The 15 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances Ever

  • #15 – Bruno Mars and band bringing the house down in 2016. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #14 – Diana Ross, in top form and triumphant in 1996. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #13 – Michael Jackson gave a thrilling performance in 1993. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #12 – Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan in 1999. (Photo: Wikimedia)

  • #11 – Bruno Mars’ first appearance in 2014 began with an incredible drum solo while surfing through the crowd on a platform. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #10 – Katy Perry (and pals) in 2015. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #9 – Paul McCartney in 2005. (Photo: Wikimedia)

  • #8 – Tom Petty opened with an amazing version of “American Girl” in 2008. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #7 – Aerosmith with a young Britney Spears in 2001. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #6 – Beyonce in 2013. (Photo: Flickr)

  • #5 – Prince, and the coolest guitar ever in 2007. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #4 – Bono of U2, passionate and patriotic in 2002. (Photo: Wikimedia)

  • #3 – Bruce Springsteen in 2009. (Photo: Twitter)

  • #2 – Madonna did the unthinkable in 2012, giving unknown dancers and variety-performers a chance to strut their talents front and center. (Photo: Flickr)

  • #1 – The Rolling Stones, unabashed and legendary in 2006. (Photo: Wikimedia)

#15 – Bruno Mars and band bringing the house down in 2016. (Photo: Twitter)

Sunday evening’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI on CBS will attract sports fans from around the globe. Bookies are busy placing bets for hopeful wagerers, and football fanatics are busy getting their snacks and beverages in order.

But there’s another pool of annual Super Bowl viewers – those who are less interested in sport than gala. From all-time great commercials to star-studded halftime concerts (featuring Lady Gaga and guests in 2017), those who avoid sports still have every reason to tune in.

Here’s Jetss.com‘s list of the 15 best halftime performances.


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