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Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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    I may not watch a lot of football, but I almost always tune into the Super Bowl, especially the Halftime Show. It's a toss up as to whether or not it will knock out socks off, or be a train wreck that will change our standards of what a half time show should be. So since we are so close, I thought I'd see what Rolling Stone Magazine had to say about this. They are a music magazine, after all. So we should be able to trust their opinion, right? Here it goes.

    Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows:

    10. Paul McCartney - 2005

    9. Katy Perry and Missy Elliot -2015

    8. The Rolling Stones - 2006

    7. Lady Gaga - 2017

    6. Madonna - 2012

    5. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2009

    4. Aerosmith, Britney Spears, N’Sync, Nelly & Mary J. Blige - 2001

    3. Beyonce - 2013

    2. Prince - 2007

    1. U2 - 2002

    U2, huh? I can see why. They put on a great performance, especially after 9/11, but I wouldn't be able to put them at #1 for biased reasons. I do agree that they belong in the top 10, but not #1. Lady Gaga deserves to be in the top 5, I think. Not to mention the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen should at least be in the top 2. He sang his heart out as usual, and really put on a show. So what does everyone else think? Are we missing an artist or band in this list?

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    You would think some on this list should come from the 90's. But I went back and looked at the lineups and the way SB halftime shows used to work. And I can see why none of those shows likely made the list. Halftime shows have evolved a lot in the last few decades, from marching bands and what you might expect from a college or high school halftime show just on a bigger scale to all out concerts. The changes started in 1991 and it looks like it took them a decade to start to get it right.
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    Dallasite Wrote: You would think some on this list should come from the 90's. But I went back and looked at the lineups and the way SB halftime shows used to work. And I can see why none of those shows likely made the list. Halftime shows have evolved a lot in the last few decades, from marching bands and what you might expect from a college or high school halftime show just on a bigger scale to all out concerts. The changes started in 1991 and it looks like it took them a decade to start to get it right.
    I always remember Super Bowl Halftime shows being a big deal, but I didn't know it evolved to that scale.