Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
1) Prince – 2007 - Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts: 29, Chicago Bears: 17: Just three years after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction," Prince derived some controversy of his own by performing a guitar solo behind a transparent sheet and positioning his oddly shaped guitar in such a way that plenty of critics cried, "Phallic!" Whether it was intentional or accidental — guitars are inherently phallic, after all — we'll never know, but it turns out that Prince's pitch-perfect set list ("We Will Rock You," "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Baby I'm a Star," "Proud Mary," "All Along the Watchtower," "Best of You" and "Purple Rain") outshined his on-stage antics anyway.
8) Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly – 2001 - Super Bowl XXXV - Baltimore Ravens: 34, New York Giants: 7: With an oddball collection of artists, this halftime show risked disaster but ended up working perfectly — segueing 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" into Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" before returning to 'N Sync with "It's Gonna Be Me" and then back to Aerosmith with "Jaded." Britney Spears, Nelly and Mary J. Blige got in on the action for the triumphant final track, "Walk this Way." It was a cross-genre, cross-generational hit. more on this story
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