Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows

January 30, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday means a lot to America, but music enthusiasts usually look forward to the coveted halftime show for the real entertainment. In honor of the big championship, which will see Justin Timblerlake serve the tunes in the middle of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles smackdown this weekend, iHeartRadio wanted to take a trip down memory lane.

From rock legends to pop titans, the NFL has recruited a variety of acts for the 12-minute gig. Some were mind-blowing. Some were not too memorable. Some just plain ol’ sucked. Considering the vast difference in quality amongst shows, we’ve put our opinions to the frontlines and ranked some of the best and worst halftime shows. Take a look below!

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BEST 2017 - Lady Gaga

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BEST 2016 - Beyoncé, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars

BEST 2016 - Beyoncé

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BEST 2016 - Bruno Mars

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BEST 2016 - Coldplay

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BEST 2015 - Katy Perry


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BEST 2015 - Katy Perry

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BEST 2015 - Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz

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BEST 2015 - Katy Perry and Missy Elliott

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars

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BEST 2014 - Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers

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BEST 2013 - Destiny's Child

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BEST 2013 - Destiny's Child

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WORST 2012 - Madonna & Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.


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WORST 2012 - Madonna & LMFAO

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WORST 2011 - Black Eyed Peas & Slash

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WORST 2011 - Black Eyed Peas & Usher

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BEST 2010 - The Who

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BEST 2009 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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WORST 2008 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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BEST 2007 - Prince

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BEST 2006 - The Rolling Stones

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BEST 2005 - Paul McCartney

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WORST 2004 - Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

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WORST 2004 - Kid Rock

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WORST 2004 - P Diddy and Nelly

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BEST 2003 - Shania Twain

BEST 2003 - No Doubt and Sting

BEST 2002 - U2

BEST 2001 - Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, Nelly

WORST 2000 - Toni Braxton

WORST 2000 - Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias

WORST 1999 - Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, KISS

WORST 1999 - Gloria Estefan

WORST 1999 - Stevie Wonder

BEST 1998 - Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations and Queen Latifah

WORST 1997 - The Blues Brothers, James Brown, ZZ Top

BEST 1996 - Diana Ross

WORST 1995 - Patti Labelle and Tony Bennett

WORST 1994 - The Judds, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, and Travis Tritt

BEST 1993 - Michael Jackson

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