The Super Bowl is considered one of the most important sporting events around the United States. Every time this event is held, many people come to watch a final and how the teams win the championships to position themselves as the best of all.
On the other hand, we can highlight that there are many people who only watch this event for the halftime shows that are presented. This is one of the main reasons why the Super Bowl has become permeated in popular culture in the United States and around the world.
The first Super Bowl was held in the 60s and after 54 editions it has managed to become a complete cult show where rivalry and sport have been complemented with more things like fireworks, beautiful choreography and many of the artistic shows of some singers. All this and more, has allowed this show to be considered one of the most watched around the world.
At first, during 1967 and until the mid-80s, only student bands that belonged to this country participated in this event, but that gradually changed and then artists with great careers began to be included. Today on the Halftime Show billboards, we can see some established artists. Their participation in an event of this magnitude places them in the highest part of the summit.
Over time, many artists have left their mark on the Super Bowl stages and making a short list of the best performances is a little complicated. Even more so if we have names like Madonna, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger.
The singers just mentioned are only a small part of the big group of artists who have passed through this stage during the 50-year history of the Super Bowl. However, in this list we will be mentioning the best halftime shows according to Vogue.
The best Super Bowl halftime shows throughout history
Michael Jackson 1993
Many people who have watched this show for a long time will know that the participation of the King of Pop was something that marked a before and after during the Super Bowl presentations. The 90’s would bring the beginning of amazing performances by the most prominent artists in the musical world.
Michael completely changed the history of this event thanks to his presentation with his peculiar costumes, the best pyrotechnics and how to forget, the choreographies that were not compared to those of any other person. All this hand in hand with his best hits, allowed viewers to watch one of the best shows ever seen.
Diana Ross 1996
The former singer of the Supremes was the best option for the XXX edition of the Super Bowl where we could watch how a new era for this sporting event began. For Diana’s presentation, she had four dress changes in less than 12 seconds, starting here, this made everyone understand that the best was yet to come.
Her sequin-filled bodysuit was sure to be saved in the memory of many people who were watching this wonderful presentation. Additionally, this singer proved that no other person would have a better way out than hers through a helicopter while she was performing her song Take Me Higher.
The Super Bowl is probably the stage where more artists can come together to share it and give the public one of the best presentations. One of the best shows we were able to watched was in 2000 when we watched Phill Collins, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and Christina Aguilera on stage.
However, a similar event occurred when Raymond James Stadium gave one of the best performances in the company of Aerosmith, boy bands and the unexpected appearance of Britney Spears.
The XXXVI edition of the Super Bowl was completely different from the previous ones. Around the world, especially in the United States, everything was paralyzed by the attack that occurred on September 11. All the wounds caused were almost impossible to heal, but despite that, during the halftime show of this event in 2002, a presentation dedicated to all the people who passed away was held.
While Beautiful Day was playing, the names of all the victims were introduced little by little.
Shania Twain 2003
The 2003 Super Bowl could transport us to the best editions of the 90s thanks to the interpretation of this Canadian. Dressed in a black and white design by Marc Bouwer, Shania appeared on stage while she was singing her song Man! I Feel Like a Woman. However, even though most people had their looks on Shania’s outfit, this show brought us back to the 80s to close with Messsage In a Bottle.
Many longtime fans of this event consider Prince’s performance one of the best halftime shows in the Super Bowl. Without a doubt, this Minnesota singer showed on stage the proper way to perform at an event as large as this.
Dressed in a blue suit, an orange shirt and his purple guitar, this singer had the luxury of presenting a rock recital where he first performed We Will Rock You by Queen and to close, he performed Purple Rain.
The Black Eyes Peas 2011
For this year, the Super Bowl editions were taking a futuristic path. In the 45th edition, The Black Eyes Peas went down in the air to the beat of Tron while the LED screens dramatically matched the singers’ outfits. During the show they performed I Gotta Feeling, one of the most popular songs at that time.
Fergie’s duets with Slash and Usher’s with will.i.am were the best to close this presentation.
During the 47th edition, Beyoncé stole the stage and is something to admire and remember. Dressed in a black Rubin Singer bodysuit and high boots, this singer appeared out of the smoke caused by a huge silhouette of fire. Beyoncé dazzled everyone with the songs and choreography she performed like Love on Top and Crazy in Love.
Lady Gaga 2015
If we talk about extravagance, Lady Gaga is a complete synonym for that term. This singer, through a presentation, made it clear to us that a single show is enough to entertain us and leave us waiting for how she will surprise us from the beginning to the end. For this Super Bowl, Gaga wore two looks signed by Atelier Versace where we could watch that she wore clear references of shoulder pads wore by the players.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira 2020
Previously, some singers like Katty Perry and Lady Gaga had made it clear that the future of these presentations is female. However, in the 2020 Super Bowl edition we could watch how Shakira and Jlo reaffirmed this. The stage for this edition was the perfect place to unite the Latin American community with Puerto Ricans. Female power was represented through hip movements, flags, and incredible chants.