Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013: Perfect Playlist for Beyonce During Intermission
Beyonce was a great choice for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII. She gives her fans that aren't interested in the game a reason to watch, and anyone with two eyes can enjoy her beauty and sex appeal on stage.
With confirmation that she'll be appearing during the intermission of the big game, I have a few preferences for song choice.
In 2012, Madonna performed two medleys and three full songs. With that as a guideline, here's my thinking on the songs Beyonce should perform.
Mind you, none of this is likely to happen, but I like to give opinions that will be ignored by the primary decision-makers.
I do it at home all the time.
Everyday it seems more apparent that a Destiny's Child reunion will augment Beyonce's performance. Most recently, a New Orleans Saints cheerleader told Entertainment Tonight's Rocsi Diaz she saw the trio rehearsing, per the Toronto Sun.
With that established, Beyonce should definitely do a three-song medley with her old group. Cater to You is a great choice for this occasion.
Why? Because there figures to be a nice amount of guys watching—after all, it is football.
It's hard to imagine many guys not wanting to be the beneficiary of the imagery in this song.
Sing you a song, turn the game on
I'll brush your hair, put your do-rag on
Want a foot-rub? You want a manicure?
Baby, I'm yours, I want to cater 2 you, boy
I don't know about you, but you haven't reached the peak of manhood until you've had a beautiful woman put your do-rag on. I don't have a strand of hair on my head, but I'd indulge just for kicks.
The trio must perform Soldier as well. Many people liken NFL players to soldiers, but we obviously know that the real soldiers are the men and women in the armed forces.
Let Soldier play with a few images of players in the Super Bowl appearing in some fashion, but the bulk of the imagery could be an ode to the real soldiers.
It's politically correct, and I get to see Beyonce dance...yay!
To round out her reunion with DC, they can take it back to the beginning with Bills, Bills, Bills. I have never liked that song, but it would warm the hearts of the most hardcore fans of the group.
See, I'm flexible.
When she's performing by herself, Beyonce has to perform Bootylicious. When she says:
I don't think you ready for this jelly.
Beyonce, you've never been more wrong. Take it from a guy that prefers a healthy woman, not everybody likes women to look as though they're in need of a sandwich.
People are giving you grief for lip-syncing a performance, so crack the haters over the head with a live version of Halo—not the first-person shooter, the song.
It shows off her underrated vocal ability and it could also be an ode to the people we lost in 2012 and early 2013.
For at least one of the segments, Jay-Z should make an appearance. Can a brother get a taste of Upgrade U?
I need to hear Jay utter this verse:
I B the B-boy who infiltrated all the corporate dudes
They call shots, I call audibles
Jacob the jeweler, baubles, Lorraine Schwartz sorta dude
It's big balling baby when I'm courting you
I'm talking spy bags and fly pads and rooms at the Bloomberg
And rumors you on the verge of a new merge
'Cause that rock on ya finger is like a tumor
There's a nice football reference there, and a mention of their matrimony. What More Can I Say? People would be asking for an Encore after this Public Service Announcement.
There is no Reasonable Doubt to place on this arrangement. It would be one of the best Super Bowl collaborations In My Lifetime.
OK, I'll stop now.
For their final song, they could do Young Forever. It's whimsical and promotes nostalgic thinking. Maybe images of past players can run on the scoreboard during the performance. It would be a nice song to close the halftime show.
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