Goodness gracious, WHAT a show! Sure, we might be exhausted from staying up all night and desperately confused from sitting through an hour and a half of American football, but it was totally worth it. The leather, the hair flicks, Destiny's Child, the fact that she was definitely singing live.... Woweee. If anyone out there doubted Bey after that lip-syncing scandal two weeks back, we're pretty sure the Superbowl Halftime show was enough to silence them; they made her FACE out of fireworks for goodness sakes. Bascially, it's our favourite halftime show ever. Through the Beyonce haze that's currently descended on Grazia Towers though, we've got to admit that there are other performances from past years that deserve recognition. Here's our 8 other favourites.
1. U2 - 2002
Just four months after 9/11, U2 wowed the crowd with their tribute to those that lost their lives in the terrorist attack. A particular moving moment; when they sang Where The Streets Have No Name as the names of the fallen scrolled behind them.
2. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake - 2004
All For You, Rock Your Body... Ahh, does it even matter what they sang? We only remember that moment. Less of nip slip more of a full-on total boob exposure, Janet and Justin went down as being responsible the most provocative performance in Superbowl history.
3. The Rolling Stones 2006
The wrinkly rockers proved they still had it with Start Me Up and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
4. Bruce Springsteen - 2009
The Boss wowed the crowd with reprisals of his hits Born To Run and Glory Days, all while looking mighty fine.
5. Madonna - 2012
Vintage Madge was the order of the day as the Queen of Pop blasted out Vogue, Express Yourself and Like A Prayer dressed like a gladiator princess complete with legions of bronzed Roman hunks. Nice touch.
6. Prince - 2007
Pop's resident oddball went light on his own tunes and instead opted for covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Queen, Bob Dylan and The Foo Fighters.
7. Diana Ross - 1996
Fabulous as always, Diana proved her metal with a hitlist that included Chain Of Fools, You Keep Me Hanging On, Baby Love, I Will Survive and Ain't No Mountain High Enough.
8. Michael Jackson - 1993
The bestest ever. (Apart from Beyonce yeah?) MJ set the prescedent for all future halftime shows when his performance turned out to be one of the most watched events in American TV history. From then on, it was all about the big stars.