10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows Of All Time, Definitively Ranked

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, millions of viewers tuned into watch one of the biggest sports events in the world, the Super Bowl. However, not everyone who watched the event was a football fan.

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Many people are only interested in the national anthem performance and half-time show, both of which have become cultural spectacles in their own right. However, this wasn’t always the case. Before Janet Jackson’s Nipplegate, Left Shark and flying Gaga, halftime shows often featured marching bands and tributes to legends like Duke Ellington.

It wasn’t until Michael Jackson’s 1993 performance, which was the most-watched halftime show at the time, that the NFL made it a tradition to invite some of the world’s biggest artists to entertain.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the best Super Bowl performances of all time:

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Just like the Atlanta Falcons at the 2017 Super Bowl, Lady Gaga delivered a superb performance, but she couldn’t dethrone Katy Perry, who holds the record for first place. The “Bad Romance” singer brought out all the stops, including strong vocals, aerials, back-to-back hits, a hint of patriotism, and a mic drop. She proved that unlike many pop stars today, her legacy will live on.

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Years before Lady Gaga and Beyonce took center stage at the Super Bowl, Diana Ross showed them how it was done with the diva-est performance. In addition to the stunning vocals and sea of dancers, she made sure her show wouldn’t soon be forgotten by making the grandest exit ever: she flew out of the stadium in a helicopter.

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It may have been a new millennium, but Aerosmith, *NSYNC, Britney & co., reminded people that their beloved musicians were not going anywhere. The show had a little bit of rock, pop, rap, and R&B, which is a pretty accurate representation of America’s music culture at the time. No wonder people went crazy over it.

Is Your Hometown In The Top 5 Best Or Worst Cities To Get A Cup Of Coffee?

Who doesn’t love a cup of Joe to wake them up in the morning? Whether it’s before you head into work, drop the kids off at school, or just to feel more awake and lively, coffee has always been your “get it done” friend.

Coffee has been a staple in the American diet since the Boston Tea Party of 1773, when patriots to our nation threw the imported leaves into the harbor. Ever since then, Americans have been drinking that delicious brew and staying hard at work.

But it appears that some states love this hot beverage way more than others, and many would be surprised to see how hard, or how easy, it is for their fellow citizens to get access to the real magic beans.

Take a look and see how your region ranks from worst to best!

Laredo, Texas

Bigger doesn’t always mean better in this case.

Toledo, Ohio

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Why does Ohio have to be terrible at everything?

Greensboro, North Carolina

If it ain’t sweet tea, they do not want it. Maybe South Carolina can do a better job…

North Las Vegas, Nevada

Not Pictured: Good coffee.

Memphis, Tennessee

Okay, we may have an objection to raise here.

Are you ready to see the best places in America to get your cup of java?