The Rolling Stones (2006)
Fire, guitars and leather pants; now THAT’S an epic halftime show. The Rolling Stones kept it awesome by keeping it simple; no balloons, no one flying in from the ceiling, no scandals. Just their amazing music and a dedicated crowd.
Their presence on stage is enough to keep the attention of every viewer, whether you were watching at home or if you were head-banging in the crowd.
U2's 9/11 Tribute (2002)
It was a beautiful day, indeed. This U2 performance brought pure joy and some serious healing to football fans and Americans throughout the country. The performance included a showing of every single person’s name who lost their life in the 9/11 terrorist attack that shook our country.
It was hard to not tear up during this performance. U2 fan or not, this was easily one of the most memorable and touching halftime show performances to ever happen.
The Lady Bird, Lady Gaga (2017)
Lady Gaga flying in through the roof of the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas…what could possibly be more amazing than that?
She was literally doing backflips through the sky like some acrobatic professional. Gaga can’t be stopped and her performance was basically flawless. Oh, and she gave us one of the best gifs of all time to enjoy for all of eternity.
Bruno, Bey and Coldplay (2016)
I truly underestimated Coldplay’s performance and for that, I am eternally sorry. These three powerhouse performers brought their own unique flare to the stage; Coldplay brought the pop of color, Bruno Mars brought his passionate and unparalleled dance moves, and of course, Beyonce brought the power.
So much talent on one stage made for an overwhelmingly fun performance that had everyone moving.
The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash (2011)
Three words: glowing morph suits. Weird blue, green and red faceless clones danced around the stage while the Black Eyed Peas attempted to perform to the best of their abilities.
They were giving off a sort of futuristic vibe with the lights and the robot-like attire. Usher showed up, which was pretty cool and so did Slash, the guitarist from Guns ‘N Roses, which was kind of odd. This is one Super Bowl Halftime Show I think we are all okay with leaving in the past.