While this year’s Super Bowl may not be as captivating as last year’s (The Cardinals? Come on…), the performances should bring people to their feet. Following a rousing performance for Barack Obama’s We Are One concert, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers look to make Mike Tomlin the youngest coach in NFL history to win the game’s biggest prize.
For the non-sports lovers, enjoy these top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Performances below:
5. Super Bowl XXXVI: U2, “9/11 Tribute” –
The boys from Dublin performed a soul-stirring tribute to those who sacrificed and lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade buildings in New York City on September 11th, 2001. We still will never forget that day or this performance.
4. Super Bowl XXX: Diana Ross, “Medley” –
Before Beyonce, the diva of divas was Ms. Diana Ross. Her Super Bowl XXX performance marked the 30 years of celebrating Sunday Night Football as a true holiday of grandiose proportions! If you forgot how divalicious, Ms. Ross is, check out her performance below:
3. Super Bowl XLI: Prince, “Purple Rain” –
The Purple One did his thing while the Indianapolis Colts did their thing beating the Chicago Bears in dramatic fashion – 29-17. Prince, always the ultimate performer, got the crowd to sing and stand to their feet during this rousing rendition of “Purple Rain.” Check it out below:
2. Super Bowl XXVII: Michael Jackson, “Heal The World” –
The King of Pop had all eyes on him as Super Bowl halftime ratings were going into the toilet numbers. He didn’t fail to disappoint, pulling out all the stops: “Opening up with doubles of himself entering the stadium in each corner. The finale featured an audience card stunt and a choir of 3,500 local Los Angeles area children joining Jackson as he sang his single “Heal The World.”
1. Super Bowl XXXVIII: Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake, “Rock Your Body” –
After performing a medley of hits, Janet Jackson was labeled “infamous” for her “wardrobe malfunction” during her duet performance with former N’Sync’er Justin Timberlake. Although the Mickey Mouseketeer dropped Ms. Jackson cause she was nasty, CBS was fined, everyone got mad and the occasion lived in Saturday Night Live infamy. I don’t think it was that bad at all: