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Most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows

Beyonce during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Getty Images)

Beyonce during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Performing during the Super Bowl halftime show can be the biggest moment of a musician’s career. Let’s face it, where else would a singer get the attention of over 100 million people at the same time?

Super Bowl 51 is set for Sunday and Lady Gaga just told a room of reporters Thursday that her performance will be “tremendously athletic” and to “get excited to see something that you haven’t seen before.”

With that to look forward to, there’s no better time to reminisce about past halftime shows.


We did the work and compiled some of the most memorable performances:

U2 (2002)

Beyonce (2013)

Aerosmith, Britney Spears, N’Sync, Mary J. Blige (2001)

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band (2009)

Madonna (2012)

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars (2016)

The Rolling Stones (2006)

Katy Perry and Missy Elliott (2015)

Paul McCartney (2005)

Michael Jackson (1993)

Diana Ross (1996)

Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy and Kid Rock (2004)