Ranking Every Super Bowl Halftime Of The Last Decade, From Fumbles To Touchdowns

Beyoncé and Prince crushed it, while the Black Eyed Peas kind of crashed and burned.

There may be no bigger gig in all of showbiz. With more than 100 million pairs of eyeballs glued to TV sets across the planet, the Super Bowl halftime show is reserved for the biggest of the big.

This year the honors go to Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who, by Super Bowl standards are practically whippersnappers. You see, for the most part, the NFL has tapped big name classic rockers to entertain the masses, with the occasional detour into music from the modern era. And, in 1995, whatever this was.

We have no idea what Bruno and the boys have in store for us on Sunday, so in the meantime we’ll break down the past decade of halftimes show, from craziest to snooziest. (We would have done a top 10, but we figured we should justexcuse ourselves from commenting on the 2004 show.

Here they are, from the biggest fumble to 31-point blow-out:

9. Black Eyed Peas Soup
The energy was there, the costumes were predictably bananas and BEP had cameos from Slash and Usher for their “Tron: Legacy”-themed show at Cowboys Stadium in 2011 . They played the hits (“I Gotta Feeling,” “Boom Boom Pow,” “Let’s Get It Started”), along with a beat-blasted cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” but between will.i. am’s plastic hair, the light-up Swarovski shoulder pads and neon-clad extras the whole thing was just too much. And not in the right way.

8. Paul McCartney Gets Back
Yes, he’s a rock legend and former Beatle. But it was kind of hard to get pumped up in 2005 for Sir Paul’s halftime meander through “Drive My Car,” “Get Back,” “Live and Let Die” and “Hey Jude.” The latter is one of the greatest songs of all time, but not exactly the adrenalin-pumper you want to get psyched for the second half.

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