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WZLX Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Performances

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WZLX has compiled a list of our Top 5 favorite Super Bowl halftime performances.

Plenty of big names, like Aerosmith, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones, have played the halftime show in recent years. Check out our selections and vote for your favorite at the end.

Did we leave anybody out?


5. Aerosmith & Guests, Super Bowl XXXV (2001)


This Super Bowl featured arguably one of the best defenses of all time in the Baltimore Ravens. This defense set an NFL record for fewest points allowed in a 16 game season with 165, a record held previously by the legendary 1986 Chicago Bears. The Ravens beat the Giants by the score of 34-7. And even though this one has a little too much boyband for our taste, hey, it’s Aerosmith!


4. The Rolling Stones, Super Bowl XL (2006)


Super Bowl XL was played at Ford Field in Detroit, hometown of former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis. WR Hines Ward received the MVP as the Steelers handed the Seahawks a 21-10 defeat.


3. Paul McCartney, Super Bowl XXXIX (2005)


Super Bowl XXXIX was special one for us in Boston, as the Patriots solidified a dynasty winning their 3rd title in 4 years over Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Pats won by the score of 24-21.


2. Bruce Springsteen, Super Bowl XLIII (2009)


This Super Bowl victory awarded the Pittsburgh Steelers their 6th Lombardi trophy, the most of any NFL franchise surpassing the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. The Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.


1. U2, Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)


Another memorable moment for Patriots fans, this was the improbable win over Kurt Warner and “The Greatest Show on Turf” in the St. Louis Rams. The Patriots were 14 point underdogs and Tom Brady won Super Bowl MVP, beating the Rams 20-17.


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Who’s your favorite Halftime performer ever? Do you have a dream artist that you’d love to see on the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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