2016’s halftime performance featured Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars in a stunning event that delighted fans in the stadium and around the world. Beyonce performed her famous song “Formation” and Bruno Mars brought the dance moves with his “Uptown Funk!” performance. When all three performers shared the stage at once (Bruno, Beyonce, and Chris Martin), the stadium was completely electrified.
The infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show featured Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. The acrobatics were jaw-dropping, the dance moves were popping, but what blew the top off was the wardrobe malfunction that Jackson experienced midway through the performance. While their chemistry was crackling and the song came to a close, Timberlake reaches around and rips the bra cup off Jackson’s shirt revealing her breast. It’s still up for debate whether it was planned or not.
Lady Gaga’s 2017 performance at halftime was one of the most memorable Super Bowl performances of all time. The sheer amount of pyrotechnics and acrobatics were insane, and impressed audiences with the most dramatic halftime show ever. Her vocal performances were spot on, and the dance numbers and costume changes blew audiences away. Gaga concluded her performance by catching a football toss and leaping off a metal structure into oblivion.
We can’t fail to mention Prince’s beautiful performance at the 2007 Super Bowl halftime event during the pouring rain. The lighting and stage designers were concerned when they woke up to rain on the morning of the Super Bowl. They went to chat with Prince, but all he said was, “Can you make it rain harder?” He gave an epic performance on a stage with his symbol, not slipping once on the wet stage. This performance stands out because Prince made it seem like he planned for it to rain, working with the elements instead of against them. It could have gone so easily the other way, but Prince was such a skilled performer that, instead, he made this a performance to remember.