A Handy List of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Beyonce ‘fessed up. She lip-synced at the inauguration.  But she does promise to sing live during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday.

As halftime entertainment goes, her appearance is one of the more lame bookings of the past couple of decades.  Let’s review all that’s happened since the infamous wardrobe malfunction incident of 2004, shall we?

2005:  Paul McCartney

2006:  Rolling Stones

2007:  Prince

2008:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

2009:  Bruce Springsteen

2010:  The Who

2011:  The Black Eyed Peas (okay, that wasn’t so good, but they were joined by Slash)

2012:  Madonna

At least it’ll be better than 1986 when they hired Up With People.

For a full list of all halftime shows at the Super Bowl, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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