Top Seven Super Bowl Half time shows

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Let’s take a stroll back in the time for finding out the best Super Bowl’s halftime shows according to fans and critics. Here are the top seven of the Super Sunday shows according to the Athlonsports.com:

7. The Rolling Stones – Super Bowl XL

“If you start me up I’ll never stop” echoed through the stadium, and the audience went crazy, it was the Rolling Stones folks!

6. Prince and the Florida A&M Marching Band – Super Bowl XLI

It is said as the ‘Purple Rain’ show as Prince performed through the unexpected rain during the halftime show and reached a mythical status. It is regarded as the most creative performance in Super Bowl history.

5. Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers – Super Bowl XLVIII

Multi-talented Mars along with the best Funk rock gang knocked this performance out of the park. It moved the age-diverse audience.

4. NSYNC, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly – Super Bowl XXXV

MTV produced its first halftime show and they paired unlikely performers into a masterpiece.

3. Michael Jackson – Super Bowl XXVII

It was the first time in the Super Bowl halftime show history that a solo artist was headlining. The one man show MJ set the bar for future halftime shows which still haven’t been matched.

2. U2 – Super Bowl XXXVI

After the attacks of September 11, U2 seemed to be the appropriate band for a time of peace and restoration. The heart is a bloom

“The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town”

When Bono started with these words from the “Beautiful Day” song it made the people surrender to serenity. It was one of most moving performances at a time when the nation was held back by the horrifying attacks.

1. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams – Super Bowl XLVII

Beyoncé started the show with a recording of a Vince Lombardi quote on excellence and then spell bounded the audience with her performance. Moreover, Beyonce at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, performed hits like  “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies” and “Halo. Then Destiny’s Child queued in with “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women.”

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