Super Bowl XLVII: Five Halftime Performers Who Would Be Better Than Beyonce

Adam Rickert@adam_rickertAnalyst IIOctober 16, 2012

Super Bowl XLVII: Five Halftime Performers Who Would Be Better Than Beyonce

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    In case you haven't heard, the Associated Press reports Beyonce Knowles has been selected as the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans.

    Beyonce has been one of the most famous artists worldwide over the past decade, which is obviously a fair reason to select her as the halftime performer. However, Beyonce's music isn't for all tastes, which is essentially what the Super Bowl Halftime Show should strive to be. 

    Yes, she's better in that sense than the past two performers (Black Eyed Peas in 2011 and Madonna in 2012), but there are several that could put on a more widely enjoyed show on one of the world's biggest stages next February. Check out who those performers are below.

Foo Fighters

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    The Foo Fighters are a well-liked group by many generations. Their frontman is Dave Grohl, the drummer for Nirvana in the early '90s.

    They played at the Democratic National Convention this year and are a highly revered mainstream rock band. They're not overly obnoxious and they're certainly not boring. People would love to see these guys on the stage at halftime, and they would put on a terrific show.

    Some well-known hits are "The Pretender," "Everlong," "Learn to Fly" and "My Hero" (shown in the video).


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    Everyone loved U2's halftime show at the Super Bowl following September 11th, and Coldplay is a similar band that could put on almost as good as a show.

    They've been churning out hits for the past decade and despite their music being somewhat of the same style, it is still well-liked by many people across the globe.

    Some hits are "Yellow," "Paradise," "Clocks" and "Viva la Vida" (shown in the video).

Kelly Clarkson

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    How can you not like Kelly Clarkson? She's been in music since 2002 after winning American Idol, and has turned into one of the most well-liked artists. She has a lot of catchy songs, some of which are inspirational and all of which are enjoyable to listen to.

    She's also very down-to-earth and isn't all about herself and fame like other "pop divas" may be.

    Some of her hits are "Breakaway," "Walk Away," "Because of You," "Stronger" and "Mr. Know It All" (shown in the video).

Matchbox Twenty

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    Just when you think Matchbox Twenty is done making hits, out comes a new one.

    They've been making great music for over 15 years and, unlike most artists, their newer songs are just as good as the old ones.

    They would certainly put on a great show at the Super Bowl and the audience would certainly enjoy it.

    Some of their hits are "Real World," "Push," "How Far We've Come," "She's So Mean" and "3AM" (shown in the video).


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    Remember what I said about Matchbox Twenty's longevity? Same with Train.

    Everyone likes Train. I know people all have different tastes, but it's tough to find any problems with this band. They have made some great songs and are on the radio all the time.

    They're not annoying, they're not overbearing, they're not boring...they're just good.

    Some hits are "Save Me, San Francisco," "Hey, Soul Sister," "50 Ways to Say Goodbye," "Drive By" and "Drops of Jupiter" (shown in the video).