The “most-watched musical performance of the year” comes to us courtesy of the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s a time-honored tradition that’s featured some of the country’s biggest stars, from Madonna to Prince to Janet Jackson. Every year brings a thrilling 20 or so minutes of fireworks, splashy entrances, unexpected cameos and more surprises to keep you glued to the TV set. And this year was no different as Grammy-winning singer, fashion icon and all-around superstar Rihanna headlined the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.
Not surprisingly, not every performance in the Super Bowl’s 57-year history has been a success. We’ve seen our share of flops (and wardrobe malfunctions!) but we’ve also seen plenty of hits amid the misses. So while we get our snacks ready, and place our bets on which song Rihanna will sing first, it’s time for a look back at some of the best Super Bowl halftime shows of all time.
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