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The top five Super Bowl Halftime Show moments of all time

Jayden Collins

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The top five Super Bowl Halftime Show moments of all time

It’s one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar - the NFL Super Bowl.

This year’s edition pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the Kansas City Chiefs in what will be a mammoth affair.

But even if you aren’t into your NFL there’s always a reason to be tuning in - the halftime show.

It’s been a staple of America’s biggest event for over 50 years now, and this year it will be headlined by pop queen Rihanna.


Ahead of the event we’ve got five of the best moments from the halftime show for you to get around in preparation - enjoy!

Rap royalty brings SoFi Stadium alive (2022)

Starting off with last year’s edition which brought together some of the best in hip-hop and rap from the last few decades.


It was a 15-minute showcase of the last 25 years of hip-hop that kicked off with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg performing snippets of ‘The Next Episode’ and ‘California Love’.

Then a random upside-down 50 Cent appeared who performed ‘In Da Club’ before they were next joined by Mary J Blige in an outfit that was both mirrored and leopard print.

If you’re bringing together rap royalty you can’t forget Eminem who implored the California crowd to ‘Lose Yourself’.

Top it off with one of the best in the modern game in Kendrick Lamar and you have a recipe for one memorable performance.


Bruce Springsteen rocks Raymond James Stadium (2009)

One of the most legendary rockers of all time proved exactly why he’s a legend at the 2009 Super Bowl.

With certifiable jams such as ‘10th Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Born to Run’, ‘Working on a Dream’ and ‘Glory Jams’ he well and truly rocked the house down.


Imploring everyone at home to ‘turn the television all the way up’ Springsteen ensured he had the attention of millions with his performance.

He left everything out there on the stage and proved that even though he was already a legend there was no chance he was going to phone it in.

Madonna proves she’s a pop goddess (2012)


The icon herself headlined the 2012 edition of the Super Bowl.

Carried on a throne and dressed as a Roman warrior, her outfit certainly fit the performance.

At 53 years of age, Madonna carried herself like a queen and rocked around that stage ensuring all eyes were on her.

She was joined on stage by the likes of Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, MIA, and Nicki Minaj, all while being partnered by countless performers.

Beyonce dazzles in 2013

From one pop queen to another - Beyonce’s 2013 performance will go down in halftime history.

Joined by an all-woman band plus performers all wearing black, there was sophistication like no other.

And damn, did she move like she was out there on the Super Bowl herself.

Of course, her singing talent is unmatched, but she seriously moved around that stage without needing a breath.

She brought out her old Destiny’s Child bandmates to sing the ever-popular ‘Single Ladies’, in a fun moment.

Prince performs ‘Purple Rain’ in the rain (2007)

Probably the best halftime show performance of all time came courtesy of Prince.

The musical icon didn’t perform at a halftime show until 2007, and boy did he make sure everyone knew what they had been missing.

Between his outlandish outfit, guitar shredding, and commanding vocals, Prince proved why he was a legend of the game.

And did we mention he did it all in the pouring rain?

I mean apropos for the man who literally sings ‘Purple Rain’ - it couldn’t get any more poetic.

Chills watching this one.

Let’s see if Rhianna puts on a performance that could make the list.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy.

Topics: US Sports, NFL, American Football, Super Bowl

Jayden Collins
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