Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time

Will today's halftime show make the list next year? Guess we'll have to tune in to find out. In the meantime, here's a look at our top five halftime shows of all time.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 3, 2013 at 9:42 am •  Published: February 3, 2013

Will today's halftime show make the list next year? Guess we'll have to tune in to find out. In the meantime, here's a look at our top five halftime shows of all time.

1. Michael Jackson, 1993

Michael Jackson set the standard for Super Bowl halftimes in 1993.  Prior to the allegations that dogged his later career, Jackson was at a high point of popularity and ability to perform.  Jackson performed "Jam," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," "We are the World" and "Heal the World" in an over the top epic medley.


2. U2, 2002

Bono's salute to the U.S. victims of 9/11 in the 2002 Super Bowl was touching an apt. Bono finished "Where the Streets Have No Name" by revealing an American flag.

3. Prince, 2007

Prince was a breath of fresh air with a rocking performance. "Let's Go Crazy" and "All Along the Wachtower" rocked the crowd as Prince played on a stage shaped like the symbol he once used as a name. He finished as the rain began to fall with his hit "Purple Rain."


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4. Rolling Stones, 2006

There was some controversy over the Rolling Stones not having a traditional "Detroit" sound for a Detroit Super Bowl. But the Stones put on a memorable mix of hits, including "Satisfaction."

5. Diana Ross, 1996

The notable performer sang several hits, put on four costume changes and exited by helicopter while singing "Take Me Higher."