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There's nothing half-assed about Super Bowl halftime shows--they feature colossal stars and eye-popping special effects. Artists have been rocking halftime shows for almost as long as big guys in little pants have been throwing around the pigskin, so look back at the performers who graced the stage in Super Bowls past.

2003
Performers:Sting, No Doubt, Shania Twain
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sting collaborated with No Doubt on a Police classic. However, there was some doubt over whether dominatrix-dressed Shania Twain's vocals were live or lip-synched.
Bands A-Z: Sting
Bands A-Z: No Doubt
Bands A-Z: Shania Twain

2002
Performers:U2
U2 dominated the stage with a heartfelt tribute to the 9/11 victims. Even Sir Paul McCartney said the show was "fantastic." A "Beautiful Day" indeed.
Bands A-Z: U2

2001
Performers:Aerosmith, *NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Britney Spears
Aerosmith brought MTV's biggest stars to chip in with "Walk This Way": Nelly, Mary J. Blige, *NSYNC and Britney Spears, giving Justin, JC and Brit one of their first times performing together since their Mouseketeer days. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock & Adam Sandler starred in the halftime mini-movie to boot.
Bands A-Z: Aerosmith
Bands A-Z: *NSYNC
Bands A-Z: Mary J. Blige
Bands A-Z: Nelly
Bands A-Z: Britney Spears

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2000
Performers:Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Toni Braxton
Bring on the melodrama. Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias did a ballad duet, Phil Collins swung his syrupy Tarzan hit and Toni Braxton lip-synched.
Bands A-Z: Christina Aguilera
Bands A-Z: Enrique Iglesias
Bands A-Z: Phil Collins
Bands A-Z: Toni Braxton

1999
Performers:Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan
The last halftime show of the millennium might have been the weirdest, featuring swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and their troupe of zoot-suited stilt-walkers, Stevie Wonder doing his greatest hits and Gloria Estefan dazzling a moving circular stage.
Bands A-Z: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bands A-Z: Stevie Wonder

1998
Performers:Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves
New school met old school as Boyz II Men (yes, they were new school back then) and Queen Latifah performed a Motown 40th Anniversary with originators The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves.
Bands A-Z: Boyz II Men
Bands A-Z: Queen Latifah

1997
Performers:James Brown, ZZ Top, Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi
This show was all soul and blues starring the hardest working man in the music business James Brown, bearded brothers ZZ Top and Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi.
Bands A-Z: ZZ Top

1996
Performers:Diana Ross
Don't you know... the "d" in diva stands for Diana Ross. She crowded the stage with 11,000 dancers, over four costume changes and a helicopter exit. In a shocking halftime show development, Miss Thing wasn't lip-synching.

1995
Performers:Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Miami Sound Machine, Arturo Sandoval
A circus of 1,000 dancers, acrobats, fire breathers and jugglers along with old time crooner Tony Bennett, original "Lady Marmalade" Patti LaBelle, Miami Sound Machine, and jazz man Arturo Sandoval shook up halftime.

1994
Performers:Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Stevie Wonder
In a bigger dose of country music than most can handle, Wynonna and Naomi Judd (with a cameo from actress kin Ashley), Travis Tritt, Clint Black and Tanya Tucker brought the Nashville sound to the football field. Dancers formed the shape of two guitars and even Stevie Wonder pitched in.
Bands A-Z: Stevie Wonder


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