The Best & Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows EVERFebruary 6, 2016
It’s interesting to think about the Super Bowl because you have SO many people that all tune in for so many different reasons. For example:
- You have the “Avid Fan” who will secretly cry in the bathroom after his team fails to take home the victory this year.
- You have “The Diner” who only comes because we all know the best food is at Super Bowl parties. Let’s be honest.
- You have “The Boozer” who isn’t going to pass up on attending a good party now or ever.
- And last, but not least, you have what we simply like to call the “Halftime Show”, meaning, they come and watch until the halftime show is over and see the great performances, then they leave. However, for these people, the night can sometimes go bad because there have been A LOT of terrible halftime performances.
And for those of you who fall under the “Halftime Show” category, here’s a list of the 5 Best AND the 5 worst Super Bowl halftime performances ever. Check it out!
We’ll start off with the worst…
5.) Black Eyed Peas – Super Bowl 2011
Ok. It pains us to say this because, Fergie, OBVIOUSLY. But the truth of the matter is that one of the band’s musical guests, Usher, totally stole the show. SORRY ABOUT IT. Plus there were obvious sound and vocal issues in the early minutes of the performance. Willing to bet that sound guy lost his job.
4.) Madonna – Super Bowl 2012
LMFAO as musical guests? Bye.
2.) The Who – Super Bowl 2010
No really… WHO?
AKA: MESS. Ok let us start off by saying we are nearly two and a half minutes INTO the performance before one person starts singing. Next, the entire thing is narrated by Edward James Olmos. While we appreciate the intent behind the message, is the Super Bowl really the best place for this? We’re gonna vote no.
The whole thing was just so slow. How many drunk attendees took a nap during this performance, seriously?
Now that the painful part is over, let’s get to the 5 BEST Super Bowl halftime performances. Starting with…
OKAY, OKAY… we know some people consider this performance to be amongst the worst halftime shows ever, but we have to politely, completely disagree. WHO DOESN’T LOVE A JUICY SCANDAL? We sure do. This was one of the most talked about events for so long after this happened. Regardless of whether it was intentional or not, JT and Janet certainly were the topic of discussion for quite some time.
4.) Bruno Mars – Super Bowl 2014
The combination of Bruno’s jaw-dropping vocals, plus the heartfelt messages from troops overseas that were incorporated into the performance, is exactly why he’s found his way on our “Best” list. Bravo, Bruno.
3.) Michael Jackson – Super Bowl 1993
Of course, mad respect to The King. According to The Street, Michael was kind of the go-to decision by network officials when they decided that the Super Bowl Halftime Performances needed to be a big deal. So in a way, MJ kind of set the standard on taking things to a whole new level if you were lucky enough to be asked to perform. Very cool.
2.) Prince – Super Bowl 2007
You can’t go wrong with Prince… EVER. His performance was a total 80’s throwback including tons of his major hits. Iconic.
1.) BEYONCE – Super Bowl 2013
DESTINY’S CHILD (mini) REUNION. AUTOMATIC BEST PERFORMANCE EVER. Plus who delivers a show, sexy outfits, next-level choreography, and untouchable vocals better than Beyonce? Hint: No One. Now we just have to see how she turns it out when she joins Coldplay this year.