Each week our friends at Radio.com’s Top 10 bring us an epic Top 10 list from the net. Just in time for the post-Super Bowl wrap up, they bring us 10 Unforgettable Super Bowl Performances.
We know there are some wicked hardcore female fans out there, but stereotypically speaking, football is a man’s game. Oftentimes, some of the biggest chatter after the Super Bowl revolves around the halftime performances. Or is it the Super Bowl ads? (Remember the original Budweiser frogs?) Whichever one, most of us will agree the Super Bowl continues to get bigger and most remembered for its unforgettable and legendary performances.
Except this year’s…
From [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Janet Jackson[/lastfm]‘s “wardrobe malfunction” in 2005 to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] performing [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beatles[/lastfm] classic “Hey Jude” with the entire stadium singing “Na… na-na na-na-na-na, ” let’s take a look back at some of those memorable halftime memories, shall we?
In no particular order, we present ten awesome and unforgettable Super Bowl performances:
10. Britney Spears and Aerosmith
9. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Prince [/lastfm] (2007)
Prince was on fire, and managed to keep his clothes on. But people complained when he performed a guitar solo behind a transparent sheet, later positioning it in an oddly shaped manner that plenty of critics cried, “Phallic!”
8. Rolling Stones (2006)
A nice worldwide reminder that Mick Jagger still has what it takes to rile up fans of all shades of hipster.
7. Aerosmith, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige (2001)
Pretty odd selection of artists on stage, right? Well, it worked, and it was a cross-genre performance hit.
6. U2 (2002)
An unforgettable evening playing tribute to 9/11 victims scrolled on a screen behind the band. It was a beautiful!
5. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2008)
Not only does Tom Petty & his Heartbreakers play the obvious favorites (“I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” “Runnin’ Down A Dream”), but they deliver a performance that would even make God blush! Everyone loved it.
4. Patti LaBelle (1995)
3. Michael Jackson (1993)
The King of Pop at his vintage best performing electrifying versions of “Jam,” “Billie Jean,” “Black or White” and “Heal the World.”
2. The Who (2010)
The Who, that’s who! ‘Nuff said.
1. Paul McCartney (2005)
The last Beatle of the “Fab Four” performs classics like “Drive My Car,” “Get Back” and “Hey Jude.” Highlight of the show? Crowd singing, “Na… na-na na-na-na-na….”
Which Super Bowl’s halftime shows were the most memorable to you? Let us know via the comments below.