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Friday, February 4, 2011

Best Superbowl Halftime Shows

Since it is Superbowl week all week long here on my blog, I thought I would give you my list of the top 5 best Superbowl Halftime shows of all time.

Number 5 – I had to include Michael Jackson since this was at the peak of his career before he became an old creepy guy.

Number 4 – The Rolling Stones, enough said.

Number 3 – Now I know that he did the “pre-game” performance, but I love me Santana. And Michelle Branch is just drop dead beautiful so I threw it in here. And I love her voice.

Number 2 – I thought the tribute that U2 did to the events and victims of 9/11 was beyond very classy.

Number 1 – Nothing says “Divine” intervention better than this one. Prince was singing “Purple Rain” while it was raining and there were purple lights on. It was just meant to be.

Well there you have it, my list of the top 5 Superbowl halftime shows. Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.


  1. I think the half-time show is a waste of time. It needs to be about 15 minutes long not the seemingly 45 minutes of crappy performances.

  2. Wow. I love all those performers. "Purple Rain" is one of my all time favorites.

    Good job going down memory lane!

  3. I loved loved loved the Prince halftime show. It was awwwwesome.

  4. good job man, great choices...

    remember when the halftime show was not even a thing? i do. i actually remember when it was just replays and analysis. and commercials...and i saw the first 5 superbowls in Black and white...

    i didn't drink way back then, as i was like 10.

    prince and purple rain was the only halftime show i remember actually ever watching.

    usually i am out smoking or in the kitchen creating more food during half time...(ordering more pizza)

    or i am flat out fucking shit faced drunk...

    i may actually remember this suberbowl this year..

    Bruce Johnson JADIP
    Evil Twin
    stupid stuff I see and hear
    The Dreamodeling Guy
    The Guy Book
    The Guy Book

  5. Even though Janet Jackson's boobs didn't make an appearance, or should I say boob.. I agree with all your choices.

    Prince was phenomenal - especially if the guitar/phallic thing was intentional.


  6. To be honest, he was already way creepy in '93.

    Also PEAK? Come on, THRILLER dude! Everyone had that album, even my parents.

  7. @ George, sometimes I agree with that.

    @ Janie, thank you. I agree on the Prince one.

    @ Mash, thank you.

    @ Bruce, I know exactly how you feel. I have Monday off from work so I may not remember the superbowl this year.

    @ Simpledude, I didn't include the Jackson boob because that is/was the only bright spot (hehehhe) of that performance.

    @ Kev, His career was at the peek then, he went down hill faster than an avalanche.

  8. i definitely am all about Prince and The Rolling Stones

  9. I gotta go with MJ! Great stuff!

    Thanks for posting!

  10. No Janet boob!! Ok I admit it I just wanted to see the video..
    Cheers, Sausage...

  11. All great performances! Your Superbowl week has been great, OT!

  12. @ Becca, I agree.

    @ Manager, thank you.

    @ Sausage, naw I didn't put that one in here as she can't sing for shit.

    @ Heather, thank you. I have one more good post tomorrow.

  13. Great picks, OT. I just watched all of them. For starters, I thought MJ's performance was awesome - worth the price of the Super Bowl tic alone. Then, I thought the same for the rest. U2's tribute was beautiful. Halftime shows aren't what they used to be. Or are they? I guess I'll have to watch and find out.

  14. Dude, I have to admit I was slightly terrified by the Rolling Stones one, and may have turned the tv off.

    His midsection freaked me out, along with his face. (Not like I'm a charmer, but STILL...).

    I still think nipplegate was fun. But that's because I'd bang Timberlake. I'm a ho like that.

    Seriously?... Reeeally??... Seriously?


  15. Heyyyyyy, where's the Who? They were geezerific! (OK...they sucked).
    I really wish I had TIVO for the wardrobe malfunction, though.

  16. @ Robyn, thank you.

    @ Stephanie, yes the Stones did look freaky but I like their music and don't really care how they look. Hell I am just glad they are still alive after all of the tons of drugs, alcohol, and whores they have been through.

    @ Al, they were ok and #6 on my list, but I have to shave one off of the list and the Who bought it.

  17. It begins and end with nipplegate.

  18. U2 and Bono have always been beyond classy. Have they ever been involved in a scandal? Sure, he's way political...but seems to be sincerely trying to make the world a better place.

  19. @ Copyboy, true that.

    @ Jen, he has not always been "classy" with his comments.

  20. Great choices! I would have been torn about adding Aerosmith's performance because I love them, but they ruined it by having Britany Spears and nSync with them. XP

    I'm behind, so I have still have to go back and read your other Superbowl week posts. Neat stuff!

  21. @ Katsidhe, that is why I didn't include them. I like to see legends by themselves. With the exception of Santana.

    And you should go back and read all of my other Superbowl posts.

  22. God...I remember when U2 did that and I cried like a damned baby...and it made me tear up again watching it. I'm such a sissy. Loved your picks! :-)

  23. How can you NOT love U2?

    Yeah, that's what I thought...

  24. @ Jewels, I can see that. Thank you.

    @ Paige, I love boobs as much as the next man, but unless she is putting them in my face, she ain't making my list.

    @ Teach, I like them. I used to love them, but things changed.

  25. Damn! Simple Dude stole my comment about Janet's boob, but I will say that my son (nine at the time) was glued to the TV from that point on.

    Prince is still my fave.

    a bitch called mom

  26. @ Mrs Hyde, yea the boob was nice. And the Prince one was great.

  27. Nothing will ever beat Janet jacksons boob. Ever.

  28. Prince was awesome but I have to say Michael Jackson was always creepy, except maybe when he was like 6 yrs. old.

  29. Seeing as I'm an Aussie, I just don't get Superbowl at all..although my husband watches it. He did call me over to see the Black Eyed Peas do this year's show and it was really good. Made me wanna go out and get a fluro suit.

  30. @ Tracey, it is ok. It is really just an excuse for us to get drunk and eat fattening foods.


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