The 10 Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All-Time

Michael Jackson performed at the 1993 Super Bowl. Photo property of Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images.

The Queen of Pop will take the Super Bowl Halftime Show’s stage to perform in front of millions of people across the world.    She is not the only mega star that headlined the precious Super Bowl Halftime Show over the past 20 years.   The performers who have the honor of entertaining viewers that included Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, No Doubt and Britney Spears.

Here are the greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time.

10. Phil Collins, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton (2000)

America’s favorite football game commemorated the new millennium in a huge way.  Tons of musicians, dancers and puppets joined the biggest names in music to celebrate the optimistic future and spread their message of hope, peace and unity across Earth.

To watch this moving performance, click here: http://youtu.be/1D4SvecN79A

9. Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett and the Miami Sound Machine (1995)

Disney and ABC celebrated the release of the highly anticipated Disneyland attraction: Indiana Jones Adventure.  The plot featured Indiana Jones and his love interest, Marion Ravenwood saving the Vince Lombardi trophy from the dreaded Temple of the Forbidden Eye.   In addition to the show’s plot, legendary performers Patti LaBelle, Tony Bennett and the Miami Sound Machine provided the soundtrack for the halftime show.

Click here to the halftime performance: http://youtu.be/I9VULY2Aby4

8. Shania Twain, Sting and No Doubt (2003)

2003’s Super Bowl Halftime Show started with Shania Twain’s medley of hits that included “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” and “Up.”  After the Canadian Country Queen warmed up the crowd, No Doubt and Sting teamed up for an incredible rendition of “Message in a Bottle.”

To watch Shania’s performance, click here: http://youtu.be/h9BjzgOJcbI or to see Sting and No Doubt’s performance, click here: http://youtu.be/uxGaqRe5MUs

7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009)

 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the Super Bowl Halftime Show to another level of excellence.  The group performed four of their hits including “Born to Run” and the inspirational “Working on a Dream” that featured a gospel choir backing the group.

Click here to watch the E Street Band’s glorious halftime show: http://youtu.be/R06FMoT-hkk

6. Prince (2007)

The Artist Known as Prince rocked out a stormy Miami in 2007.  The Purple One performed several of his classics including “Baby I’m A Star” and “Let’s Go Crazy.”  In addition to his hits, he performed covers of “Proud Mary” and “All Along the Watchtower” with the accompaniment of a marching band.

To watch Prince’s halftime show, click here: http://youtu.be/JJ-MBTC7LBk

5. Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1999)

One of the most incredible group performances that hit the Super Bowl stage featured three different kinds of music: R&B/Soul, Latin and Swing.   In addition to this diverse group of musicians, look for a quick cameo by E.T.

To watch part one of the performance, click here: http://youtu.be/cKxeD2NqbcM and to watch part two, click here: http://youtu.be/rFDBQxoo4Gc

4. Diana Ross (1996)

 To celebrate the Super Bowl’s 30th Anniversary, the NFL turned to one of the most legendary names in the recording industry to entertain their worldwide audience.  Diana Ross did not disappoint as she performed her medley of her solo and Supremes hits.

Click here to watch Diana Ross’ spectacular performance: http://youtu.be/umlyDp83I5w

3. Sir Paul McCartney (2005)

 The former Beatle performed a medley of his classics at the 39th Super Bowl that showed incredible musicianship and masterful vocals that entertained everyone.

Click here to watch Sir Paul McCartney entertain the crowd: http://youtu.be/-lYz3p9kA50

2. Aerosmith, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly (2001)

 The best Super Bowl Halftime Show of the 2000s hands down belonged to a collective group of talented performers spanning different genres of music.    This Halftime Show  had something for everyone.

To watch this performance, click here: http://youtu.be/_-oJKyHHxKk

1. Michael Jackson (1993)

The best Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance of All-Time belongs to the late King of Pop.    It featured all of his best moves, songs and showmanship in less than 15 minutes.

To watch this performance, click on this link: http://youtu.be/ywRMES7oHnA

I do not own any of the video clips that have appeared on this blog post.  They belong to the National Football League and their respective broadcasting networks.

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