Shakira, Jennifer Lopez performing the halftime show?Who is performing during halftime at Super Bowl 2020?Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2020.Super Bowl 54 will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Two 👑 👑 First time together on stage…on the world’s biggest stage. Welcome @JLo and @shakira to #PepsiHalftime #SBLIV @RocNation @NFL— Pepsi (@pepsi) September 26, 2019Best Super Bowl halftime performancesPrince, Super Bowl XLINot only did Prince use four different live guitars during the performance, he did it all in the pouring rain in Miami. Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVIIJackson starts off this memorable show by jumping out from under the stage and standing silently for almost 90 seconds before any music starts. Many consider Jackson’s performance at Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena, Calif., to be the one that transformed the halftime show into the modern spectable we know today.Beyoncé, Super Bowl XLVIIHaving sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in her home town of Houston, it was only a matter of time until the league asked Beyoncé to perform at halftime. The performance she gave also included a guest appearance from Destiny’s Child and was one for the ages.Worst Super Bowl halftime performancesColdplay, Super Bowl 50With the 50th Super Bowl approaching, many were curious as to who the league would choose to perform at halftime. When Coldplay was announced, the public’s response was tepid. The addition of guests Beyoncé and Bruno Mars helped to try ease the public response, but it wasn’t enough.The Black Eyed Peas, Super Bowl XLVFrom the awful costumes to the auto-tuned singing voices to the cameos by Usher and Slash, it just wasn’t The Black Eyed Peas’ day in 2011.last_img read more

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