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Power Ranking Every Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIDecember 6, 2016

Power Ranking Every Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

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    With Super Bowl XLVI right around the corner and the lovely Madonna set to take the stage, we should look back at every other halftime show and see if the Material Girl will be able to hold a candle to her predecessors.

    After the Janet Jackson—Justin Timberlake scandal of Super Bowl XXXVIII, the entertainment has been a little aged, for lack of better term.  It appears the younger, more popular artists have been too much of a liability to put on stage, until last year when the Black Eyed Peas sucked it up.


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    45. 1968—Grambling State University Marching Band, Orange Bowl, Miami

    44. 1967—University of Arizona & Grambling State University Marching Bands, University of Michigan Marching Band, Al Hirt, and Arcadia High School Drill Team, produced by Tommy Walker at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

    43. 1971—Southeast Missouri State Marching Band, Orange Bowl, Miami

    42. 1974—University of Texas Marching Band and Miss Texas 1973 Judy Mallett playing Fiddle A Musical America, produced by Jim Skinner at Rice Stadium

    41. 1977—Los Angeles Unified All-City Band & Audience Card Stunt It's a Small World, produced by Disney at Rose Bowl in Pasadena

    40. 1978—Tyler Apache Belles Drill Team, Apache Band Pete Fountain, & Al Hirt From Paris to Paris at America at the Superdome

    39. 1980—Up with People, Grambling State University Marching Bands A Salute to the Big Band Era, produced by Up with People, at the Rose Bowl

    38. 1982—Up with People Salute to the 1960s and Motown, produced by Up with People at Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan

    37. 1981—Southern University Marching Band and Helen O'Connell Mardi Gras Festival, produced by Jim Skinner at the Superdome

    36. 1983—Los Angeles Super Drill Team KaleidoSUPERscope, produced by Bob Jani at the Rose Bowl

    35. 1986—Up with People Beat of Future , produced by Up with People at the Superdome


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    34. 1969—Florida A&M University America Thanks, Orange Bowl

    33. 1973—University of Michigan Marching Band with Woody Herman and Andy Williams Happiness Is, produced by Tommy Walker at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

    32. 1975—Mercer Ellington & Grambling State University Marching Bands A Tribute to Duke Ellington, produced by Jim Skinner at Tulane Stadium

    31. 1976—Up with People A Tribute to America's Bicentennial, produced by Up with People at Orange Bowl

    30. 1979—Ken Hamilton and Caribbean bands Salute to Caribbean, produced by Bob Jani and Orange Bowl

    29. 1970—Carol Channing & Southern University Marching Band Tribute to Mardi Gras, at Tulane Stadium

    28. 1972—Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt, & USMC Drill Team Salute to Louis Armstrong produced by Jim Skinner at Tulane Stadium

    27. 1984—University of Florida and Florida State Marching Bands Salute to Superstars of Silver Screen, produced by Disney at Tampa

    26. 1985—Tops in Blue World of Children's Dreams produced by Air Force Entertainment, Stanford Stadium

    25. 1988—Chubby Checker, the Rockettes, 88 Grand Pianos, and the CSUN Matador Wall of Sound Something Grand produced by Radio City at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego


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    24. 1989—Elvis Presto and South Florida area dancers Be Bop Bamboozled in 3-D produced by MagicCom Entertainment and Dan Witkowski at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami

    23. 1987—George Burns, Mickey Rooney, Grambling State University Marching Bands, Disney Characters and Southern California area High School drill teams and dancers Salute to Hollywood's 100th AnniversaryThe World of Make Believe produced by Disney at the Rose Bowl

     22. 1990—Pete Fountaint, Doug Kershaw, irma Thomas, Nicholls State University Marching Band, Southern Marching Band, and USL Marching Band Salute to New Orleans & 40th Anniversary of Peanuts produced by Select Productions at the Superdome

    21. 1995—Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, and Miami Sound Machine Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye produced by Disney at Joe Robbie Stadium

    20. 1994—Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and The Judds Rockin Country Sunday  produced by Select Productions at the Georgia Dome

    19. 1992—Gloria Estefan with Olympic Figure skaters Biran Boitano and Dorothy Hamill Winter Magic and Salute to 1992 Winter Olympics  produced by Timberline at the Metrodome

    18. 1991—New Blocks on the Block, Disney Characters and Warren Moon Small World Tribute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl  produced by Disney at Tampa Stadium

    17. 2005—Paul McCartney produced by Don Mischer Productions at ALLTEL Stadium

    16. 2008—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers produced by Don Mischer at University of Phoenix Stadium

    15. 2007—Prince, Florida A&M University 100 Band produced by Don Mischer at Dolphin Stadium



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    14. 1997—The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown, Catherine Crier Blues Brothers Bash produced by Select Productions, Radio City, and House of Blues at the Superdome

    13. 1998—Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, and Grambling State Marching Band Salute to Motown's 40th Anniversary produced by Radio City at Qualcomm Stadium

    12. 1999—Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover, Kiss Celebration of Soul, Salsa, and Swing produced by Radio City at Miami

    11. 2002—U2 Tribute to 9/11 Victims  produced by Clear Channel Entertainment at Superdome

    10. 2010—The Who produced by White Cherry Entertainment at Sun Life Stadium

    9. 2011—The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Tron: Legacy  produced by Rickey Kirshner at Cowboys Stadium

    8. 1996—Diana Ross Take Me Higher: A Celebration of 30 Years of the Super Bowl produced by Radio City at Sun Devil Stadium

    7. 2009—Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band produced by Don Mischer at Raymond James Stadium

    6. 2006—The Rolling Stones produced by Don Mischer at Ford Field


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    5. 2003—Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting produced by Jimmy Iovine and Joel Gallen at Qualcomm Stadium

    4. 2000—Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton Tapestry of Nations produced by Disney at Georgia Dome

    3. 2001—Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly The Kings of Rock and Pop produced by MTV at Raymond James

    2. 2004—Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, and Justin Timberlake Rock the Vote produced by MTV at Reliant Stadium

    1. 1993—Michael Jackson Heal the World produced by Radio City and Don Mischer at Rose Bowl

    We'll see on February 5 how Madonna and Cirque du Soleil stand up against the rest of them.

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